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how long do you have to be in the hospital for a stab wound in the stomach

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
Depends: I'm no trauma surgeon but that answer greatly depends on what vital organs or other structures were injured as well as the health and overall conditio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Depth and impact: A stab wound is created when a sharp blade ruptures the skin and deeper tissues. The injury can damage adjacent tissues and organs which are interconn ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: Every case is different because it depends on what got damaged. There are important things in the legs besides bones. Leg tendons, arteries, veins, an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: If there is no major damage to nerves, blood supply, organs then early if there are complication with breathing or eating or any other issue will need ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Examine it: Ensure the patient is stable, determine the extent of the injury, check tetanus history, clean the wound and repair any injury present.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Paramedics: Are not authorized (though some certainly are capable) of suturing wounds. That is the territory of physicians and their authorized and appropriately ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A stab wound: May need to be explored. Tetanus shot may be needed. I would find a way to make it to medical care.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Location of wound? Depth of penetration? Structures stabbed? Infection present? Too many variables...
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Dangerous: This sounds like it could be a very dangerous situation, because you haven't shared the location or extent of your injury. So, i don't know what thos ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When was your : Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that ... Read More

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