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Dr. James Dukelow
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Septoplasty surgery how long for dissolvable stitches to come out?

Septoplasty surgery how long for dissolvable stitches to come out?

Usually about a week: Dissolving sutures are usually gone in about 7-10 days. However, if the inside of the nose dries out then they can take longer to dissolve. You should liberally use saline spray inside the nose to keep the area moist which will hasten healing and improve comfort after septoplasty surgery. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to go swimming after you get dissolvable stitches?

How long should you wait to go swimming after you get dissolvable stitches?

Until dissolve: If they are outside your mouth and exposed to the water, wait until they dissolve. Otherwise your wound may reopen or heal improperly. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?

Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?

Should not: The length of time it takes the stitches to dissolve however will vary, and ranges from a week to six months. Most absorbable sutures used for skin closure dissolve within a month or so. Hope this helps! ...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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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'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?

I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?

It depends: Laproscopic versus open? Laproscopic incisions are small. Usually the deep tissue/muscles are stitched and the skin is glued. It really depends on the surgeon on how the incisions will be closed. ...Read more

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Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Will be O K: Dreink plenty of fluids with high fibre diet, and local care. Stitches will dissolve and disappear by the time you go for post O P follow up visit ...Read more

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I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?

I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?

Normal: It's common to see dissolvable stitches stick it out through the skin. It's not an indication of any failure of the wound closure. If you see a lot of redness or any signs of infection then it would be worthwhile to show one of us a picture. Otherwise allow a few weeks for the suture to fully dissolve. ...Read more

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How long do stitches stay in after a septoplasty? My surgeon said he will use dissolvable stitches. But he didn't tell me how long they would take to fall out..

In: In a standard septoplasty there is one set of dissolvable sutures used to close the incision. It's also common for a different type of dissolveable suture to be used to sew the skin lining that covers the septum back to itself (using a quilting type stitch).

Depending on how much incision cleaning and saline rinsing you do after surgery it can take up to about a month for all of the sutures to come out. The majority of the sutures come out in the first week or two, though. ...Read more

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Can I request dissolvable stitches to suture a neck lift? I am so worried about stitches being removed after a neck lift. Can I request that they use dissolvable ones? .

Can I request dissolvable stitches to suture a neck lift? I am so worried about stitches being removed after a neck lift. Can I request that they use dissolvable ones? .

While: While dissolvable sutures may be used to close the skin after a neck lift, it is important to remember that they are dissolved via the process of inflammation, which can result in increased scarring and pigmentation.
Polypropylene sutures slide very easily during removal and cause minimal reaction.
If you really insist on dissolvable sutures, fine catgut, or fast-absorbing chromic sutures would be best. ...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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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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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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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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Upper labial frenectomy dissolvable stitches for oral surgery, tell me more info?

Upper labial frenectomy dissolvable stitches for oral surgery, tell me more info?

Frenectomy: A labial frenectomy is a procedure that cuts the fibrous band which attaches the upper lip to the upper jaw. People have this procedure to help stabilize the closure of a space between the upper front teeth. Dissolvable sutures are used so that you won't need to see the surgeon following the surgery to remove the sutures. Remember to have the space closed first before the frenectomy. ...Read more

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Is it better to get dissolvable stitches or staples during a c section. Which hurts more.

Is it better to get dissolvable stitches or staples during a c section. Which hurts more.

Stitches: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/23262925/ at the hospital where I work we tend to close cesareans with stitches because they may be less likely to open up, compared to staples. Stitches are nice because you do not need a separate appointment for their removal. There is no difference in the amount of discomfort with either method. ...Read more

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3 weeks post laparoscopy, dissolvable stitches have fallen out but there are small red dots where the stitches were, what are these, will they go?

3 weeks post laparoscopy, dissolvable stitches have fallen out but there are small red dots where the stitches were, what are these, will they go?

Temporary: Those red dots are your body's inflammatory response. That's perfectly normal and expected and will fade over the coming weeks. A year from now you will have a hard time seeing the scar. ...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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