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CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???

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CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???
« on: September 25, 2007, 11:48:53 PM »
I am on day 7 of recovery and the insisions are healed.  The stitches are really bothering me tho.  Can i take them out myself???

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Re: CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 05:12:42 AM »
they will dissolve eventually

why risk making your final results worse?

if theres nething poking out U could cut that away, mine don't bother me at all! Don't get what the big deal is?

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Re: CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 08:39:12 AM »
Some stitches don't dissolve, as I understand it.  Those must be removed.  If you are unsure what kind you have, then you should contact your PS's office and let them advise you on what to do.
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Re: CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 09:26:00 AM »
tricat...

I'm assuming that you are referring to the suture tails. Yes, those you just snip away as close as possible to the skin.

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Re: CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 10:56:01 AM »
I'm leaving the tails lol, to give me an idea of when the stitches are dissolving inside.

Re: CAN I REMOVE THE STICHES???
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 12:23:15 PM »
alright thanks guys


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