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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Vincent's Avatar
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    is it safe to take out your own stitches {Graphic}

    well my MIlitary cut me pretty bad on Saterday. I was cutting somthing and repositioned my hand and I guess without even noticing it i was cut. The funny part is that the knife was so sharp that i didnt even feel the cut. What really hurt was when the doctor was numbing the cut and was sticking it with the needle. That was the worst.


    well I am suppsoed to go back in 10 days, but thats another $35 co-pay.

    My mom said she can do it, but she is a D.D.S


    Here is a pic,



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    Jeez Vinny, it's not wise to give medical advice over an internet forum that has nothing to do with medicine by people untrained in the disipline. I would think not healthy for Spyderco either.

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Vincent's Avatar
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    didnt really think of that.

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    I have removed my own stitches, not to say I am a doctor, but have you watched how they do it? They cut the string and just pull it out, it does not hurt. I am not saying you should do it yourself, but it is quite simple to do. Just make sure the cut is fully healed(sealed) LET me say once again, I am NOT recommending you do this yourself.

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    Vinnie If you're thinking about chewing them stitches out I'm gonna have to put one of those big plastic collars around your neck.... Doc
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    No problem! Clip-n-snip those lil slipknots. They'll pull right out.

    'course if the holes turn green and your hand resembles a puff pastry, then the copayment might be a bit higher for amputation or gangrene irrigation.
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    Just Do It Vincent, I Removed All My Own Stitches Over The Years! Its Fun. #9

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Vincent's Avatar
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    amputation is a bad thing

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    How did you dodge the coat hanger when your mom tried to abort you? hee hee

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    Didn't mean to doomsay.

    As long as everything is healed and aseptic it's perfectly safe. If it were me I'd pay Mom $17.50 and trust to DDS procedures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec
    How did you dodge the coat hanger when your mom tried to abort you? hee hee
    no that would be a retelling of your life.

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    VINCENT...DO NOT USE A KNIFE TO REMOVE THE STITCHES!!!! I REPEAT: DO NOT USE A KNIFE!!!!...Doc
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    no my mother has forceps and suture scissors adn yes they are sterile

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    Vincent,
    As a suggestion, since davec is just trying to bait you, put him on your ignore list. Normally, I wouldn't say anything, but things have been so pleasant here lately, and you rather well behaved. Please don't let him spoil things.
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    Davec needs thirty lashes with a Latigo!...Doc
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    Pull them out yourself.....and apply the $35 you save to a new Spyderco.
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    great idea.

    maybe a new calypso jr when they arrive.

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    Cool welcome back

    Sounds like yer mum is qualified. Besides as you're maturing how often do you really get an opportunity to let your mother nurture you? Let her do it just so she can feel like a mom whose son still needs her. AND get the caly jr.!
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    i vote the do it yourself and get a caly. but its your own choice. good luck
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    Taking out stitches was about the first thing a was allowed to do a long, long time ago. Some antiseptic, a knife or stitchcutter and a pair of tweezers and anybody can do it.

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