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Removing Stitches in Canada for Sleeve done abroad?



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Hello everyone,

I went to Turkey to do my sleeve 2 weeks ago.

So far everything is fine.

But it is time for me to remove my drain stitches and no hospital and nurse want to remove it since it has been done abroad.

Anyone here had it's surgery done outside of Canada and can share adress of a clinic who accepted to remove it's stitches?

Thanks a lot

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Removing stitches is quite easy if you have the guts for it. Get yourself a sharp pair of pointy scissors and a pair of needle nosed pliers. Disinfect both and get to work.

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I don't know what the Canadian healthcare end points are, but do you have an urgent care near you? Down here in the US, urgent cares are where I would go for stitch removal. What about asking your primary care doctor?

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Do you have any friends or family members that are nurses that would remove them for you? I’ve removed stitches for a relative before. I’m a nurse and have removed stitches from many patients over the years.

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