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When will I get my stitches removed after surgery?

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If you have the dissolving type of stitches, you won't need to get them pulled out. They disappear on their own in 7-10 days. Your doctor can remove other kinds of stitches or staples in 5-21 days. But that depends on the surgery you had.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Caring for Your Incision After Surgery."

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals -- NHS Trust: "Caring for surgical wounds at home."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 8, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Caring for Your Incision After Surgery."

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals -- NHS Trust: "Caring for surgical wounds at home."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 8, 2018

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