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after surgery how long do the stiches remain

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: You can stop using them once you are physically active and walking around... If you are sedentary or in bed most of the time, you should keep them

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
24 hours: after 24 hours it will be safe to breastfeed after general anesthesia
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Dpends on depth and size of wound. It can require 1 to several weeks to close. Follow instructions re cleaning wound amd watch for signs of infection ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hard to say: This depends on several factors with size and depth being two important factors.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience Family Medicine
It varies greatly: Healing time varies with the individual, severity of the injury and the extent of the surgery. Be patient and follow your physicians plan. It is neces ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience Urology
PCNL: Sometimes it may take up to one week before the opening closes in your back. Do you have a stent in your kidney going down to your bladder. This can ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on surgery: So return to work is very variable based upon what kind of surgery you had and what kind of work you do. Best to do is to discuss with your surgeon wh ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Ask your doctor: You have not mentioned what type of surgery so you need to ask your doctor.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Typically 4-6 weeks: After the surgery procedure it typically takes 4-6 weeks of rehab to get back to activities you will have to gradually decrease your swelling, inc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Too vague...: What kind of surgery are you having? What type of fishing are you planning on doing? Your answer to those questions will give us an idea on how to p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Days": When performed laparoscopically, most people go home the same day as surgery; need 2-3 days at home; may return to (office) work in 5-7 days; aerobic ... Read More

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