Are these spitting stitches? (photos)
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Yes, those are. Sometimes they will extrude if your body disagrees with the material or if they were placed too superficially. It is more common with some suture types than others. They should be retracted and clipped off or they will act as an entry point for bacteria.
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Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Thanks for your inquiry and excellent pictures, your sutures are spitting. If you were my patient we would remove those for you in the office. Good Luck.
Yes, that appears to be an unusual amount of suture spitting. Your Plastic Surgeon can remove them for you in office to ensure you heal well. I recommend that you give them a call.
All the best
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Yes. Based on your photos it does appear to be spitting sutures. A follow up appointment is needed in order to have those removed. It is very common to have sutures come through incisions.
They do appear to be spitting sutures. I would return to your operating surgeon and have them removed. This is a common occurrence along a surgical incision and typically it is nothing to worry about. Good luck!
Are these spitting stitches?
Thank you for your question. Yes they are sutures. They can be easily removed in your surgeons office. I recommend you to go and see your PS.
Are these spitting stitches
You are correct and these are just sutures that are spitting at the surface. Your surgeon can clip them for you.
Yes, those are sutures that have worked their way to the surface. Be sure to see you PS, so they may remove them. Best, Dr. Kludt
They are spitting stitches which have worked their way to the skin surface. Notify your operating surgeon so that they can remove them for you.
Are these spitting stitches after breast surgery?
Yes, these appear to be absorbable sutures that have come to the surface; best to have your plastic surgeon evaluate and remove. Best wishes.
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