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 Do i have insomnia?
i'm not sure if i have insomnia or not. i can hardly ever go to sleep. i have to be in bed by at least 10 on school nights but i cant seem to sleep. i just lay there for hours. and then when i ...


 Nosebleed Alot!? Please help!!!!!!!!!!?
Hi, The nosebleeding all started yesterday. I was picking my nose....(dont laugh please) and than the first major nosebleed came. It was the biggest nosebleed I ever had. Than In these two days, I ...


 cat bite numb hand help....?
my out doorcat was causing afightwith another pet i broke it up but hebit my hand near my jointsandits numb and inflamed whats ...


 Mosquito repellent help?
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 how do u get rid of strept throat?
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 how do i get rid of a cold quickly?
im an athlete and it doesnt help that have a cold in the middle of the season, how can i get rid of it fast?...


 Does my daughter need a well child checkup at 6yrs?
My darling daughter is doctor/nurse phobic...checkups are HORRIBLE! I can't seem to find any info beyond the 5yr (kindergarden) physical/immunizations! HELP!...


 I have a cousin who is bed ridden and the hospice nurse says she is dieing. What are the steps of dieing?
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 my eyes hurt realy bad?
it has been like this for 2 days. if i look straight ahead they are fine, but if i look around(like up or down or to the side)they hurt a lot. i dont have contacts or glasses, and their is nothing in ...


 I have to pee alot,does anyone have this problem?
I have to pee alot and have been to a urologist who said it was nothing. I am also disabled and overweight....


 I need your help please!!!?
I went to mexico for vacations and my mouth started to hurt on the left side..i had a canker sore and maybe one of my tooth were hurting too..i couldn't tell apart. One night i woke up with a ...


 What should i put on a VERY bad sunburn?
I have a very bad sunburn on my back, my shoulders and my face! I should have worn sunblock but i kept on forgetting -_____- please help me out! and i heard vinegar makes it hurt more. please i also ...


 why can't we put a qtip in our ear?
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 my 15 yr old has a sty on her eyelid?
my daughter has a sty on her bottom eyelid can anyone tell me anything that i can do at home to help her it is painful?...


 Is there a name for the condition of having nightmares every night and waking up crying?
Please tell me which website I can access to learn about this-if it's a condition. Physical/ Psychological?...


 If you were to change lives with someone who would it be???
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 My cat has a cut behind his right ear it wasnt bad at first but now its swolen...what do i do?
My cat was in a fight 2 days ago, his ear was bleeding pretty bad. I managed to stop the bleeding but now its really swollen and his hair fell off around the area, i have put hydrogen peroxide on it ...


 What is a normal weight for a fifteen year old female?
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Matt R
how long should stitches be left in?
                      









russkie
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Your doctor should have told you, based on your injury. If you do nothing, they will eventually fall out.


Thumper
Approx. seven days. And they must be removed or they will become embedded in the skin. They will not fall out on their own!!


twocoolinc
Call the nurse at the clinic that stitched your wound. Some stitches are self dissolving and others are not. You should have been told at the time how long to leave them in and if/when to remove them.


wezy53154
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It usually depends on how badly, what and where you injured yourself. The average is 5 for a flat area that receive minimal movement, such as the side of your face or your forearm. However, if the open are is on a knee or hand most doctor will leave the stitches in for up to 10 days to give the skin time to re-knit together. This way when the sutures are removed the area won't reopen. Make sure to keep them dry and clean. Check them daily for swelling or any redness that could be a sign of infection.


mgalib
Usually 7 to 10 days.


Raine
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Generally a week unless they are the type that dissolve on their own. Your doctor can advise you on this since there are a lot of different types of sutures. If you leave them in too long you can get something called a railroad effect where you will be able to see the holes that were left when the stitches were placed. This can be a permanent thing so have your stitches removed when recommended.


prncessang228
usually around 7-10 days. if you had an injury that involved stitches your dr should have explained to you how to treat them and when they should be taken out.

these will need to be removed b/c as the wound heals, the new skin will form around anything near it, meaning that the stitches could become embedded and will have to be surgically removed.


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