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Skin Turns White After Stitches
Stitches: It depends on the technique of suturing and the thickness of the sutures.Usually 2 or 3 weeks, but they are easily removed from the long ends. More importantly is how long it takes to form an epithelial tract down and around the suture. Again this is related to suture thickness but 3 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
I had stitches. On my head... In past years. It left with a stitch marks. Nd I fell itz annoying... Help required.!
I have a wound that I think needed stitches, happened a week ago, I have been treating it myself, but the skin is still open, should I have it looked?
You might: If no surrounding redness, purulent drainage, or warmth, you may be able to handle this on your own. If any of the above are present, you need to see a medical professional. If not, clean with soap and water and use otc triple abx ointment. Fyi- do not clean with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as those are ok to use when you first hurt yourself, but those products end up killing good new skin. ...Read more
I have dissolvable stitches in my head, I am wondering how i'd know when those stitches have dissolves?
Tendon repair: When it is possible and indicated, is done separately from skin closure. ...Read more
Time for stitches: The time to remove stitches depends on several things: body location, type of closure and stitch material used. Your best source for answers to your questions is your surgeon! ...Read more
Not really.: It's common for skin to grow over sutures. It may make them a little more difficult to remove, and the area may have to be numbed up a bit in order to remove them, but it's nothing to be concerned about. You may wish to call your surgeon and ask if he/she wants to take the sutures out a bit sooner than planned. ...Read more
Any procedure for removing healed skin grown over your stitches due to it being left for too long?
Keloid?: If the stitches are still in place they must be removed. If the skin is a thick scar this is called keloid formation and is not so easily fixed. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be able to offer injections of different treatments into the scar. Surgical excision of the scar may result in an even larger scar. ...Read more
Can you use liquid bandage products on a 1/2 -1 inch cut on the top of the head? Or are stitches required?
Depends: Whether or not you need stitches really depends on the depth of the wound. I would have a trained medical professional examine the wound and determine if stitches are necessary. ...Read more
I fell from my bicycle a yr ago n injured my head quite bad. Got 13 stitches. But will it affect me later on?
I had 8 internal stitches and 15 external. I can still feel all internal stitches and 1 is protruding through my skin. Help?
I do have a little pain in my back neck when I twist it hard, it feels like one rope is stitched from my head down to my back.?
I have a cut on my head I had fallen and hit my head. I can pull it open and it's about 2 eights of an inch long, do I need stitches?
Probably not: 2/8=1/4" not very long, and if the 2 borders are close to each other then serous fluid will likely glue the skin back together. I sometimes use superglue or cyanocrylate to to close the small wound. ...Read more
After stitches removed top layer skin not ppen, can it be because the other layers already healed, ? No redness or pain it looks like small cut
Yes: Stitches are removed after the skin has closed and starts healing. ...Read more
Hi dicdon't know y my hair is becoming thin. Bt I have 15 stitches in my head. Can u please suggest me some tablets whch can make my hair think?
Regarding hair loss:: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Uncertain: Sometimes they are left to heal by second intention. ...Read more
Yes: It happens all the time, and in most cases it's nothing to worry about. It can take several months for dissolvable sutures to dissolve completely. Leave them alone if they don't bother you; but if they do, many obstetricians advise cutting them off at skin level. Check with yours to be sure. ...Read more
Had 3 blue stitches after a cyst removal. Dr said take them out after 9 days however the skin has grown over some of them. Is this ok?
Yes: The stitches must come out. So get it done ...Read more
My 82 year old dad fell today. Scraped off several layers of skin about an inch wide. Debreeded, cleaned bandaged. Didn't think it needed stitches?
Not suturable: Best is 2 treat it as a burn. Get a rx from ur pcp 4 rx 4 silvadine cream & get directions for use. ...Read more
I had a lower frenectomy and it is not healing. The area that the skin was removed from is not closing up. Should they have put stitches to help out?
Frenectomy problems: Your wound should heal in around 10 days, and it may look quite inflamed during this time, leading you to think it's "not healing'. Resorbable stitches (often a concern for patients who mistakenly think they cause pain) should be used as the procedure done correctly can make a large wound which must be closed. You need to discuss your concerns with your provider, better yet an oral surgeon. ...Read more
How can you check if a fragment of a non absorbable stitch was left in the skin? Ultrasound? The stitches were removed 1.5 months ago
I fell and split the front of my head open resulting in 6 stitches 8 days ago. I am feeling really tired, is this normal? No x-rays were taken.
Head contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Schedule an appointment with your PCP for evaluation and imaging. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more
Circumcision week ago. Requested 10% from tip to be removed. Looks like the foreskin is pulled back n stitched with skin of shaft. Is this normal?
Had mole removed 4 weeks ago, stitches have been removed but looks like nurse has left parts of the stitches in the skin. Should I just leave them?
Had closed rhinoplasty 5days ago. Right tip outer skin surface close to my inside stitches is very painful when touching. If stitch is infected, wha?
Maybe: I would go back to see your surgeon to get it checked! ...Read more
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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