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How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

Variable: Depending on the type of dissolvable suture (there are several different types) anywhere from 10 days to 6+ months. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

How much time does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

It is variable.: Many dissolvable sutures begin dissolving or fall out in 7 to 14 days. But this is variable. So it may take longer -sometimes even months. ...Read more

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How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

Depends usu 1-2 week: Depends on material. Can take longer than 2 weeks. Once the wound is healed, can ask health care provider. Sometimes have loose undissolved ends which can be easily removed to help with the process. ...Read more

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What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

Possibly: It could be possible that those are not really dissolvable sutures. The other possibility is that your body may not be accepting or decomposing these stitches as expected. I would get a check if this is what's happening to you. ...Read more

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It's been five months since I gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?

It's been five months since I gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?

Sutures: I practice here in "the region." the hospitals have chromic and vicryl suture for OB gyn use. They will absorb and it is really unusual that they haven't absorbed. I think you need to see your gyn. Perhaps there was an error and something different was used. ...Read more

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I had an appendix removal and one of the dissolvable stitches hasn't dissolved. Its been 2 years. A little bit is sticking out and is itchy sometimes?

I had an appendix removal and one of the dissolvable stitches hasn't dissolved. Its been 2 years. A little bit is sticking out and is itchy sometimes?

See surgeon: See your surgeon. That is not normal. That wasn't a dissolvable stitch then or it's some fiber development in the tissue post-op. ...Read more

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Punch biopsy a week ago on big toe, with 1 non-dissolvable stitch. It came out itself today. Bit of fluid seeping out, not bloody. Should I worry?

Punch biopsy a week ago on big toe, with 1 non-dissolvable stitch. It came out itself today. Bit of fluid seeping out, not bloody. Should I worry?

No: This can happen one week status-post punch biopsy. Monitor the area for any redness or infection if not healed by now and check back with your doctor if you are concerned! ...Read more

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Son had gash stitched up 17 days ago with dissolveable stitches, but the stitches are still clearly visible. Is this okay?

Son had gash stitched up 17 days ago with dissolveable stitches, but the stitches are still clearly visible. Is this okay?

May be OK: It sometimes takes longer for these stitches to dissolve completely. If there is no inflammation or infection your son should be alright. A routine check up where the stitches were put in would be a good idea to make certain the wound is healing well. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

Yes: The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body. They are meant to start "coming loose" or dissolve in 7-14 days. Sometimes they will fall out sooner if the knot unravels so it depends on how long ago you had them placed. ...Read more

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Yo! I had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?

Yo! I had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?

About 4 to 6 weeks: Variable that impact time to dissolve include size and type of suture, your response to the suture and the knots. The knots often take longer to dissolve. If you have not made your post op appointment, please do. This is a good question for your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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3days post lap surgery for my ENDO with an incision in belly button and at bakini line. There are dissolveable stitches poking out of each. Is this ok?

3days post lap surgery for my ENDO with an incision in belly button and at bakini line. There are dissolveable stitches poking out of each. Is this ok?

Yes, its ok...: Sometimes the tails of the buried suture knots will work their way out and poke through the incision. It usually doesn't cause any major problem (other than being annoying). Your doc can remove them, if you like, at your post-op visit. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are blue stitches dissolvable?

Depends: There are blue sutures that are dissolvable and others that are not. We use them for different reasons. If the surgery was more than, say two months ago, and it is still blue then it is likely permanent. ...Read more

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How soon should my dissolvable stitches go away?

6-12 weeks: Most "dissolvable" sutures are made of polyglycolic acid...Takes 2-3 months to dissolve. ...Read more

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Hown long should your stitches dissolve from having a baby?

Hown long should your stitches dissolve from having a baby?

Months: The time varies depending on what kind of suture, or thread, was used and the extent of the stitches. But in general it takes 6-8 weeks or even more for your stitches to dissolve. You may notice the knotted ends coming off; the internal portion of the stitches under the skin are made to dissolve. ...Read more

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Is it normal for stitches to dissolve a week after surgery?

Is it normal for stitches to dissolve a week after surgery?

