5 doctors weighed in:
Do I have to get my stitches taken out?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Some stitches are made of material that dissolves over time, while others are designed to be permanent.
You should ask your doctor to know for certain. You can't always tell just by looking at the stitches.

In brief: It depends
Some stitches are made of material that dissolves over time, while others are designed to be permanent.
You should ask your doctor to know for certain. You can't always tell just by looking at the stitches.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Normally in 5-7days.
If left in too long, they can cause lasting and exaggerated scar formation.

In brief: Yes
Normally in 5-7days.
If left in too long, they can cause lasting and exaggerated scar formation.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Dr. Bradford Romans
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