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Can I remove my own surgical stitches?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Not advisable.
It is always important for your surgeon to evaluate a surgical wound within the first few weeks after surgery, at which time the stitches can be removed.
If the incision is not healing well, the sutures may be kept in longer or removed and replaced with special butterfly bandages. As always, it is best to follow your surgeon's advice.

In brief: Not advisable.
It is always important for your surgeon to evaluate a surgical wound within the first few weeks after surgery, at which time the stitches can be removed.
If the incision is not healing well, the sutures may be kept in longer or removed and replaced with special butterfly bandages. As always, it is best to follow your surgeon's advice.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: NO
That is a bad idea.

In brief: NO
That is a bad idea.
Dr. Todd Woltman
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