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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Gagliardi
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The clear sutures are most commonly a dis-solvable type called monocryl or pds. 3 weeks is too early to see them completely gone. If a piece is prot ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends as there are a variety of of types of sutures. Some sutures will dissolve at different times. Some last days and some will last weeks. It a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: There are different resorb-able sutures types, with different dissolving time frames. These time frames are also an average and depend upon several f ... Read More
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Day answered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: The dissolvable sutures should fall out in 3-5 days.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body. They are meant to start "coming loose" or diss ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Which type?: There are many types of dissolvable sutures (vicryl, monocryl, generics, etc) and each type has it's only rate of body absorption. Generally, they st ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
20 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Absorbable sutures are used in specific situations by surgeon based on need.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Recheck with surgeon: For questions regarding a surgery or a surgical wound, a patient needs to ask the doctor who did the surgery. That doctor knows what exactly was done. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Normal : The normal vascular and neurological complexes are still there. The stitches probably helped the deep layers attach giving support also.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
16 years experience Endocrinology
Call your doctor: Contact your doctor's office for followup. Redressing of the wound along with possible antibiotics may be needed if an infection is present or wound i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
6 weeks: It depends on the surgeon since various types of suture can be used in this type of surgery. It will generally take about 6 weeks to 2 months, dependi ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
31 years experience Dentistry
Resolvable stitches: The stitches generally serve the purpose of protecting the surgical site for several days and so it is advisable to leave them in tact. If they are tr ... Read More

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