Stitches causing bleeding. (photos)
Doctor Answers 2
I appreciate your question.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Post-Op Bleeding with Sutures
The post-op healing notes that we provide our patients include the following: The patient will go home in a bra or with only light dressings over the incision lines. Sutures are dissolvable but an ending knot, if present is removed within 1-2 weeks. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.
Now, if you still have sutures in place and the bleeding is occurring daily it definitely seems that they should come out. If they have not dissolved on their own it is likely time to visit your surgeon right away to make sure that they are removed and any necessary treatment of the incision can be done to make sure healthy scarring takes place. Good luck!
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