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stitches removed and wound still open

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
If it: Opened again completely then the sutures were removed too soon or you accidentally re-traumatized the area before healing matured or both.

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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon....: See your surgeon for suture removal. The surgeon is responsible for wound care & evaluation and proper timing of suture removal.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Go to the Expert: Unfortunately, it's hard to answer this question without pictures or an operative report, at the least. No one knows the specifics of your mother's op ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Complex issue: This is a complex issue, usually best to be sorted out by her surgeon. You could also ask your surgeon to recommend someone for a second opinion if yo ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: After two weeks the wound should be healed, you may have an infection that needs antibiotics, take care.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Seeping incision: The stitches were removed 2 weeks ago ?Did the incision open up then? It seems like this opened up sometime afterwards. Please see the doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
41 years experience Radiology
Yes: Failure for a wound to heal is likely due to an infection. If the wound was very large then it could take awhile to heal. That is the reason for sti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Internal stitches: After two weeks time there has been sufficient healing so that it is no longer necessary to use microtape over the wound
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Unfortunately there: Are times when something like this happens. Most commonly it is just some of the superficial skin spreading a bit. This happens in the winter in north ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: What is your question. Did they put you on an antibiotic. Sounds like you would need one and the perhaps a recheck when the antibiotic is done
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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NO,: Stitches out skin closed all is done!
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure: of your question!!! However this should be evaluated by the surgeon who created the incision!!!! Good follow-up includes dealing with the `problem yo ... Read More

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