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Is It Normal For Stitches To Dissolve A Week After Surgery
Itchy stitches: Yes. When wounds heal it ' not unusual for them to itch w/ or w/out sutures. Importantly you should rule out other causes for itching: topical antibiotic/tape or suture allergic reaction, wound infection, superinfection w/ yeast or other organisms. As long as the wound is not draining, red, hot or swollen ; you dont have a fever or feel ill, it is probably normal. Call your doc if concerned. ...Read more
Nose surgery: Suture placed anywhere in the body after surgery will result in swelling in conjunction with whatever procedure was performed. Your bodies natural tectonics is to swell and that represents the feelings encountered after surgery in many instances. Sleep with your head up to with this as well as follow up with you surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some degree of bloating after spinal surgery, particularly some of the larger ones. The bowel function can take time to get back to normal which can contribute to this feeling as can perioperative fluid retention among other potential causes. If it persists, dont hesitate to be checked. Thank you, . ...Read more
Not necessarily: It is difficult to say. Depending on the size and location of the scar and type of procedure performed for revision. If the scar was simply excised and closed it would be unusual to still be significantly sore 8 weeks later. Best to discuss with the surgeon that revised the scar. There may be a small nerve nearby or inflammation of the scar from a reaction to the sutures, etc. ...Read more
Not usually: While this is not normal, it often depends upon the type of operation, location, as well as the quality and quantity of the drainage. ...Read more
Normal or Healthy?: Big distinction, normal=usual/common/average; little relation to wisdom/excellence/etc. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=milton%20alvis%20youtube for crucial basic wisdom. Anytime blood vessels are severed (capillaries&larger) bleeding occurs. The clotting system (platelets & 12 proteins, combined with no longer being adjacent to endothelial cells) which triggers blood to become solid&stop leaks. ...Read more
Is it normal for the wrist to be swollen one month after removing a cast (after a fracture)? How long before the swelling and pain subside?
I can be: After a wrist fracture it is normal to have pain and swelling for many months sometimes as long a 6 months to a year. Therapy can help reduce the swelling and improve your motion. See your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on and that this is normal soreness after a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it takes to heal a cesarean wound? It is alright to exercise after 7 months of operation?
6 weeks: Typical wound healing is around 6 weeks to achieve good strength of the wound. By 8 weeks post op it is considered safe to return to doing abdominal exercises - like crunches, sit-ups, etc. By 2-4 weeks post-op walking is usually allright. By 7 months wound healing is complete and it is safe to do exercises of any & all kinds. ...Read more
Yes: It happens infrequently though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes : That is quite common as skin goes through its healing process. ...Read more
Not usually: After most operations, there is minimal or no bleeding. Depending on the kind of wound you have, you may experience small amounts of bleeding for a short time afterwards. If you are still having bleeding and it has been several days, call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had an open surgery op for a hernia 2 mnth ago and it is still very painfull.
Call you surgeon: Also, call your surgeon for an exam and evaluation as well. May want to myoflex cream - i've heard it can work wonders. ...Read more
Stiches: Are usually removed in 1-2 weeks of surgery depending on the situation. Itching with healing is common. See your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more
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