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Removing C-section Staples

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Updated May 30, 2014

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Is it painful to have c-section staples removed?
Having c-section staples removed is not usually painful.

Having c-section staples removed is not usually painful.

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Having c-section staples removed is not usually painful. You may feel a pinch, particularly if the staple has embedded into your skin a bit. You will usually feel just a mild pinching feeling as each staple is removed.

If you have some crusted blood that have formed a scab around the staple, your doctor or their assistant may try to soften the scab with water or hydrogen peroxide. This will help prevent pain from the scab being disturbed.

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