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How do sutures dissolve?

Hello, I had an arm lift surgery 6 weeks ago with dissolvable stiches. What can I do to help my body dissolve these stiches which are very uncomfortable. ...
 

Can neosporin be applied to dissolvable sutures ?

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How to remove sutures on knee?

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Where are the sutures placed after a circumcision?

I can find over a thousand web pages saying the foreskin (will be ) or is stitched to the penis after a circumcision , but I have looked thousands of hours and can not find out WHY that is done ! WHY is that done ? Can it be done WITHOUT stitching...
 

Are polyester sutures left in body after a surgery?

I need to know if POLYESTER sutures are left in the body after surgery. My Dr. did this to me and a month later the area became extremely infected and the polyester sutures were making there way out of my ...
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What causes hanging sutures after molar extraction?

one of his sutures fell out and is dangling in his mouth. We have a call in to the doctor but not getting a call back and wondering what to do. They are the dissolving sutures. Any advice? ...
 

Will the suture dissolve or not?

I recently had removal of some tissue on my back due to a malignant melanoma, the sutures where removed but I have one sticking up out of the skin. When trying to pull it out it caused tenting ...
 

Is there a speedy process to dissolve sutures?

with dissolvable sutures. The sutures have still not dissolved and are causing me itching and discomfort. Is there a way to speed up the process of dissolving or could my MD possibly remove what is left? ...
 

What are the chances for the sutures to open up?

i am 26 trs of age.i had an complicated appendicitis surgery 42days ago and i recovered fast. i have participated in sports like basketball for 2days now and i am afraid about the dissolvable stiches ...
 

Had finger laceration. On dissolvable sutures, medical glue. Wound healed. Sutures still present, need to remove?

I had a finger laceration 16 days ago and received 5 dissolvable sutures. The laceration was caused ... also used medical super glue (for lack of better term). The sutures have not begun to dissolve at all ...
 

How long will it take for the sutures to dissolve and lip swelling to reduce?

NHi, I had my lip reduction last week dated dec 10, and i can see that the dissolvable sutures is starting to dissolve. When is the sutures will completely remove because its all becoming black and my lips ...
 

Are residual dissolving sutures normal after shin repair surgery?

to repair the fascia I had them removed a week a week later, however the dissolving tips of the suture is sticking out of the now healed outer wound, is this normal to have dissolving sutures still present a month ...
 

What are the chances of contacting HIV after suturing a wound of a patient with unknown HIV status?

I got sprayed ond the eye and mouth while administrating xilocaine on a forehead wound and wasn ... a emergency shot wound victim and the patient I was suturing, left after my partner finished his suturing ...
 

What causes foul smell from suture after a posterior colporrhaphy?

and weeping. Swab grew normal skin flora. The stitches are now dissolving and starting to come out but there is a horrible odour. Is this infection or do dissolving sutures smell? ...
 

Had horizontal impaction of the teeth. Sutures removed. Restricted mouth opening, numbness in the lower lip. What to do?

hii , i had an impaction 10 days back . . it was horizontal impaction n tooth was cmpltly in d lingual bone. i got sutures removed aftr 1week . healing is good but nw i have restricted mouth opening n ...
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I have a suture slightly peeking out of my belly button from my Laparoscopy 10 days ago. Is this ok, will it dissolve on its own or need to be pulled out?
it depends on the suture material used. absorbable sutures will get absorbed and the excess will fall off. non absorbable sutures have to be removed, ideally between 8 to 10 days. consult ur surgeon on the type of material used.
 
can I wash my sutured wound with soap
NO..YOU SHOULD NOT WASH TILL THE SUTURES ARE REMOVED..WASH WITH BETADINE SOLUTION AND APPLY OINTMENT...THANKYOU
 
My son got 5 stitches in his head 3 weeks ago. Should i be concerned they have dissolved yet? Its red/irritated and his skin seems to be healing around the stit
Hi, Check if it is absorbable sutures. Absorbable sutures gets absorbed. Otherwise, stitches needs to be removed. If absorbable, 3-4 weeks, it will get dissolved.
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