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A 27-year-old female asked:

Had tympanoplasty 3 weeks ago. most of my dissolvable stitches have fallen off but not all of them. can i take a shower and get those stitches wet?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Suture line should be well healed at 3 weeks and completely sealed to water from shower.
Last updated Jul 31, 2016

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