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Gun shot to the chest

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
I : I am very sorry to hear of his problem. There are problems that can develop if left untreated such as contractures or complex regional pain syndrome ... Read More
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve Repair: Your discription indicates an injury to the lower trunk of the brachial plexus which contributes to the ulnar nerve that controls the hand. The timing ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not : Not very long. The problem would not be bleeding on the outside, which might be manageable by two rescuers, but rather the bleeding on the inside. I ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Plz summarize quest?: Your question was cut off. Please restate
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Lack of oxygen: Being shot in the chest will seriously compromise your ability to breathe. Hypoxia or anoxia may have taken place, resulting in brain damage. Anothe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Full autopsy: Only a complete autopsy will answer the key questions. Was this really a gunshot wound? Can we recover the bullet? Did the person suffer greatly? Was ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Staples are a necessary part of numerous surgical procedures. They cause no issues.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Any fever?: Chest (intercostal) retractions may mean increased work in breathing when he fusses. When in doubt, check it out by having his pediatrician check his ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It all depends on what is hit. There will usually be a pneumothorax or collapsed lung, but if you can get to a hospital, and there isnt much bleeding, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cat scratch: As long as you were scratch by an outdoor cat you should get a tetanus shot. You are due for one since tetanus shots are good for ten years.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chest pain: Should always prompt a visit to a physician and a thorough evaluation which may include imaging studies, lab tests and ECG along with detailed history ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without a proper history, physical examination and may be lab tests and imaging. See this site for m ... Read More

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