Have you ever had stitches?

United States
October 13, 2009 4:47pm CST
I had stitches when I had my c-section with my son 3 years ago but they were the kind that dissolved and I didn't have to have them taken out. Just last week I had to have some moles removed and one was a bigger one that was on my back. They had to cut it out and put stitches in my back. They itch like crazy too. I guess it's from it healing. I go this Friday to have them taken out and that will be a week since I had it done. They took one off my arm but they just shaved it off so I didn't have to get any stitches in it. It doesn't bother me at all. But the one in my back is itchy and I can feel the pull from the stitches. So I'll be glad when Friday gets here and I go get them taken out. So have you ever had stitches and why did you have to have them?