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A 19-year-old female asked:

can a small cut on the finger, even a paper cut , that doesn't even bleed cause the finger to have a knot or to be a little bit swollen?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bret Boyle
Wound care 28 years experience
Yes: The normal healing process involves an inflammatory phase which most often manifests as redness and slight swelling in the first few days. For skin cuts, burns, abrasions, etc. , if you are keeping the injured area clean, the redness and swelling should reduce significantly or resolve within a few days. If it does not reduce or is obviously worsened, there may be infection requiring medical help.

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I keep on getting sist tipe absesses in my groins.Its been cut out several times but keep on comming back at a different spot.?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Very concerned please help? My hand and fingers are going numb typing.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
ACTIVITY RELATED: Finger numbness is possibly a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by your doctor and possibly nerve conduction studies should be entertained.

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