Taking stitches out yourself

Discussion in 'SMB' started by gabbiadini1, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    On the plus side it wouldn't be as many stitches for you :lol:
     
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  2. Cut opposite end to knot, pull knot.
     
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  3. gabbiadini1

    gabbiadini1 Winger

    Booom!
     
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  4. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    I had a hernia when i was a nipper. 30 odd years later and I was still getting the occasional bit of wiry stitching popping out of the zipper scar holes.
     
  5. Just set fire to the loose ends man it'll all burn out.
     
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  6. Geronimo

    Geronimo Striker

    Snip and pull.

    Use whisky - better than vodka !!
     
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  7. njmackem

    njmackem Winger

    I've been the that position, its feels weird as hell pulling the stitches out, but needs must. Especially not wanting to pay a co-pay or the part not covered by your insurance.
     
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  8. nyron4england

    nyron4england Striker

    i strongly disagree with this post. i dont bother getting stuff seen to because it takes too long to be seen, either at a gp or A and E. or you do go to a and e, wait 6 hours to then be sent home with no remedy. complete waste of time.
     
  9. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    Well depending on what it is, I'm sure you probably could manage it yourself, BUT my point about Americans (and others) performing medical things on themselves is true
     
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  10. gabbiadini1

    gabbiadini1 Winger

    Woah I’m not a septic mate! :lol:
     
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  11. jacko100

    jacko100 Winger

    on one hand it should be fine, on the other hand I'm not so sure!
     
  12. How long have they been in? What was the procedure? Any discharge still? Any pain?
     
  13. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    If I paid for that botch job I'd be fucking fuming.
     
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  14. nyron4england

    nyron4england Striker

    well im sure they can manage too depending on what it is.
     
  15. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    Feels lush getting stitches out.
     
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  16. gabbiadini1

    gabbiadini1 Winger

    I concur. It was 3am New Year’s Day so probably not the best time!

    Been in 9 days so due out tomorrow. No discharge. Seems to be healing nicely.
     
  17. It’s a bit swollen still. Any pain? Also try to part the skin a bit and see if there’s any gapping. Personally I would prefer to leave for a couple more days or take them out but support with steri strips for a few days.

    I would go to your appointment because they can better assess the wound then I can from a pic.
     
  18. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    I dunno mind. Some of the stuff coming out of their "spots" looks like manky cottage cheese
     
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  19. gabbiadini1

    gabbiadini1 Winger

    Cheers mate. Appreciate the advice
     
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  20. Bishop Mackem

    Bishop Mackem Striker

    Leave them in a bit longer doesn't look ready that
     
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