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 Would you?
go to the doctor if your jaw was swollen and you could barely open your mouth?...

 I woke up last night and my toe hurt SO bad I couldn't even get back to sleep! I didn't injure it?
It hurts on the top part of my big toe, right behind the toenail. It is all red and swollen!!! I am freaking out because it hurts to walk!!! And I know I didn't do anything to injure it ...

 HELP, Uncle is having Pain Relief overdose!?
My uncle is having overdoeses of pain relief beacuse he says ha has a terrible pain in the back of his head, should i take him to hospital or just leave it! please reply :)...

 my friend has not eaten or drank water since Thursday afternoon and has now taken 22 tablets of panadol...?
what should i do? help......

 Anyone living with someone in Chronic Pain?
My boyfriend hurt his back in an accident last year and has really changed. I want to shout at him sometimes, but he's in so much pain I fee guilty. I came across this article http://www....

 How to get rid of back pains?
Well I think I stretched my back and it hurts really badly, especially when I try to move my arms. What can I do?
Oh, and please don't tell me to go see a doctor or something, I'm 16 ...

 Is cosmetic surgery the key to happiness?
It's becoming so popular in some countries that people can bear the pain to go through, not one but a series of operations.
What do you think - is the pain, cost and consequences worth it? ...

 What can cause a pain on the lower right side of my stomach?? Please answer now!?
Ok, Im 17 and a female, and since about four or five days ago i've had this pain on my lower right stomach. It only hurts once in a while. I thought maybe it was my appendix, but when i push ...

 what side is your apendix on?

 cartilage piercing..does it hurt?
I am getting my piercing done on my upper ear in a few hours, Im 14. i got my 2 lobes and they did not hurt at all. i can stand cartilage.... and im going to pagoda and getting the gun... I KNOW IT ...

 How can I try and relieve back pain without having to go to a dr.?
Do you think I should try a hot towel and stuff?? what might help without having to go to a dr?...

 can anyone diagnose what i had last night :(?
last night i had the most intense headaches of all time so bad i couldnt look or walk i was dizzy shaking and my eyes felt asthough they were going to explode...couple of hours later i was sick with ...

 is it ok to use benadryl with ibuprofren?

 I really need help. Please answer...?
Well i have been trying really hard to go to sleep for the past hour. ive had no caffeine, no distractions. i will lay down and there is like a feeling in my leg. its like its telling me to move my ...

 Does it hurt getting a cavity filled ?
Im getting my cavity filled tomorrow .

They are going to give me laughing gas ,

Does it hurt to get it filled ? They said its small .

But still this is my ...

 In a load of pain, Did I break my wrist!?!?
I was sleding down a hill and went over ramp. I poped up high and to brace my landing I used my right arm. Idk what happened but I guess I landed on my right hand. My wrist started to hurt like ...

 About to have surgery!!!!?
I am in need of advise. Im about to go in for a complete teeth extractions and my body is immune to pain meds. Ive been on Vicodin and ms cotin, and they do nothing to relieve pain. How do I tell ...

 What was the worse thing that happened to you last week?

 how long can you hold your breath?

 chest ache not pains !!!!!!?
ive had this ache for a long time now but rercently i am getting it more often its not chest pains like a heart atack or anything and theres no pains in my arms or anything like that it just feels ...

Enjoy the Journey
What happens if stitches are never removed after surgery?
Im due to have my stitches taken out tomorrow. The surgical would is about 3 inches.

I can only see the 2 end of the strong plastic stitches but it is VERY painful when I attempted to tug at the stitches.

I want to know the risks involved if I dont have the stitches taken out at all.

Anyone help?

gilly g
You will die if you dont have them taken out, simple as that.
My answer is deadly serious, you risk getting a serious infection and eventually you'll die.
It doesnt hurt at all having them out, dont be such a baby!

Mary Boo
call the doctor and tall him about it .And see what you can do

Jo-Ann M
eewww I don't envy you! I would imagine they would probably end up getting infected. I mean where would they go? They'll probably just end up getting tighter and tighter and extremely uncomfortable. I'm no doctor though. Good luck tomorrow x

My sage name
They could get caught on something and cause an infection, sounds like the nylon type so they must come out, as your wound has healed
They are knotted so a doctor or nurse must take them out, and check that you are healing OK, and write t up on your medical card
The only time you do not need to do this is if they are soluble, in that case they dissolve

I thought that that modern day stitches dissolve in time.

You can get infections. Don't worry about having them taken out it really doesn't hurt at all.

Don't fiddle yourself! Tugging at them won't help at all. The nurse or doctor will be able to take them out properly and while it might be uncomfortable for a moment that'll soon be over. Let the experts deal with it.

I got stitches pulled from my nose and it didn't hurt a bit, don't be scared just get them pulled out. It only takes 2 seconds...
And I don't know what would happen if you didn't.

The skins grows over them and it can get infected. It only takes a few seconds for them to get them out. I waited to get stitches taken out four days too late and my doctor said that I shouldn't do that again if I ever need stitches again.

the stiches you see are probably the ends if one long stich it may feel slightly uncomfortable if you don`t have them removed you will get an abcess and then that will be really painful

Kim H
tell them when you go thats it hurts befor thay start takening them out thay will put some cream on if you asks thats stops you from feeling the pain and the tuging , dont worry your be ok , good luck,

lil chich
the skin will grow over them and might get an infection. just get them taken out.

Gilly G is being stupid. I had a carpal tunnel op about a year ago. The skin around the sutures over-granulated and started covering the sutures. Don't mess around with them yourself you are asking for an infection. Wait till you go to the clinic for the nurse to remove the sutures. The worst she'll do is just nick the skin but you won't feel anything scar tissue has no nerve endings, it may bleed, but she/he will be able to see the knot of the suture and remove it. Leave well alone and wait till you get to hospital - if it excruciatingly painful go to your GP and see if the practice nurse can have a look at the wound.

Edit: Some of the answers you have are ludicrous to the extreme. You have sutures that need removing that means they are either black silk, prolene or neurolon if they are black it is silk, if they are blue they are nylon prolene. You will get an infection if you mess with them yourself. Keep the area covered with a dry dressing and if necessary take some mild analgesia like aspirin if you are not pregnant or suffer from stomach ulcers, or paracetamol - taking into account you are in the UK. The nurses at the hospital in the dressing clinic have seen this type of situation a million times. Different people have different healing times. You are a good healer as am I, that is why the skin is growing over the suture know. When I went to get my sutures removed the only thing the nurse could see on one suture was the two ends of the knot. She cut these off and the knot is still in there buried under the skin. Suture material is sterile, your body will have cleaned the area itself. So stop worrying and let the nurse at the dressings clinic sort it out.

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