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How long should I wait to get stitches?

How long should I wait to get stitches?

If you need sutures: For a laceration - don't wait. Seek medical attention promptly ...Read more

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How long till you should get stitches out?

How long till you should get stitches out?

Depends: This depends on many factors. Where the stitches are. Stitches in the face can often be removed in about 5 days but stitches in the leg or over a joint may need to stay in longer. Wounds that have to be closed under tension or in areas of radiation or in diabetics often have to stay in longer. The bottom line is the doctor putting in the stitches is usually the best person to know. ...Read more

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How long do stitches need to stay in place?

How long do stitches need to stay in place?

Varies with location: Healing of incisions depends upon the richness of the underlying blood supply. In the head and neck, it is rich and stitches generally can be removed in a week or so. In other parts of the body the time needed is longer with the longest being the lower part of the legs. It also depends upon the tension that the stitches are holding. ...Read more

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How long after a cut can you still get stitches?

How long after a cut can you still get stitches?

Depends on how dirty: Or contaminated the wound is. Closing a bacterially-loaded wound only puts a "lid on a garbage can" and often ends up with deeper tissue infection or worse scarring/healing issues. The "golden period" for fresh wound closure is longer nowadays, and longer for facial or scalp injuries, but recent studies show that most wounds can still be successfully closed up to 19 hours. Sooner is better! ...Read more

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How long after a cut is open can they stitch it up?

How long after a cut is open can they stitch it up?

Depends: Great question. Most cuts that are not contaminated or infected can be stitched up within 18 hours, however facial wounds can be closed later, sometimes 24-48 hours later due to the nature of the great blood supply. ...Read more

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

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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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 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 took shower and stitches popped, how long should they stay in?

I took shower and stitches popped, how long should they stay in?

Sutures: Depending on their location, sutures should stay in for about 7-10 days, shorter if in the face or on the scalp. Check with your doctor for any suture malfunctions. ...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 just had an adult circumcision. How long before the stitches can come out?

I just had an adult circumcision. How long before the stitches can come out?

Should be absorbable: Absorbable or self dissolving suture should have been use for a circumcision, thus should not require removal. Your surgeon should have provided all instructions & is appropriate person to answer such questions. Use of non absorbable sutures for circumcision would not be considered "standard level of medical care". ...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 before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

Stitches disolve: In the vast majority of surgical cases your surgeon will use dissolvable sutures (stitches). These will not need to be removed. ...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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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 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