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Is it normal for stitches to dissolve a week after surgery?

Is it normal for stitches to dissolve a week after surgery?

Depends: It depends as there are a variety of of types of sutures. Some sutures will dissolve at different times. Some last days and some will last weeks. It also can depend on where they are placed, near the surface or deeper. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

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 more

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Its been 3 weeks now since my surgery and the disolveable stitches havnt disolved yet ...When will they disolve ? Thet are the clear type

Its been 3 weeks now since my surgery and the disolveable stitches havnt disolved yet ...When will they disolve ? Thet are the clear type

Yes: The clear sutures are most commonly a dis-solvable type called monocryl or pds. 3 weeks is too early to see them completely gone. If a piece is protruding and bothering you, have your surgeon remove it in office. ...Read more

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Yo! i had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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I had keyhole surgery a week ago today, I was wondering can I go for a bath in Epsom salts or a normal bath? The wounds arent weeping and are stitched

I had keyhole surgery a week ago today, I was wondering can I go for a bath in Epsom salts or a normal bath? The wounds arent weeping and are stitched

No: No usually they want you to wait for up to 4 weeks before you get soaked in any fluid including swimming or warm bath you can take a shower in 48 hours but no soaking ...Read more

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I had surgery a week ago to remove a swollen lymph node. Post surgery there's still draining puss near the last stitch. Normal?

I had surgery a week ago to remove a swollen lymph node. Post surgery there's still draining puss near the last stitch. Normal?

Can be: But always check with your surgeon, because they might see or feel something more than you do, and know when to add antibiotics or drain an abscess. Surgeons like to take care of their wounds. ...Read more

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My stitches (oral surgery) are disolving after 6 days, Should I be concerned or is that normal?

My stitches (oral surgery) are disolving after 6 days, Should I be concerned or is that normal?

It is normal: Self-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. ...Read more

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