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How long can wait to get lip stitches

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends : Usually 2 weeks, longer if dissolvable sutures used.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Winslow
34 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Normal!: Absolutely normal, swelling is how the body heals and the lip shows swelling more than most places on the body. It can take weeks for most swelling to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Shave with scar?: Over the internet NO way to answer. Why not ask the doc who removed the sutures???
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not indicated: Any simple cut inside the mouth will self heal over time unless it is very large. Cuts outside the mouth on the lips or chin must be stitched within a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Injury: The swelling will resolve in 2-3 days or even earlier. The wound will heal in 5-7 days. Lips, face is richly supplied with blood, for this healing is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But would have to see it to be sure. Have him go to a doctor and be seen and determine whether this needs further management. Purulent material comi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Lip: Ice packs, Sleep propped up on two pillows, ibuprofen. Swelling will slowly go down over 3-5 days. Av.oid fighting
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Week or so: Ice the first 24 -36 hours then stop and then begin heat 20 minutes at a time 3 to 4 times each day
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Stiches: Should take 7-10 days to fallout. Tramatized area will look worse in 6 months, then as tissues organize will look better in a year. If you want to red ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Be patient: The lip is very well vascularized and usually heals quickly. The bump could be edema, blood or a swelling in relationship to the pattern of the bite ... Read More
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