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Whats stitch in side?

Whats stitch in side?

Fold in the pleura: This is a knife-like pain that happens from time to time to many of us and taht gets worse as we breathe in. There are many myths, but what is actually happening is that the pleura folds on itself, like underwear might do. A very deep breath will generally end this, or it will self-cure. It's almost never related to disease and if you have no other symptoms, ignore it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get stitches?

Is it okay to get stitches?

If indicated: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more

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Who will stitch me if I tear?

Please discuss with: Your health care provider but it is supposed to be the person who delivers you. ...Read more

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Could having stitches removed hurt?

Could having stitches removed hurt?

Most often: It is either slightly uncomfortable or there is no discomfort. Occasionally there is pain if the sutures were left in too long. Usually it is pretty easy and painless. ...Read more

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When before skin grows over stitches?

When before skin grows over 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

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How to remove stitches mark's on face?

How to remove stitches mark's on face?

Time, and: For up to a year, suture marks will face. Persistent marks can be improved by a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get stitches?

How long should I wait to get stitches?

If you need sutures: For a laceration - don't wait. Seek medical attention promptly ...Read more

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Do I have to get my stitches taken out?

It depends: Some stitches are made of material that dissolves over time, while others are designed to be permanent. You should ask your doctor to know for certain. You can't always tell just by looking at the stitches. ...Read more

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