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How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stitches disolve: In the vast majority of surgical cases your surgeon will use dissolvable sutures (stitches). These will not need to be removed.
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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stitch removal: Usually with abdominal operations, stitches are self dissolving, and do not need removal. They can otherwise be removed about two weeks after they ar ... Read More

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Usually not: The surgeon will almost always use an absorbable suture. Sometimes people are aware of a little bit of thread that seems to be sticking out of part of ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends upon the type of dissolving suture as there are many different types. 24 days is not unreasonable and I assume some of the sutures have falle ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Abnormal: but not uncommon. Probably a superficial suture that has come to surface. See the surgeon or his staff to be sure.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: That can partly depend on the type of suture that was used with your hysterectomy. The most common types are usually pretty much dissolved by 90 days ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Anytime a patient feels anything out of the ordinary after major surgery, it would be wise to see the operating surgeon. Doctor's typically want to he ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Could be serious: bladder injury a complication of hysterectomy could be serious usually they leave Foley catheter for a while until the repair is healed the stint coul ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Without performing an exam, I have to defer to your gyn to clear you.
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