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Remove Dissolvable Stitches
I had a mucocele removed 2weeks ago. Dr put dissolvable stitches but 2 stiches have not dissolved. Should I go to the dr to get this removed?
Can I request dissolvable stitches to suture a neck lift? I am so worried about stitches being removed after a neck lift. Can I request that they use dissolvable ones? .
While dissolvable sutures may be used to close the skin after a neck lift, it is important to remember that they are dissolved via the process of inflammation, which can result in increased scarring and pigmentation.
Polypropylene sutures slide very easily during removal and cause minimal reaction.
If you really insist on dissolvable sutures, fine catgut, or fast-absorbing chromic sutures would be best. ...Read more
I got circumcised a month ago, had my dissolvable stitches removed, a stitch was accidentally left, which cant be pulled out it has caused a lump! And can be painful! Sometimes uzes?
Can I apply ice pack on my dissolvable stitches? Insision was made by bellybutton for larposcopic surgry to remove a cyst. Taking meds too
Probably OK: I can't think of a reason you can't since we generally recommend ice post surgery to reduce normal swelling. With that said, you should have been given directions when you left the surgical center that say what to do & not do but if that is not clear, call them & ask. It's better to call to see what the surgeon prefers. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
How long should dissolvable stitches be left in scalp? Should I have a doctor remove them after a certain length of time or have my wife do it?
I just had 4 wisdom teeth removed about 5 days ago, dissolvable stitches were used and the pain is mostly gone, would I be okay to smoke?
No: As far as I am concerned it is never okay to smoke! You have already gone 5 days without smoking the physiological withdrawals from nicotine have already occurred. Now you just have to get over the habits and routine. Best time ever to quit see http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2012/0315/p599.html ...Read more
Had a maxillary sinus cyst removed from gum under top lip under g/a 2 weeks ago but still experiencing pain in mouth, have dissolvable stitches still?
See your doctor: If you are having excessive pain at the operative site, your surgeon needs to look at it to rule out infection ...Read more
Just had dissolvable stitches put in after having ovarian cyst removed through keyhole surgery, do my stitches need to be constantly coveted up?
Not really: There is a microscopic layer of skin that forms over incisions in 48 hours. I'd check your doctor's instructions, but usually you can open them to the air the next day and shower the day after that. ...Read more
How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve, had keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst, also my stitches appear brown is this just dry blood?
I had surgery last Wednesday for a testicular torsion and an having problems keeping the area clean. What's the best shower strategy? I have dissolvable stitches so is that a problem? Also, the bandages got caught in the skin glue and can't be removed furt
Sponge bath: Use Saran Wrap around surgical wound site along with towels. Sponge bathing is key. And once finished make sure area us dry ...Read more
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
What to do if I need to know are dissolvable stitches when first put in a kind of beige or light tan color I had them?
I am sorry: But I do not understand your question. Please consider rephrasing and resubmitting. Thanks. ...Read more
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
Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?
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
I have dissolvable stitches in my head, I am wondering how i'd know when those stitches have dissolves?
Usually about a week: Dissolving sutures are usually gone in about 7-10 days. However, if the inside of the nose dries out then they can take longer to dissolve. You should liberally use saline spray inside the nose to keep the area moist which will hasten healing and improve comfort after septoplasty surgery. ...Read more
Had tympanoplasty 3 weeks ago. Most of my dissolvable stitches have fallen off but not all of them. Can I take a shower and get those stitches wet?
What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?
It's been five months since I gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?
I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?
It depends: Laproscopic versus open? Laproscopic incisions are small. Usually the deep tissue/muscles are stitched and the skin is glued. It really depends on the surgeon on how the incisions will be closed. ...Read more
Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.
I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?
Normal: It's common to see dissolvable stitches stick it out through the skin. It's not an indication of any failure of the wound closure. If you see a lot of redness or any signs of infection then it would be worthwhile to show one of us a picture. Otherwise allow a few weeks for the suture to fully dissolve. ...Read more
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