Help! What is this disintegrating plastic cage on my cheeks after anus/rectum removal surgery?

Rapunzel 99
Oct 09, 2022 5:53 pm

Does anybody know what the plastic cage-like appliance is (glued?) to the uppermost part of my cheeks could be?
Surgery was Sep 1, 2022.
It is disintegrating, coming apart, but still glued.

Oct 09, 2022 6:44 pm

Not exactly. I had dissolvable stitches and they gradually fell apart along with the big scab where the wound healed.

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Rapunzel 99
Oct 09, 2022 7:19 pm

I have dissolvable stitches also.

Oct 09, 2022 7:28 pm

No idea what the cage-like things are unless it's something to hold your cheeks together while the wound heals. Mine felt like a rope back there until the scab gradually fell apart.

Morning glory
Oct 11, 2022 1:11 am

Call your doctor and ask....

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Oct 11, 2022 9:01 pm

I am now very curious to know what is the 'plastic cage-like appliance' you speak of?

Dec 09, 2022 6:33 am
Reply to SallyK

Me too as I am looking at the same surgery in 2023. Please explain the details. Thanks. - Warrior

Dec 09, 2022 6:33 am

Me curious!! Details. Thanks. Warrior.