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A 48-year-old member asked:

is it possible that some stitches didn't dissolve after giving child birth?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Takes time : Your stitches will gradually absorb over time. However, there might be areas of stitches that take longer and you can feel like it is "sticking you". I had this feeling with all of my episiotomy sutures with three kids! If there is increasing redness or fever then you need to be seen. Congrats on the baby!

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How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

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Is it normal for my childs confidence to drop when a teenager?

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Must I deny my child have energy drinks or sports drinks?

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What risks will my child with syncope have riding a bike?

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Be very careful: Not recommended to ride bike with history of syncope. One accident could be disasterous. Check with the doctor that diagnosed the syncope.

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