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Dissolvable Stitch Dissolve
How long for dissolvable stitches to dissolve? Approx 1 week post mole removal, I have a piece sticking out that won't budge when pulled. Normal?
Dissol/suture: Upto 6 weeks on average.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?
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?
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?
How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve, had keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst, also my stitches appear brown is this just dry blood?
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
Had a back mole removed about a week ago. Area has a scab and still a bit of dissolvable stitch. The skin around the area is red but no puss - normal?
Yes: Totally normal. If not better within a week, see Doc for reevaluation. ...Read more
Son had gash stitched up 17 days ago with dissolveable stitches, but the stitches are still clearly visible. Is this okay?
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
I have dissolvable stitches in my head, I am wondering how i'd know when those stitches have dissolves?
I had a mucocele removed 2weeks ago. Dr put dissolvable stitches but 2 stiches have not dissolved. Should I go to the dr to get this removed?
Dissolvable stitches are still in wisdom teeth extraction area a week after is that normal? Should I just let them dissolve or go get it checked?
Hi Dr. My bottom lip was torn (inside the mouth about 4cm towards my chin) the scar is still painful 3yrs later, hard and vissible affecting my smile. Is there medication to dissolve scaring you can suggest? Initially dissolvable stitches was used.
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?
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
What to do if I need to know are dissolvable stitches when first put in a kind of beige or light tan color I had them?
I am sorry: But I do not understand your question. Please consider rephrasing and resubmitting. Thanks. ...Read more
How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.
7-14 days: Usually gone by one to two weeks. There may be small remnants left, which are easily removed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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