A 42-year-old member asked:
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how do i know if surgical staples are ready to come out?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: Depending on the surgery, the location of the incision, your overall health and a few other factors staples can stay in as short as 3 days and as long as 2 week. Okay to get in for your post operative appointment.
Answered on Oct 12, 2016

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