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Is it normal for stitches to dissolve a week after surgery?

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In brief: Depends

It depends as there are a variety of of types of sutures.
Some sutures will dissolve at different times. Some last days and some will last weeks. It also can depend on where they are placed, near the surface or deeper.

In brief: Depends

It depends as there are a variety of of types of sutures.
Some sutures will dissolve at different times. Some last days and some will last weeks. It also can depend on where they are placed, near the surface or deeper.
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