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A 22-year-old female asked:

How long should i wait to get stitches?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you need sutures: For a laceration - don't wait. Seek medical attention promptly
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
More info needed: If you have a cut or laceration that is bleeding and too big for a band-aid or two - why wait? An urgent care clinic should be sufficient and if they think you need more, they'll tell you. When in doubt about trauma treatment, ask someone knowledgeable to look at it and give an opinion or decide for you. It might get better anyway - but it might get much worse. Best wishes.

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