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A 24-year-old male asked:

Cut thumb with razor blade. 2 stitches. very sore & stiff. hard to bend. feels like ima break/ tear somethin. this normal? maybe inflammation?

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Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 35 years experience
Need more info.: It may be normal, but your description is not sufficient to give more information. You could always have injured more than just skin or you could potentially have an infection. That said, it could just be normal tissue reaction. An exam by your physician would either make the diagnosis or reassure you that all is well.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
It is normal: It is normal, as long it is not infected. Keep your hand elevated (above the heart) as much as possible and it will heal and feel better sooner.

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