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Paola

Staples question

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Last night while I was drifting off to sleep this question popped to my head: What happens with the staples? Are they left in your stomach forever? Do they rust? Do they come loose at some point?

 

 

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They are titanium, medical grade staples. The stomach tissue scars over the staples and they are there forever. You can have xrays, ct scans, MRIs without issue.

 

I have 2 titanium screws in my left knee as well, and they've been there for over 18 years without issue.

 

 

They are non-ferrous and will not set off metal detectors.

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They are titanium, medical grade staples. The stomach tissue scars over the staples and they are there forever. You can have xrays, ct scans, MRIs without issue.

 

I have 2 titanium screws in my left knee as well, and they've been there for over 18 years without issue.

 

 

They are non-ferrous and will not set off metal detectors.

 

Thanks for answering! not worried about the staples anymore.

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I thought the same thing they said they stay in there ...

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