Does packing bottom part of the wound hurt?

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  1. Rowan

    Rowan New Member

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    Hi all, it's me again! Just been to see the surgeon and the bottom section of the wound (closer to the anus) has opened up after originally being stitched closed, opening partially after stitches were taken out, just a quick question, does the packing of the wound hurt? Any tips to reduce pain? Thanks people
     
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    Hate that happened to you. I've been in a similiar situation though so I can relate.
    Packing yes will unfortunately hurt, my advice is to get some Vaseline antibacterial type gauze pads.
    That way the gauze is lubricated (which makes packing easier) and it protects against infection.
    Best of luck
     
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    Thank you for your reply again, is the pain manageable at the time? Dreading it now! First packing is tomorrow
     
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    tyty501 Very Helpful

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    Anytime!
    As long as the wound isn't super deep or gets shoved too far down in the wound it's manageable.
    Do your best to not dread it!
    Hope it all goes well.
    If you have any other questions, just let me know.
     
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    Make sure to take your meds 30 minutes to an hour before the packing to really help take off some pain and make sure to ask whoever is doing your packing change to go slow and really soak the gauze up and take the gauze out little by little while keeping on soaking or spraying the gauze with saline. I found that really helped me with the pain. You just need someone with patience and willing to go at your pace. Wishing you the best, but believe as time goes by packing gets a bit easier.
     
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    I often thought that nurses were the kindest and more gentle when it came to packing a wound. Whenever my district nurses came they would ring about half an hour before coming to see me so that I had time for my pain relief to take effect.

    Hope this helps!

    Rosie
     
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    My cut was really deep and I can't even feel the nurses doing daily packings - so good luck!
     

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