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Removal of gall bladder. Can the wound dressings be changed?

hi, I had my gall bladder removed on tues 26 june and was discharged on thurs 28 june. I did not received any advice on the removal or changing of my wound dressings. I have read that these need to be changed/removed afte 48 hours. I have my post op appointment on thurs 5th july but do not want to wait until then. Please can you advise if i need to change them or leave them. They were waterproof - was the only advice I received. Kind regards
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Hi Sharon,

July 5th is a long way to go.

Please go to the nearest physician or nurse practitioner and get it dressed.

Though it is waterproof, it may not stay till 5th July. It is also not advisable to leave it undressed for long time.

Hope this helps.

Get well soon.

Answered: Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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