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Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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I had a cold knife cone biopsy two weeks ago. I went to last

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I had a cold knife cone biopsy two weeks ago. I went to my follow up last week and everything went great. The doctor told me that my stitches had already desolved. He said there was a "thing" that would come out that was holding my cervix open whle i was healing. He also said it was the size of a walnut. Can someone help me with what this "thing" is called?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.
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The thing is called packing material. It will frequently be a material that aids in coagulation, such as Surgicel or Gelfoam. Sometimes Telfa is used, which is similar to the non-stick part of a band aid.