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DO DISSOLVING STITICHES DISSOLVE COMPLETELY

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Dr. David Schleimer
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7-14 days: Usually gone by one to two weeks. There may be small remnants left, which are easily removed.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
About a week: Self dissolving sutures are designed to melt away as the healing process takes over the wound closure. Unless some added trauma to the wound is exper ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Temporary: Lumps will go down, but it might take several months. Dissolving injections (hyalurinidase) are not necessary unless the lumps are large and you want ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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You want a doctor: To help you stay safe when you get high. There are plenty of sites on the internet to teach you how to hurt yourself. This one is about getting help ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your OB: The stitch will eventually absorb and sometimes can be felt up 6 months after your surgery. If it is bothering you ten you need to contact your ob.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estrogen supplements: At 54, if you are not yet at "true menopause" (lack of any estrogen production from ovarian sources), regular use of estrogen creams will produce a bl ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Wound care: Gently wash the area with mild soap & warm water; rinse; pat dry; apply clean dressing if one was present (ideally, antibiotic ointment, non-stick dre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Kind of: Some people will not be able to dissolve the sutures and therefore their body will spit them out and "reject them". Usually removing the sutures allow ... Read More

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