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Are pain killers needed during stitching and after removing them from a bunionectomy?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stitches out.

Sometimes removing stitches can feel a bit "pinchy".
If you're concerned, take your post-op pain medication prescribed by your doctor before your office visit to remove the stitches. It doesn't hurt any more than what you've already been through with surgery!

In brief: Stitches out.

Sometimes removing stitches can feel a bit "pinchy".
If you're concerned, take your post-op pain medication prescribed by your doctor before your office visit to remove the stitches. It doesn't hurt any more than what you've already been through with surgery!
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

During the suturing process the foot is usually still anesthetized.
For suture removal you usually do not need any anesthesia.

In brief: Yes and no

During the suturing process the foot is usually still anesthetized.
For suture removal you usually do not need any anesthesia.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally no

Not sure i understand your question.
To remove stitches or sutures from a bunionectomy incision does not require pain killers. You would feel slight pinches. To place the stitches would require anesthesia, but this would have been done during the bunionectomy surgery.

In brief: Generally no

Not sure i understand your question.
To remove stitches or sutures from a bunionectomy incision does not require pain killers. You would feel slight pinches. To place the stitches would require anesthesia, but this would have been done during the bunionectomy surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not for removal

I would assume that you will still be under anesthesia for suturing after the bunionectomy has been completed.
For removal, it is usually not done under anesthesia and most patients tolerate it well. If you have a low pain threshold, or are still having a lot of pain, you can always take an oral pain killer before you have the stitches removed.

In brief: Not for removal

I would assume that you will still be under anesthesia for suturing after the bunionectomy has been completed.
For removal, it is usually not done under anesthesia and most patients tolerate it well. If you have a low pain threshold, or are still having a lot of pain, you can always take an oral pain killer before you have the stitches removed.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Dr. Mark Bromson
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