A 38-year-old member asked:
Cut on finger bleeding for five hours do i need stitches ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Cuts bleeding: It depends on the length and depth of the laceration. First aid includes ice, elevation and compression for a minimum if 7-10" so that your body has the chance to clot whatever is bleeding. Do not check and recheck during those minutes as it stops the pressure. If it bleeds despite the above measures, then you should seek medical care. Also go if numbness, deep cut or later red, weeping wound.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Hi I have a cut on my finger and I need to know. Does it need stitches?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Can't say : Without more information . We try not to stitch fingers if not absolutely needed . Be sure it is well cleaned out and tetanus up to date .if in doubt have it checked.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How to know if i need stitches for the cut on my finger?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Stitches: Bleeding that can't be controlled & on open skin.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2018
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