So how do you know if you need stitches? No, I'm asking, I have no idea. I grew up with two sisters, we never got hurt. I didn't think it needed any, because it stopped bleeding right away, and honestly, it doesn't bother him at all. But it's so WIDE, how is it going to close itself up? Is he going to have a giant keloid scar? My belly's on it's third incision, and my scar looks great, but I had tight stitches. Are keloids genetic? He's just so friggin cute, I'd hate for him to get one! Man, I shoulda taken him in!