Depends: It depends as there are a variety of of types of sutures. Some sutures will dissolve at different times. Some last days and some will last weeks. It also can depend on where they are placed, near the surface or deeper. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different kinds of dissolvable stitches?

Yes: There are several different disolvable sutures chromic and vycril are 2 types. ...Read more

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Could I put anything over dissolvable stitches to be okay to swim?

Could I put anything over dissolvable stitches to be okay to swim?

Yes: Swimming should be fine, but I would wait at least a week after stitches were placed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long until my vicryl stitches dissolve and when can I eat again?

How long until my vicryl stitches dissolve and when can I eat again?

60 days: Vicryl completely dissolves in 60 days. When you can eat again depends on what surgery you have had. That question should be answered by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.

How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.

Depends: Depends upon the type of dissolving suture as there are many different types. 24 days is not unreasonable and I assume some of the sutures have fallen out already. They will continue to do so with time. ...Read more

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Its been 3 weeks now since my surgery and the disolveable stitches havnt disolved yet. ..When will they disolve? Thet are the clear type

Yes: The clear sutures are most commonly a dis-solvable type called monocryl or pds. 3 weeks is too early to see them completely gone. If a piece is protruding and bothering you, have your surgeon remove it in office. ...Read more

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And how long will self dissolving stitches take to dissolve?

And how long will self dissolving stitches take to dissolve?

7-14 days: Usually gone by one to two weeks. There may be small remnants left, which are easily removed. ...Read more

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How much time until my stitches dissolve and when can I eat!?

How much time until my stitches dissolve and when can I eat!?

Uncertain.: Many dissolvable sutures dissolve in 7 to 10 days but that can be variable. We don't know where your sutures are or what type of surgery you had. It would be best to refer to your aftercare instructions from the physician or dentist to find out exact guidance for your situation. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for self dissolving stitches to dissolve?

How long does it take for self dissolving stitches to dissolve?

About a week: Self dissolving sutures are designed to melt away as the healing process takes over the wound closure. Unless some added trauma to the wound is experienced healing should be uneventful with good oral care and taking your meds. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take for oral stitches to dissolve?

I'm wondering how long does it take for oral stitches to dissolve?

Variable.: Oral surgery- “Dissolving sutures can last from three to four days to three to four weeks depending on which stitches are used and which type of operation you have had.” REF: https://www. Oralsurgery. Co.nz/faqs. Html ...Read more

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I got stitches 9 days ago and they still haven't dissolved. Is that typical?

I got stitches 9 days ago and they still haven't dissolved. Is that typical?

Variable: Many dissolvable sutures begin dissolving or fall out in 7 to 14 days. But this is variable -so may take longer. Sometimes even months. ...Read more

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I had a tubalectomy and have disolvable stitches. It's been one week. I can't see the stitches so I'm assuming they're internal. Am I able to swim?

Should be ok: Should be ok, but its best to heck with your doctor to find out about your case specifically. Lots of variables come in to play here. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I have had my disk removed home the next day the wound is 2 inches covered with a plaster how often shall I replace the plaster and when can I get it wet its dissolve able stitches thanks?

Hi I have had my disk removed home the next day the wound is 2 inches covered with a plaster how often shall I replace the plaster and when can I get it wet its dissolve able stitches thanks?

Ask your surgeon: You should have received wound care instructions and activity restrictions from your surgeon. Every surgeon tends to have his own specific post op care routine that can vary from patient to patient for several reasons. I do not have enough information to guide you appropriately. ...Read more

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How long until the stitches dissolve from a tonsillectomy?

Depends: Depends on the type of dissolvable sutures used. Usually 7 to 10 days, sometimes a little longer. ...Read more

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After how long do stitches dissolve after torsion operation?

After how long do stitches dissolve after torsion operation?

21 days but varies: You had testicular torsion. Your doctors used absorbable sutures. The skin stitch may take 21 days to absorb. The rate of absorption varies. Sometimes faster sometimes slower. Your skin starts healing an by 6-8 weeks will reach 80% maximal strength. Your doctor will see you afterward and make sure you are healing. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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