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d and c today-surgical stockings

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tom57 Tue 11-Aug-09 20:13:18

Had d and c today and have been told to wear the white knee length surgical stockings for 24 hours a day[except showers]for 2 weeks, poss should be grateful not to get blood clots but *2 WEEKS*. Have others had the same advice and how to explain to 10 year old daughter who is not aware of what's happened

pecanpie Tue 11-Aug-09 20:20:57

never had this advice and have had the procedure 3 times unfortunately! I think the most I had to do was wear them during the procedure. I hope you are feeling ok.

tom57 Tue 11-Aug-09 21:42:44

I'm ok just really glad it's over.

EldonAve Wed 12-Aug-09 10:19:36

I only wore them that day
Are you at higher than normal risk of clots?

tom57 Wed 12-Aug-09 11:32:33

Not that I'm aware,the Dr just said it's because you have your legs up during surgery. Might phone ward today to ask again,I think I was only told because I asked the Dr as an after thought when being discharged,if I had not done so I don,t think it would have been mentioned.

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