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Can I still get lip stitched

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
If it: Opened again completely then the sutures were removed too soon or you accidentally re-traumatized the area before healing matured or both.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Winslow
34 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Normal!: Absolutely normal, swelling is how the body heals and the lip shows swelling more than most places on the body. It can take weeks for most swelling to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can be/be cautious: At most I would apply hydrogen peroxide on a cotton swab to the area & tease off any buildup of debris. The peroxide does turn to water but try t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Shave with scar?: Over the internet NO way to answer. Why not ask the doc who removed the sutures???
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie elizabeth Landman
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Eat soft foods: Eat soft foods for next 2days. After that normal diet. You should not develop any deformaties because of this procedure. Swelling of lips is still no ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not indicated: Any simple cut inside the mouth will self heal over time unless it is very large. Cuts outside the mouth on the lips or chin must be stitched within a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But would have to see it to be sure. Have him go to a doctor and be seen and determine whether this needs further management. Purulent material comi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness: Possibly permanent. 15 stitches is pretty good laceration. Possible one of your nerves could be permanently damage. However, nerves can take time to c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Dog bite: Lidocaine typically wears off within a couple hours deent. The depending on a lot of factors.(+- epinephrine) etc. And sometimes docs will use bupivic ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your doctor: if you are having excessive pain at the operative site, your surgeon needs to look at it to rule out infection
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