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Is It Normal For Stitches To Dissolve A Week After Surgery
Yes : The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body. They are meant to start "coming loose" or dissolve in 7-14 days. Sometimes they will fall out sooner if the knot unravels so it depends on how long ago you had them placed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Its been 3 weeks now since my surgery and the disolveable stitches havnt disolved yet ...When will they disolve ? Thet are the clear type
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery two weeks ago. Dr said to expect some puss which is normal. I have some puss around my stitches. How should I clean it? If I should?
Clean cloth: Clean it with a clean cloth. It's probably ok if it is moist, but not too wet. Ordinarily, it is not normal to have pus coming from a surgical incision, unless there is an infection. Please have your surgeon evaluate the wound asap to assess whether or not this is ok for you. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 6 weeks since i had stitches and they are a dark redish purplish blue color.. Is this normal ? I had laprascopic surgery to remove a cyst
Discolored healing: When we heal, there is inflammation which can persist and means the area is warm, swollen, tender and red. In addition, your body send many types of cells to the area including melanocytes which contain our skin pigment melanin. The combination of these plus the color of the sutures absorbing can combine to give the colors you are seeing. If healing is progressing well, then this is not a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer