A member asked:

I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. my 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. what do i do?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Stephen Calendine answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Keep the wound clean as possible. Get a hold of the office that treated you ASAP. Since it's only been two days they'll probably want to replace the loose suture if it is torn at all.

Answered Mar 4, 2016



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Dr. Natalie Hodge answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ok, take a look at the wound. Are the edges of skin touching each other? Is there a space large enough to slip a dime into? One loose stitch is no problem as long as the wound looks ok and you're not seeing a gap in the skin. If there is any question, we are happy to look at it in a Prime visit with photos! Sorry about the head butt! Those hurt!

Answered Jun 3, 2015



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