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Is it safe for a medical assistant to remove stitches? Will it hurt when she removes them

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Dr. Malea Jensen
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In brief: Stitches

Many medical assistants are well trained by their doctor to take sutures out.
Will it hurt? This depends on a lot of factors. If the doctor put them in nicely, they are easy to take out and does not hurt. If the patient waits to have the sutures removed past the date recommended for removal, the sutures are harder to get out and can be a bit painful.

In brief: Stitches

Many medical assistants are well trained by their doctor to take sutures out.
Will it hurt? This depends on a lot of factors. If the doctor put them in nicely, they are easy to take out and does not hurt. If the patient waits to have the sutures removed past the date recommended for removal, the sutures are harder to get out and can be a bit painful.
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