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Is it normal for stitches to bleed

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That can happen: If you see a little bleeding - apply pressure from a minute or two - this can usually stop the bleeding.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Wound bleeding.: Put pressure over it. Avoid Aspirin or antiinflamatories that prolong bleeding. May put ice paks on top. Keep wound clean with soap and water. In doub... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Breast or chest?: Most acute post op bleeding should have resolved by now. Is it bright red blood or dark purple blood? If bright red blood and not stopping and satur... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Bleeding after 48 hr: I am reading this on a thursday, that implies 2 days or 9 days after stitches. Bleeding then is not nl healing. See your doc. It could be infected, or... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Yes,: Traces of bleeding even after a week is certainly within normal limits. Since you have been avoiding those areas where the sutures are/were present, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Development normal: Bleeding can occasionally occur after a circumcision for various reasons. Not to worry, he will develop just fine.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sure: The tissue is still healing..
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes it is: yes it is, avoid stretching, and follow your surgeon instructions,keep you incision cream
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
See a Provider: What you are describing is not normal. You may have an ovarian cyst or something wrong with your uterus. Your Mirena (levonorgestrel) may not be in th... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Rarely: Stitches are not routine, but sometimes they are necessary if during the procedure you may have had excessive bleeding from your cervix/vagina related... Read More

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