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should i bandage this or get stitches?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711

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