Stitches or sutures (pronounced as sew -chur) are threads
that are used for sewing up the edge of the cut with
the help of a needle (Imagine how the cobbler stitches
the sole of your shoe with the rest of the shoe.)
These threads are very
thin and strong and needle used is also very fine. The
doctor shall give you an injection first to numb your
skin and then stitch up the wound.
Sometimes, if the cut is small, your doctor may use
a special type of glue so that the sides of the cut
are held together and you don't need stitches.
The stitches do not hurt. You may not even feel them.
Usually the stitches are removed in about a week or
10 days. The doctor will snip the thread with scissors
and will gently pull apart the threads. Don't worry,
you’ll not feel a thing.
The marks will fade out over a period of time. However,
they may still be there if seen very carefully.