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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
Thanks for asking!: Most of the healing will occur within the first 10-14 days with complete healing generally 3-4 weeks.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Depends: on your nutritional status but n average 4-6 whks to completely heal
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Incision: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal. Even then they still will be tender and weaker than skin that has not been cut. Be patient and fol ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
7 days: Healing following port placement is about a week, and that is when sutures are generally removed, although many surgeons close wounds with subcuticula ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Time to heal: Your surgeons cut went through many layers of tissue. Each layer heals at a different rate. While skin heals quickly, the deep tough connective tis ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: On if you mean for complete remodeling and for the wound to look the way it is going to stay- in that case at least 1 year (some say up to 2 years). I ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Few weeks: There is a reason your friend hasn't yet healed and it may be due to infection, metabolic disease such as diabetes, or others. Needs to be examined ea ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It varies on how big the incision is, where it is located and what type of suture is used.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: Everyone heals differently and as well everyone has different pain tolerances. Generally speaking, any surgical incision will take 7-14 days to heal a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Never the same again: Often a significant wound takes about 4-6 wks to heal, but it will never be the same. Once cut/injured, you will have a scar at the site and this rema ... Read More
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