Removing Stitches (cont.)
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Removing Stitches Preparation
If a person has received stitches, they should be given instructions for taking care of the stitches and wound, and be given an approximate date to have the stitches removed. A sample of such instructions is as follows:
Different parts of the body require suture removal at varying times. Common periods of time for removal are are as follows, but times vary according to the health care professionals that perform the procedure:
Sutures may be taken out all at one visit, or sometimes, they may be taken out over a period of days if the wound requires it.
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