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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: Not common in all, will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely, don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

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If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

Two things: For topical treatment, we use mederma, available otc & collagen from the cascade system that we use during surgery. Good cosmetic results. ...Read more

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How can a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

How can a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

If large,: Then probably very slowly with the possibility of infection, continued bleeding, ugly scar etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

Can you tell me how could a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

Could take some time: But it is not an area of high skin tension so keeping it clean, moist and covered to prevent infection and re-traumatizing will aid in healing. It may not have been sutured because you may not have presented for treatment within the 12 hour window necessary for suturing facial wounds. ...Read more

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Labia tear not heal properly I got stiched up stitches are gone but I still have the slit can it be fixed or will I still have a normal life like that?

Labia tear not heal properly I got stiched up stitches are gone but I still have the slit can it be fixed or will I still have a normal life like that?

Laceration: It will heal by secondary intention. You will have a normal life but may have a scar. If discharge or pain follow up with the doctor ...Read more

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Can a wound on the upper thigh heal on its own after opening up following the removal of stitches?

Can a wound on the upper thigh heal on its own after opening up following the removal of stitches?

Probably: Probably yes, as long as there is no ongoing infection and the edges of the wound are not too far apart and there is no diabetes which would slow the healing process ...Read more

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I have a big wound on my knee with stitches. It is not healing well, is three any way for me to make the wound heal faster?

I have a big wound on my knee with stitches. It is not healing well, is three any way for me to make the wound heal faster?

Area of stress: The knee is an area that gets a lot of action as we walk, or move in general. The action pulls on the wound and stitches reducing healing. The key is to minimize the local stress by limiting the amount you bend the knee, wearing a splint and using crutches for a while may help. You would know if it is infected so that is probably not likely. ...Read more

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How many days does it take to heal the wounds on lower lip&inner tissues which was cut during accident&stitches are also done by emergency Dr.

How many days does it take to heal the wounds on lower lip&inner tissues which was cut during accident&stitches are also done by emergency Dr.

Few days: Wounds in this area usually heals very quickly, as the wound get sealed in few days but full strength takes longer time.
The things that can delay healing are poor nutrition, smoking, wound infection and immune suppressing medications ...Read more

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I have a wound which is 1 cm wide and 5 mm deep near my big toe on the left leg. It was cleaned and dressed tightly. Will it heal without stitches?

I have a wound which is 1 cm wide and 5 mm deep near my big toe on the left leg. It was cleaned and dressed tightly. Will it heal without stitches?

Yes: In clean fresh wounds, we often stitch/suture incision together to minimize scarring. In older dirty wounds, we often leave it open to air (no stitches/sutures) to allow healing from within. This is more likely to cause scarring but we don't want close dirty old wounds out of fear of trapping bacteria in wound. So yes, wounds can heal w/o sutures but will take time & most likely end w/scar. ...Read more

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I got a vaginal tear on perineum from rough sex. Now the scab fell off and I still have a tear in the skin. Will it heal on its own or need stitches?

I got a vaginal tear on perineum from rough sex. Now the scab fell off and I still have a tear in the skin. Will it heal on its own or need stitches?

Odds are it: Will heal on it's own as it rather uncommon to suffer a laceration from rough sex enough that it requires suturing. You should try to avoid any intercourse or penetrating vaginal activity. Try to keep the area clean (but with something like gentle soap and water with limited scrubbing). If its starts becoming painful, red or with discharge seek a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my wound heal. I had a lower molar removed but the root broke so the dentist had to go down to the bone. I was not given stitch.?

What can I do to help my wound heal. I had a lower molar removed but the root broke so the dentist had to go down to the bone. I was not given stitch.?

See below: When a root is broken off the surgery is more extensive and sutures are usually placed since your dentist didn't do that you have a clot that is covering the extraction site. Make sure you do not remove the clot by drinking and switching liquid in your mouth drink carefully, try and eat on the other side for the next few days. Get the liquid homeopathic remedy traumeel and take 6 drops under ton. ...Read more

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I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?

I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?

Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! Good luck with your healing! ...Read more

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Who will stitch me if I tear?

Who will stitch me if I tear?

Your doctor: Your OB or midwife will do any repair you need. Occasionally, your provider isn't comfortable with the kind of tear you have and will call in a specialist to assist them or do the repair. ...Read more

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How do I get my stitches to heal quickly?

How do I get my stitches to heal quickly?

Trust your doc: When you get stitches, the doctor will determine how long the tissues (fat, muscle, fascia, skin, etc) need to stay together to heal fastest and best. Each suture type has a time to absorb and lose it's strength. Too long and scarring results. Too short and things fall apart. You really cannot make them dissolve any faster than they are manufactured to do so. Trust your doc and your healing. ...Read more

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If I have stitches, how would I clean my wound?

If I have stitches, how would I clean my wound?

Simple cleaning OK: Many wounds will continue to ooze a bit of serum after closure & that can build up & provide food for skin germs that could later invade & infect it. A brief cleaning of the area with soap & water or peroxide being sure to leave it dry can remove the serum & prevent infection. Working around stitches with a wet q tip is also helpful. ...Read more

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What happens if a large wound isn't stitched closed?

What happens if a large wound isn't stitched closed?

Wound Healing slow: Large wounds need to be properly cleaned, all dead, devitalised tissue, and contaminants removed. This is the most important thing. The wound edges need to be closed as much as is possible to reduce healing time, and improve scarring. Less of all the above will cause a worse scar, and slower wound healing. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to remove stitches from a wound?

Different timing: It is important to remember that part of healing is skin growth which occurs even over sutures. Of course, areas under a lot of tension need a longer time to heal. Facial wounds should have sutures removed at about five days and then steri strips used. Wounds under stress like the abdomen will need longer about 14 days. Remember, the skin makes us look pretty, not hold things together. ...Read more

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How to know if I need stitches or will it heal on its own?

How to know if I need stitches or will it heal on its own?

Laceration?: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more

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What do they do if a wound is too deep or too wide to stitch?

What do they do if a wound is too deep or too wide to stitch?

Heals from inside ou: Wound is left open to heal from inside out - sometimes with a help of wound vac. ...Read more

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