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How long will it take for the stitches inside my scrotum to dissolve after hydrocele surgery?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
6 weeks: It depends on the surgeon since various types of suture can be used in this type of surgery. It will generally take about 6 weeks to 2 months, depending on the suture type, for the sutures to dissolve but it will take much longer for the healing process and post-operative changes to gradually resolve.
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Pediatric Urology 43 years experience
2-3 weeks: Depending on what type of sutures is used. Occasionally, longer if by design.
Dr. Elliot Reisman
Pediatric Urology 38 years experience
A few weeks
Jan 19, 2013

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