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A 35-year-old male asked:

Had an op 3wks ago to fix a broken meta carpal bone on my left hand, dark blue internal stitches are coming through the scabe of the cut, the ortho that did op is on leave for 2 weeks. will the stiches desolve or should i go see a doctor.

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Notify your Dr.: Often dissolvable stitches are used, but sometimes the dissolution is delayed. Notify your surgeon for directions. It is most important to prevent infection and these visible stitches can become a highway for bacteria to get into,your wound

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