How long did your stitches come out?

mz970
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mz970
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Joined: February 8th, 2018, 10:03 pm

February 8th, 2018, 10:30 pm #1

Hello everyone! I am so glad to come across this forum and I've found a lot of useful information.

I had a mucocele removal surgery 3 days ago, and I got 3 dissolvable stitches. The surgery was very quick and painless, and I was told by the surgeon that I could basically eat everything I want, but still I've been avoiding all the solid food and had yogurt and soft food most of the time.

I noticed that one of the stitches fell out yesterday, and I can tell that another one is going to fall out very soon. Is it normal for stitches to come out so soon? I haven't felt much pain or discomfort in the surgery area, but I am somehow concerned about the recovery. Should I be worried? And can anyone tell me how long your recovery take, and how long did your stitches come out?

Thank you so much, and I wish everyone health and happiness!
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Deargbeal
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Joined: March 7th, 2018, 4:44 pm

March 7th, 2018, 4:50 pm #2

Im 16 days post surgery and my stitches started dissolving after 3 days as well.  When I questioned this, the office of my surgeon told me they can start dissolving at any time and that was normal. 
As for healing, my wound is still not completely closed , im still more swollen on that side, and i have a dip/depression in my lip. Surgeon just keeps saying all is fine and to give it time...
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