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Do I have to get my stitches taken out?

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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.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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