U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Can I exercise with stitches in my finger

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Concern not worry: Sometimes color changes a bit when tissue has been robbed of it's blood supply. I would not worry unless you developed signs of infection such as red... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 25 years experience
Redness or drainage: If there is significant redness, drainage or the pain seems to be getting worse, see your surgeon to determine if the sutures are infected.
Dr. Payman Danielpour
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Redness and swelling: Generally speaking, a wound is infected if it looks "angry". Redness that is persistent and worsening. Swelling that is worsening and very tender to... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cut: If the wound pulls apart and bleeds it needs stitches.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
More than 1 issue.: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Stitches: Bleeding that can't be controlled & on open skin.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Can't say : Without more information . We try not to stitch fingers if not absolutely needed . Be sure it is well cleaned out and tetanus up to date .if in doubt ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bleeding: The main purpose of stitches is to stop bleeding and secondarily to approximate tissue to heal and avoid infection. Most wounds will heal on thir ow... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The basics: When you cannot stop blood flow, the wound gapes, is over a knuckle or exceeds a cm in length it may need a stitch. If blood flow stops, it is not in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Depends: On patients pain tolerance and surgical skill. Why not use local?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It could be : Infected. Red? Warm? Swollen? More tender? Pus ? Red streaking? - get re-eval.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Blue finger : Sounds like a reaction to the numbing medication. If the cut was deep, maybe there is a problem your circulation. Go to the emergency room now
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership