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how long would you need to stay in the hospital after a small stab wound near the neck

A 23-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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Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends where: There are several different areas in the neck with different degrees of danger regarding structures that could be damaged. Usually the higher up in th ... Read More

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A 42-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
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Depends: This will depend on what injuries occurred from the stab wound. If injuries are confined to an area just below the skin, you might even go straight ho ... Read More
A 33-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 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 36-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 41-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 40-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 38-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 35-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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would have him: Evaluated by a physician. I would not just rely on herbals for this.

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