Steri-strips and dermabond

I'm 11 days pp from my c-section. They used Steri-strips and dermabond to close my incision, I was just wondering if anyone else had theirs closed like that and how long until the Steri-strips came off?? Mine aren't even starting to come off! Dr did the same thing with my first section, I just don't remember how long it took for them to start coming off because it was 5 years ago!!
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 31, 2011
Posted: on Jul 27, 2012
I had the same and mine came off a few days after I got home. Not sure if it was because I was taking two showers a day or because I had a bad reaction to the dermabond.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 18, 2011
Posted: on Jul 27, 2012
About a week to 3 weeks.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 02, 2011
Posted: on Jul 27, 2012
My doc took the strips off at my 2 week post op.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 19, 2012
Posted: on Jul 27, 2012
Ok. I just couldn't remember! I know I still had a few left at my 7wk apt and my dr took them off, but my dr doesn't schedule apts until 6-8 weeks pp. only reason I have one at 4 weeks this time is be size of the type of bc I'm going with!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 21, 2011
Posted: on Jul 27, 2012
I was told I could take mine off in the shower at day 5. They're gone now and the incision looks good (a bit crooked though :/ ). I hope I wasn't given bad info. Do you know why you're meant to leave them on so long?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 19, 2012
Posted: on Jul 28, 2012
I was never actually given a length of time they had to stay on.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 04, 2011
Posted: on Jul 28, 2012
Mine stayed on for almost 2 weeks
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 18, 2011
Posted: on Jul 28, 2012
They are meant to stay on until the incision is healed some and that's when they start to fall off. Sometimes tho they stay on too long and your gyno will take the rest off when you get checked.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 19, 2012
Posted: on Jul 29, 2012
Well they aren't even sticking in the middle anymore. Haven't been for about a week.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 29, 2012
Posted: on Jul 29, 2012
3-4 weeks pp
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 26, 2012
Posted: on Jul 31, 2012
I was told to take them off a week after my csection, but needed them to be wet w warm soapy water. it was fine. no issues
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 26, 2011
Posted: on Jul 31, 2012
About a month(:
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 08, 2012
Posted: on Jul 31, 2012
Mine our still on and I go tomorrow for my appt. l had the same thing u did. I cut the bottoms as they sprung up but mind our definately still on.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 29, 2012
Posted: on Jul 31, 2012
I ha them with my second c section n mine didn't even try to come off. My dr laughed when I went in for my check up and he had to pull them all off. He said "I got them stuck on good" I couldn't help but laugh.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 09, 2012
Posted: on Aug 01, 2012
I just let them come off when they started falling off from taking showers.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 19, 2012
Posted: on Aug 01, 2012
Well 16 days pp today as they are all off and incision is deff closed and looking good. Even starting to totally heal in places :)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 10, 2011
Posted: on Aug 02, 2012
I kept mine on for 4 weeks. That's when they started to fall off.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 22, 2012
Posted: on Aug 02, 2012
my last they all fell off after a few days. I like them on longer.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 11, 2012
Posted: on Aug 26, 2012
my strip stinks really bad.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 18, 2011
Posted: on Aug 27, 2012
They start to fall off in the middle but sometimes the top too. If your bandage smells you might have an infection. Call your doctor to check oh n if the site is red warm hurts badly n has pus that's an infection. Hope all is well .
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 18, 2011
Posted: on Aug 27, 2012
They heal in the middle that's y they aren't sticking . Lol but if the site isn't healed yet n it's not sticking you need to get a new one on.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 30, 2012
Posted: on Aug 27, 2012
not sure I had staples and a week later had them taken out it was a little painful but then they put the stripes and they fell off about a week later

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