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Asked by supagaz - 2 years ago
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i had my head stiched up last week when should i remove the stitches
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adw61 Level 55 / Writer
Answered 2 years ago
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It depends.
That's why you wait for the doctor to decide to take them out.
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ynes Level 51
Answered 2 years ago
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Alan is right, the doctor needs to evaluate it, especially if you are asking strangers who have no way to evaluate the severity of the injury or the progress of the healing. If you are a smoker if will take longer to heal. Just so you know.
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Hecate Level 48
Answered 2 years ago
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like Alan and ynes - its a matter for your doctor or practice nurse to decide as it will depend on the rate of healing.
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morrie Level 52
Answered 2 years ago
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The doctor should have given you instructions to care for the suturing. He would have told you when they should come out. If the wound looks well healed, and the stitches are starting to come loose, see your doctor to have them removed. Considering that the stitches are on your face, you don't want to take a chance of them becoming infected or a scar forming.
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Sparky5458 Level 63 / Retired Golfer
Answered 2 years ago
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That is entirely up to your surgeon.
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