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cut my finger do I need stitches

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hand surgeon: May be more complicated after initial attempt at closure, so should see an expert (=hand surgeon).
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Whoever sutured it: It sounds like the sutures were removed before there was sufficient healing. You should place saline soaked gauze over the wound to keep it clean and ... Read More
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
The same doctor: Who stitched it. There is a few things he or she may be able to do. If complicated a hand surgeon or a plastic surgeon would be able to help.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get it checked: Swelling and redness could be signs of infection. Have the dr who placed them recheck them, or go to urgent care / er for exam to be sure you do not n ... Read More
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Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment !
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If it is a fresh cut (lac) and when you close (approximate) the edges the are better held together than without tension. Often we use a butterfly band ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly.: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop ble ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if medically: Indicated - you are well within suturing time frame.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mubin Mahomed
Specializes in
Sutures: Hi It is best to send a picture to your doctor Usually cleaning your cut with dettol or savlon ,and using STERI-STRIPS over your wound will sort out t ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Go to urgent care/ER: It's best to have a medical evaluation in urgent care or ER. The depth of the cut would be an important predictor of the need for stitches. http://www ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Laceration: your doctor must have felt that this laceration was at high risk of infection. That is why antibiotics were given in a the first place. Signs of infe ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Probably not: Delayed restitching of a wound following removal of the original stitches is typically not done as it can increase the chances of wound infection. So ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aharon Wolf
15 years experience Preventive Medicine
It depends : On the size of the cut the depth and the time passed since it happened but in general most cuts will heal on their own if they are immobilized so they ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the woun ... Read More

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