I had surgery, doctors used dissolvable stitches. But they didn't dissolve and were forced out by my body. Why is that? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
The dissolving stitches are absorbed by the body by creating an inflammatory reaction. People react differently to the material in the stitches - it is quite common in some people to have some exaggerated reaction. In some the stitches take longer to absorb and they some time work their way out - occasionally a surgeon would remove these stitches to help settle the reaction. Unfortunately the photographs are not very clear and it is difficult to understand the exact causes of your scarring - it may or may not have anything to do with the stitch reaction.
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