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How long before my stitches come out

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Mobile or not: Depends where the cuts are and hoe deep. If in a spot on thigh that is not affected much by bending your hip or knee may be able to use butterfly type... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Sutures can: come at about 2 weeks, but complete healing will not take place for one year, barring any complications such as inection. Healing is a gradual proces... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Let it heal....: I would make sure he avoids any potential contact sports until the stitches are out and the area is no longer tender to touch. This will be likely soo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Should be healed: by now, but you need an exam with your doctor to see if more needs to be done.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Evaluation: You will need to see a reproductive endocrinologist who can read your operation report, evaluate the pathology report and do a sonogram to determine w... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 36 years experience
They dissolve: We do adult circumcisions with sutures which are dissolvable and go away within 10 to 14 days. Hopefully you will not require any suture removal whats... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 50 years experience
5-7 days: The incision should heal like other areas of body, after 1 week likely no more bleeding or drainage would occur
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
That depends: I am sorry but i don't know the reason that you received sutures. When you can snowboard again really depends on what the underlying problem was. It w... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Tendon quality: Poor tendon quality or degeneration accounts for the majority or suture pull- out. Some can also be attributed to surgical technique. Failure to mobil... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Fold in the pleura: This is a knife-like pain that happens from time to time to many of us and taht gets worse as we breathe in. There are many myths, but what is actuall... Read More
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