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One of my dissolvable stitches in my mouth is causing me a lot of pain and isn't dissolving. Any advice?

One of my dissolvable stitches in my mouth is causing me a lot of pain and isn't dissolving. Any advice?

See the dentist: Resorbable sutures last 1-3 weeks.
Some pain or discomfort at the site of the surgery may last for 5 to 10 days. The amount of discomfort is different from one person to another and from one procedure to another.
See the dentist who performed oral surgery for evaluation of the cause of your pain. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I had a molar tooth extracted on Friday. The stiches they put in my mouth hurt. Is this normal? They are dissolvable stitches.

I had a molar tooth extracted on Friday. The stiches they put in my mouth hurt. Is this normal?  They are dissolvable stitches.

Probably ok: If tissues are badly swollen, however, the tissues can be pulling on the stitches. Call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon that did your surgery, that's the person that knows your circumstance the best. Additional treatment may be warranted. Let your Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon make the appropriate decisions with you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. My 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. What do I do?

I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. My 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. What do I do?

Head butt: Ok, take a look at the wound. Are the edges of skin touching each other? Is there a space large enough to slip a dime into? One loose stitch is no problem as long as the wound looks ok and you're not seeing a gap in the skin. If there is any question, we are happy to look at it in a Prime visit with photos! Sorry about the head butt! Those hurt! ...Read more

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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?

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. The Best time ever to quit see http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p599.html ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth dissolvable stitches, is it okay to be drinking alcohol after this?

Wisdom teeth dissolvable stitches, is it okay to be drinking alcohol after this?

Depends: Once the clot has formed, moderate alcohol intake should not be a problem unless doctor told you otherwise. ...Read more

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Upper labial frenectomy dissolvable stitches for oral surgery, tell me more info?

Upper labial frenectomy dissolvable stitches for oral surgery, tell me more info?

Frenectomy: A labial frenectomy is a procedure that cuts the fibrous band which attaches the upper lip to the upper jaw. People have this procedure to help stabilize the closure of a space between the upper front teeth. Dissolvable sutures are used so that you won't need to see the surgeon following the surgery to remove the sutures. Remember to have the space closed first before the frenectomy. ...Read more

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Is it better to get dissolvable stitches or staples during a c section. Which hurts more.

Is it better to get dissolvable stitches or staples during a c section.  Which hurts more.

Stitches: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23262925/ at the hospital where i work we tend to close cesareans with stitches because they may be less likely to open up, compared to staples. Stitches are nice because you do not need a separate appointment for their removal. There is no difference in the amount of discomfort with either method. ...Read more

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3 weeks post laparoscopy, dissolvable stitches have fallen out but there are small red dots where the stitches were, what are these, will they go?

3 weeks post laparoscopy, dissolvable stitches have fallen out but there are small red dots where the stitches were, what are these, will they go?

Temporary: Those red dots are your body's inflammatory response. That's perfectly normal and expected and will fade over the coming weeks. A year from now you will have a hard time seeing the scar. ...Read more

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I had an appendix removal and one of the dissolvable stitches hasn't dissolved. It's been 2 years. A little is sticking out and is itchy sometimes?

I had an appendix removal and one of the dissolvable stitches hasn't dissolved. It's been 2 years. A little is sticking out and is itchy sometimes?

See surgeon: See your surgeon. That is not normal. That wasn't a dissolvable stitch then or it's some fiber development in the tissue post-op. ...Read more

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How soon should my dissolvable stitches go away?

6-12 weeks: Most "dissolvable" sutures are made of polyglycolic acid... Takes 2-3 months to dissolve. ...Read more

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What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

Possibly: It could be possible that those are not really dissolvable sutures. The other possibility is that your body may not be accepting or decomposing these stitches as expected. I would get a check if this is what's happening to you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sutures: I practice here in "the region." the hospitals have chromic and vicryl suture for OB gyn use. They will absorb and it is really unusual that they haven't absorbed. I think you need to see your gyn. Perhaps there was an error and something different was used. ...Read more

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I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?

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

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Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Will be O K: Dreink plenty of fluids with high fibre diet, and local care. Stitches will dissolve and disappear by the time you go for post O P follow up visit ...Read more

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How long do stitches stay in after a septoplasty? My surgeon said he will use dissolvable stitches. But he didn't tell me how long they would take to fall out. .

How long do stitches stay in after a septoplasty? My surgeon said he will use dissolvable stitches. But he didn't tell me how long they would take to fall out.
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In : In a standard septoplasty there is one set of dissolvable sutures used to close the incision. It's also common for a different type of dissolveable suture to be used to sew the skin lining that covers the septum back to itself (using a quilting type stitch).

Depending on how much incision cleaning and saline rinsing you do after surgery it can take up to about a month for all the sutures to come out. The majority of the sutures come out in the first week or two, though. ...Read more

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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? .

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?
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While : 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

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Had a cesarean 10 days back with dissolvable stitches, kindly suggest when m I fit to take a bath?

Had a cesarean 10 days back with dissolvable stitches, kindly suggest when m I fit to take a bath?

When you want: Provided your vaginal bleeding or "postpartum lochia" has stopped or is minimal and your abdominal incision is healing well, you can safely take a bath. ...Read more

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Are dissolvable stitches possible instead of staples even if I'm overweight for C-section external closure?

Are dissolvable stitches possible instead of staples even if I'm overweight for C-section external closure?

Yes: Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room. ...Read more

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Can non dissolvable stitches be used to repair vaginal tear after child birth if I'm allergic to dissolvable stitches?

Can non dissolvable stitches be used to repair vaginal tear after child birth if I'm allergic to dissolvable stitches?

Yes: Yes, your ob/gyn could definitely use non-dissolvable stitches that then have to be removed in his/her office later. Maybe you won't tear, that would be the best solution! ...Read more

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Can I apply ice pack on my dissolvable stitches? Insision was made by bellybutton for larposcopic surgry to remove a cyst. Taking meds too

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

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Had a bartholin cyst drained about a 4 weeks ago, the dissolvable stitches are still in there. Can I use a tampon without disrupting them?

Had a bartholin cyst drained about a 4 weeks ago, the dissolvable stitches are still in there. Can I use a tampon without disrupting them?

Stiches: Absorbable stiches normally come out before 4 weeks. Should be fine to use Tampon and the stiches could certainly be removed by this point I think if they bother you. ...Read more