U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A female asked:

I just had the 7 stitches in my right leg 5in above my ankle next to my shin bone removed from a laceration cause by a stab wound. i'm day 13 out from?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Removal?: I assume that your question is when do they come out. What were you told when they were placed. Depending on your age and medical conditions and what the wound looked like will determine how long they would need to stay in. In general for an adult 10-14 days is reasonable assuming it is healing with no signs of infection. Your GP should be able to remove then with little problem.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 9, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.