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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