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Glue stitches removal

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Probably stitched: The scar is typically so small that the doctor will probably put in a few stitches to close the skin and underlying fascia.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Immediately after removal of stitches, the skin will be approximately 75-90% it's normal tensile strength (depending on how long the stitches remained... Read More
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Depends: That depends on why you had stitches, what type of work you do and what working will do to your healing. Your doctor can best advise you on this. Fo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: Sometimes as the scar ages it blends in better with the uninterrupted skin. But will never fade or be the normal color skin again
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. MICHAEL VINCENT
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Consult your doctor: If the laceration is reopening, you should consult with your physician. Some minor separation may be acceptable, but any significant reopening of the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Family practice doc: Or plastic surgeon if the stitches are very fine and on the face.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Clarification: Stitches, when they are used with cataract surgery, are place out of the way of vision so they would not be interfering with your vision. Sometimes t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes, usually.: It depends on what part of the body the stitches were placed, and why they were placed. For example, facial scarring from surgical stitches can be fi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Elevation: If you have swelling then when you go to sleep try to keep your hand above your heart (maybe over your chest). That way gravity will help any fluid dr... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Get it checked: Get surgical site checked by a health care professional to see if there is any change of the wound due to trauma.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Tooth Extraction: From your description you seem to be healing fine. If still concerned, see your dentist for a post-op follow up.

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