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Doctor insights on: Resume Exercise After Stitch Removal

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Could I return to work after stitch removal?

Could I return to work 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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

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 more

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What to do with stitches after cataracts removal that are blocking my vission?

What to do with stitches after cataracts removal that are blocking my vission?

Clarification: Stitches, when they are used with cataract surgery, are place out of the way of vision so they would not be interfering with your vision. Sometimes they can be tight which can cause astigmatism and if so they are easily removed. ...Read more

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Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal?

Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal?

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

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Removal of stitch marks completely in the forehead?

Removal of stitch marks completely in the forehead?

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

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If you have scars from stitches, can they be removed? If so, how? And how "perfect" is the removal? Thank you.

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 more

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Can a wound on the upper thigh heal on its own after opening up following the removal of stitches?

Can a wound on the upper thigh heal on its own after opening up following the removal of stitches?

Probably: probably yes, as long as there is no ongoing infection and the edges of the wound are not too far apart and there is no diabetes which would slow the healing process ...Read more

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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?

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?

Elevation: If you have swelling then when you go to sleep try to keep your hand above your heart (maybe over your chest). That way gravity will help any fluid drain out of your hand and back towards your heart. ...Read more

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Removed cyst from inner calves and wound re-opened after stitches removal. Will it keep bleeding?

Removed cyst from inner calves and wound re-opened after stitches removal. Will it keep bleeding?

Cyst removal: it may stop depending on how much it re-opened. if it is large it may need to be debriefed and have a secondary closure. ...Read more

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