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How soon should my dissolvable stitches go away?
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Dr. Steve Kagan
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: 6-12 weeks
Most "dissolvable" sutures are made of polyglycolic acid.
..Takes 2-3 months to dissolve.

In brief: 6-12 weeks
Most "dissolvable" sutures are made of polyglycolic acid.
..Takes 2-3 months to dissolve.
Dr. Steve Kagan
Dr. Steve Kagan
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: It depends!
Some resorbable sutures dissolve in as little as 3-5 days; some sutures take as long as 3 months to dissolve.
Most sutures, however, dissolve in 1-3 weeks.

In brief: It depends!
Some resorbable sutures dissolve in as little as 3-5 days; some sutures take as long as 3 months to dissolve.
Most sutures, however, dissolve in 1-3 weeks.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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