i went to have my stitches removed tonight. the nurse i saw ive seen before, gentle lady which helps. yet, ouch......, she razored the first stitch out, i didnt know what to expect because ive never had stitches before, but it bloody hurt, i kept my screams silent not wanting to appear a wuss. blood poured from the tiny circle of a wound. she layed some white strips across the wound and informed me that i leave the other stitches in. i really wanted them gone. never mind.