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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

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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
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