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A 17-year-old female asked:

i cut my finger with a sharp knife and i do not know if its deep or not. picture on profile?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Hand surgeon: See a hand surgeon or if wound is bleeding then go to an er.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
See below: It's not the depth that is important, but where is the cut and are any of the tendons injured. If not sure, see a hand or a plastic surgeon and make sure tetanus is un to date.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

I cut my finger a month ago, now I can't bend my finger all the way otherwise it will stay stuck and its very painfull.What can it be?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Cut finger: When you cut yourself, the cut went very deep affected the movement and activity and range of one of the tendons. You need to see a hand surgeon as soon as possible!
A 30-year-old male asked:

Cut my finger about 10hrs ago. It looked deep quickly cleaned and dressed it, now you can barely tell I cut it. Is it possible to heal this quicly?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Well: Body heals in a predictive manner. It has not change for over thousands of years. Some wounds may look deeper to you, but not for a doctor. Doctors look at wounds in a different way (the medical , anatomical way). I'm glad your wound is closed and well. Only hulk can heal super fast.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Cut my finger during cat dissection do I need to be worried?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not if u cleaned it: No you should not be worried, if you cleaned the cut well and it healed well. The soluations used for perserving cats is a pretty good antiseptic, antibacterial substance. In general the deeper the cut, the more attention should be paid to cleaning out the wound well before it is closed with sutures, staples, or steri-strips or a bandaid. As with any wound, watch for redness or a pus discharge.
A 37-year-old male asked:

I cut my finger, how do I know if i need stiches?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Send pic: If the skin is cut all the way through. How long has it been cut? Can you move and feel normally?
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to know if i need stitches for the cut on my finger?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Stitches: Bleeding that can't be controlled & on open skin.

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