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how long before my stitches come out

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Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Weeks: It takes 6 weeks for full healing. The wound seals in 24-48 hours.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you need sutures: For a laceration - don't wait. Seek medical attention promptly
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Time range varies: Your provider will advise on the timing of suture removal. Typically a longer time is recommended for deeper, larger wounds or areas with thicker skin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies with location: Healing of incisions depends upon the richness of the underlying blood supply. In the head and neck, it is rich and stitches generally can be removed ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Where was the laceration? How deep? Were any structures injured other than skin? Is cut near a joint? Generally 7-10 days for most wounds.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Some stitches come out on their own by dissolving. Others must be removed. So it depends on the type you have. If they are the dissolvable type, they ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
should be fine: The fingers are very vascular and heal quickly. 7-10 days, or 1 week for the fingers is usually enough time to let the finger get full closure, and h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Scabs p/tonsillectom: Usually between 7-10 days. Any sooner, and you run the risk of bleeding. Follow your post operative instructions and check in with your surgeon if you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Not Normal: This complication is best addressed with the surgeon treating your condition. Please consider follow up appointment to address this issue.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The length of time for the healing to be complete depends upon the type of extraction- impacted/bone/soft tissue/sectioning/infection/etc. A "normal" ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
In : In a standard septoplasty there is one set of dissolvable sutures used to close the incision. It's also common for a different type of dissolveable su ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pooja Saroha
14 years experience Dentistry
Check up : I would recommend a check with your dentist. He will pack a dry socket paste and clean the socket. Every case is different and depending on which t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Periods: Periods can come back any time. The less breastfeeding you do, the higher the chance it comes back earlier than later.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
30 years experience General Surgery
60 days: Vicryl completely dissolves in 60 days. When you can eat again depends on what surgery you have had. That question should be answered by your surgeo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Usually a week: If they have not fallen off within a week you can always peel them off while you are in the shower.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"weeks": Recovery following hernia repair is dependent on the type of hernia, size of the hernia, technique of hernia repair, and the nature of the work that y ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Allergy: This is a drug reaction and penicillin should be avoided in the future.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
You can go back: Right away. At least i did.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends : Depends on the depth of the wound and whether there are any wound healing problems. For example, if the wound is contaminated or infected- the sutures ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Average cycle is 28 -32 days between periods. However periods may have irregular for a while after first starting.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends, 48-72 Hours: Entirely on your situation. Alveoloplasty? Pain level & need for narcotic pain medicines preclude you from work. If you had immediate denture delive ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Very variable!: Some people return to their cycle very quickly, others are irregular for a year.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Variable: Depends on several issues - why was she on it, how long has she been on it, etc. If had hormonal probs like irreg periods, then those issues can retur ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : Losing your mucous plug can be a good sign that your cervix is softening up and maybe even starting to dilate. It does not mean that you are going int ... Read More
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