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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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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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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