A 32-year-old member asked:
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why stitches open up? i had biopsy excision to remove a lump on base of penis. what is the best option to close up the wound again.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pulled through flesh: A stitch pierces through flesh on each side of an incision. If the flesh is fragile, if the flesh is only a small amount, or if there is tension on the flesh, the stitch can pull through the flesh. If the stitch is new, a patient can call the surgeon right away, to see if something else can be done to close the opened spot today. If the stitch is older, the doctor might let the wound heal "as is".
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
No operation: The wound will heal on its own.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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