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Resume Exercise After Stitch Removal
Depends: That depends on why you had stitches, what type of work you do and what working will do to your healing. Your doctor can best advise you on this. For example, if you had major surgery there may be other factors beyond stitches requiring you to not go back to work for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: The placement of sutures deep to the skin surface depends on the location and extent of the injury. Removing the sutures prematurely in an area that is under tension may lead to separation of the edges, even with minor trauma. It takes 3-4 weeks for healing at the skin level usually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shave or excision?: Moles are either shaved so that no sutures are used, or excised in order to prevent recurrence but will require sutures. In both cases you want to avoid scabs by keeping the wound moist with ointment so it does not scab and dry out. Both techniques can give an excellent cosmetic result but depend upon where the mole is. ...Read more
Not likely: Sometimes as the scar ages it blends in better with the uninterrupted skin. But will never fade or be the normal color skin again ...Read more
Family practice doc: Or plastic surgeon if the stitches are very fine and on the face. ...Read more
If you have scars from stitches, can they be removed? If so, how? And how "perfect" is the removal? Thank you.
Not perfect!: I am going to guess that you mean the "dots" on either side of the main scar or the "crosshatching" that can result from stitches crossing the wound. The best technique would have to be determined by exam, but dermabrasion might help on the face. Excision of the entire area and then closing the wound with sutures under the skin and glue to avoid suture marks altogether might make sense. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a wound on the upper thigh heal on its own after opening up following the removal of stitches?
So I'm on day 12 of having stitches in my fingers. 30 stitches total. They come out tomorrow. How important is elevation after stitch removal?
Removed cyst from inner calves and wound re-opened after stitches removal. Will it keep bleeding?
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