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I Had a Accident on 3rd July, 2011. I Have Desolvable Stitches Very Close to my Left Eye.

I have desolvable stitches very close to my left eye. Can you please tell me, how long it will take to get desolved? Thanks in advance.

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The length of time for stitches to absorb/dissolve depends on the suture material

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It would be best to ask the surgeon who stitched you what suture material they used.  Once you know that, the answer is very easy.  It can be anywhere from 5-7 days to several months depending on if you are referring to sutures that were placed underneath the skin or on top. 

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