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Gallbladder removal and laprascopic staples

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I recently had gallbladder removed (laprascopically). The staples are tugging at me and I'm curious to know how they put them in. How long are they left in and how are they removed.

I have a tightening feeling around my skin where they are inserted. The skin is slightly swollen. Doesn't look infected.

I am breaking out with many blisters in the surrounding areas and on my stomach, legs and arms. Is this due to medication, diet, etc...??

Please give me whatever input about the staple removal. Thanks!


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replied November 29th, 2006
Appendix, Appendicitis, Gallbladder Disorders Answer A1770
I don’t know about what staples you are talking about. The staples that are used during the procedure to close larger blood vessels such as those that vascularize the gallbladder (arteria and vena cystica) inside the abdomen are not removed but stay inside the body forever. They will be absorbed in time. Staples are placed inside abdomen through a special instrument-stapler. The blisters on your skin have to be seen by a doctor.



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