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Is it normal for cut to be open after suture removal?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It happens infrequently though.

In brief: Yes

It happens infrequently though.
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Really depends on the specifics-- some partially contaminated wounds will be loosely closed with the intention of staying open for drainage.
Or.... Possible that sutures were removed too soon, or... Perhaps you have underlying issues which impaired healing as expected.- smoking, diabetes etc. Either way, let your doc see, and should be able to heal secondarily.

In brief: Possibly

Really depends on the specifics-- some partially contaminated wounds will be loosely closed with the intention of staying open for drainage.
Or.... Possible that sutures were removed too soon, or... Perhaps you have underlying issues which impaired healing as expected.- smoking, diabetes etc. Either way, let your doc see, and should be able to heal secondarily.
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Many factors might include where the cut is, how deep it is stretching of the tissue, diabetes, infection, forgien bodystill in the wound including retained sutures, sutures taken out too soon and on and on get it looked at for sure.

In brief: No

Many factors might include where the cut is, how deep it is stretching of the tissue, diabetes, infection, forgien bodystill in the wound including retained sutures, sutures taken out too soon and on and on get it looked at for sure.
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