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can a wound heal without stitches

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Two things: For topical treatment, we use mederma, available otc & collagen from the cascade system that we use during surgery. Good cosmetic results.

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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
If large,: Then probably very slowly with the possibility of infection, continued bleeding, ugly scar etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could take some time: but it is not an area of high skin tension so keeping it clean, moist and covered to prevent infection and re-traumatizing will aid in healing. It ma ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Laceration: It will heal by secondary intention . You will have a normal life but may have a scar. If discharge or pain follow up with the doctor
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Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: probably yes, as long as there is no ongoing infection and the edges of the wound are not too far apart and there is no diabetes which would slow the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Wound: face has very good healing . superficial wounds should heal with in a week although the scarring will take time to get less noticeable ( months).stitc ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Check with surgeon: If you have stitches, then okay to go back to that doc for further instructions and care, possible referral. Typically infection, swelling, malnutriti ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal tear: If the tear occurred over 24 hours ago, your physician may want the tear to heal without stitches, but you should be examined to evaluate the injury, ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: In clean fresh wounds, we often stitch/suture incision together to minimize scarring. In older dirty wounds, we often leave it open to air (no stitche ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Small tears will heal on their own. Larger tears sometimes require stitches. Stitches are best for fresh wounds and used less commonly for wounds th ... Read More
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