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Does Removing Stitches Hurt
Like rubberband snap: Laser hair removal should not hurt beyond sensation like rubberband snap. If you are having pain you are most likely being treated with wrong type of laser. Only yag laser will actually kill hair follicles and with the proper treatment under the direction of a doctor, not at a day spa, your treatment should be basically painless. ...Read more
What stitch?: Most incisions are closed subcuticularly (suture under the skin) & these dissolve on their own. Many use skin staples and these are removed from 3-7 days after surgery & some use absorbable staples that dissolve under the skin & work really well (my favorite). If you have a suture exposed, call your surgeon, some do use a permanent suture that pulls through once the skin heals. Better check 1st. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not advisable.: It is always important for your surgeon to evaluate a surgical wound within the first few weeks after surgery, at which time the stitches can be removed. If the incision is not healing well, the sutures may be kept in longer or removed and replaced with special butterfly bandages. As always, it is best to follow your surgeon's advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on how scarred down your tonsils are. This is t ypically directly related to the number of infections that you have had. It also depends somewhat on the technique your surgeon uses. Adults who get tonsillectomy for chronic and recurrent infections typically report substantial discomfort that oral analgesics will usually adequately address. ...Read more
Depends: Any surgical procedure will have some degree of discomfort. The unknown variable is how each person perceives and handles the discomfort. Wisdom tooth surgery can be performed with a number of different anesthetic and sedation options. The best advice would be for you to discuss your concerns with your dentist or surgeon and have your surgery performed with an option you both agree upon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch marks: With the correct surgeon the pain should be minimal. Have your doctor refer you. ...Read more
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?
Minimal amount: The actual process should not hurt at all if you have been given adequate local anesthesia or sedation with the local. After effects should be easily managed with a prescription for pain medication. Most of my patients tell me they have minimal to mild pain after wisdom tooth removal. ...Read more
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