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I had a punch biopsy and another deeper excision in Dec. of

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I had a punch biopsy and another deeper excision in Dec. of 2014. Sutures were put in. Is it possible that I did not absorb them?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: A stitch came out a couple of weeks ago after everyone I saw told me to just leave the wound alone. It was killing me.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I visited my surgeon after the stitch came out and she flat out lied to me and told me that she didn't put stitches in there. I have the documentation that says she did 5-0 monocryl nylon sutures
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed MD with over 10 years experience

Yes, it is very possible

Not all stitches fully absorb

So clearly yours did not

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