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Do i need to go to the doctor to remove stitches ?

Hi there I got my implant changed Wednesday 27th and was told to keep the bandage on 2 days then remove, I have followed this advice and have butterfly stiches. I was not given a follow up appointment so do I pull this Stiches off myself or soak them Off or will I need a follow up appointment with the nurse?
Wed, 28 Apr 2021
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Hello,

The stitches that you see are usually absorbable stitches and these become loose on their own in few weeks and fall off. A separate appointment is not needed.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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Do i need to go to the doctor to remove stitches ?

Hello, The stitches that you see are usually absorbable stitches and these become loose on their own in few weeks and fall off. A separate appointment is not needed. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN