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Got 2 cuts maybe longer than an inch across my thigh.bleeding stoped after 5/7 mins, they are opened a bit but can be pinched back. do i need stitches?

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Mobile or not: Depends where the cuts are and hoe deep. If in a spot on thigh that is not affected much by bending your hip or knee may be able to use butterfly type bandage to bring skin together. The deeper the cuts and the more mobile the skin related to leg movement the better off you may be with stitches to insure the best healing. Tetanus up to date?

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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