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I had a deep cut in my hand palm, and I just got stitches, it is normal?

I had a deep cut in my hand palm, and I just got stitches, it is normal?

Yes: 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 ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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A couple of days ago I had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and I'm very worried.

A couple of days ago I had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and I'm very worried.

See Hand Doc: Since the palm is a functional surface, numbness is an important symptom. If can indicate nerve damage, and certain nerves need repair by a hand specialist. Usually can be dealt with within the days following the original injury. Call the original treating provider to discuss. ...Read more

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Will I need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Will I need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Need an evaluation: If it is a deep cut, there may be damage to nerves and/or tendons. If more than about 8 hours old, it should not be stitched because of the risk of infection. I would suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should my boyfriend have a deep wound- hole like need immediate medical attention? My boyfriend cut his hand with a scraper-like tool at work yesterday and I am afraid his cut might need stitches, however, we do not have any medical insurance and therefor

Should my boyfriend have a deep wound- hole like need immediate medical attention? My boyfriend cut his hand with a scraper-like tool at work yesterday and I am afraid his cut might need stitches, however, we do not have any medical insurance and therefor

Oh: Oh my. It sounds like he has two separate injuries. The first issue is that he cut his hand deeply enough that you are concerned that he might need stiches. Usually, sutures are placed within 12 hours of an injury due to concerns about possible infection. Cuts to the hand can be quite serious, because of the way the hand is compartmentalized. An infection can spread quickly in the hand and cause loss of function.
The second injury is a deep arm puncture wound contaminated by battery acid. You have done what is termed bathroom surgery to cut away blacked skin but could only debride to a certain level.
His tetanus status is unknown.
Signs of infection include: redness, swelling, drainage, red streaks, fever, warmth. Your boyfriend has two high risk injuries and uknown tetanus status. I really think that he needs medical attention. If he doesn't get evaluated and develops serious complications the cost physically and financially could be much greater. ...Read more

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What will happen if I let a deep cut on my hand heal on its own without stitches?

What will happen if I let a deep cut on my hand heal on its own without stitches?

Will eventually heal: But I wouldn't advise it. Cuts on the hand are prone to reopening because of the movement of the hand. Also there are somany underlying structures that are important in the hand that can be injured and should be repaired if the cut is deep. ...Read more

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Got a deep cut (7 stitches) on my arm. My hand (top) is now partly numb and I've got mild pain/discomfort in the surrounding area. What's the cause?

Got a deep cut (7 stitches) on my arm. My hand (top) is now partly numb and I've got mild pain/discomfort in the surrounding area. What's the cause?

Hand numbness: hand numbness after deep arm cut may indicate some minor inflammation from edema or more serious problem such as compartment syndrome which usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury, please see the hand or plastic surgeon ASAP to prevent any permanent problems ...Read more

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Cut to the palm of the hand treated with stitches, how long to heal?

Cut to the palm of the hand treated with stitches, how long to heal?

Sutures: Usually in for 10-14 days....
Weeks to get range of motion
and swelling gone. ...Read more

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I cut the palm of hand 4 days ago, hit artery and maybe nerve, 6 stitches. Still lots of pain. How long will it take to heal or at least hurt less?

Not enough info: Different structures heal at different speeds. Palm skin heals by 14-21 days. If the nerve was cut, but not fixed then it will never heal. ...Read more

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Today I cut the palm of my hand requiring 6 stitches, also hit an artery. My fingers are very swollen, can you suggest home care? Dr was brief.

Elevate & Re-eval: Swollen fingers after a trauma to the hand can be worrisome. You state that an artery was cut...Sometimes the vein is cut as well, if that was tied off when they placed stitches the hand will have a hard time effectively draining causing swelling. Infection can cause swelling as well. If not on an abt and painfull swelling see a hand surgeon asap to prevent further complications. ...Read more

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My hand has gone from a normal temperature to hot and then to cold. It's also tingling. Why is this happening?

My hand has gone from a normal temperature to hot and then to cold. It's also tingling. Why is this happening?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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If I cut a vein on the back of my hand. Would it need stitches?

If I cut a vein on the back of my hand. Would it need stitches?

Sometimes.: Bleeding from veins can usually be stopped with direct pressure and elevation. Whether or not stitches are needed is dependent more on the size of the incision than on veins being cut. ...Read more

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So I'm curious if I cut a vein on the back of my hand would it need stitches?

Sometimes.: Whether or not you would require stitches would depend on the size of the cut and the amount of bleeding. A small cut could be treated without stitches and a larger cut would need to be sewn. Slight bleeding can be controlled by pressure and more bleeding needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?

Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?

The palm skin often: Heals well with dressing changes. And uncomlicated healing times differ but a good average time (known because there are certain surgical procedures where the pal is left intentionally open and unsutured) is about 3 weeks

still as u had surgery call your surgeon!
sometimes it is just the superficial dry or macerated skin and it is not open. Other times there could be infection or sinus tract. ...Read more

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I got stitched up at the ER because I cut my hand, when do I have to get the stitches out?

I got stitched up at the ER because I cut my hand, when do I have to get the stitches out?

It depends.: It depends on where and how big the cut was. The er should have given you instructions on how to care for the area and when the sutures should be removed, based on your injury. Most simple lacerations have healed enough after 7-10 days to have the sutures taken out. ...Read more

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Deep cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised and tingling. What can I do to heal faster?

Deep cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised and tingling. What can I do to heal faster?

Cleaned and covered: Gosh not a lot more to do than local wound care.

Do you smoke? Quit.
Do not pick off the scab.
Keep it moist and covered.
You could try warm packs to improve the blood supply to the area.
Make sure that it is not infected. Signs of infection are red, hot, swollen, tender to the touch and getting worse.

I like neosporin or bacitricin for my wounds. Apply 2-3 times a day. ...Read more

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Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once. The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once. The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Evaluation: Those symptoms warrant a face to face evaluation to determine cause sooner rather than later. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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I cut a artery on the top of my hand I'd say about 6 weeks ago 12 stitches on the outside of my hand and one self dissolving stitch to stop the bleedi?

I cut a artery on the top of my hand I'd say about 6 weeks ago 12 stitches on the outside of my hand and one self dissolving stitch to stop the bleedi?

Sutures: Were you given follow-up instructions for wound care and an appointment with a general surgeon, vascular surgeon or hand surgeon for follow up?
I recommend that anyone of those specialists should see and advise you. ...Read more

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Should I take my stitches out? 16 days ago I had 10 stitches put into my hand after being cut by a razor knife. The area is now swollen, the stitches themselves are cutting into my skin and causing pain, but the cut is still gaping a little. Will it be ok

Should I take my stitches out? 16 days ago I had 10 stitches put into my hand after being cut by a razor knife. The area is now swollen, the stitches themselves are cutting into my skin and causing pain, but the cut is still gaping a little. Will it be ok

You: You need to go to the doctor. If the area around your cut is now swollen, you are in pain and wound is gapping - it is likely that you do have an infection. This is especially so if it is warm or has any drainage. Please find a way to see your doctor right away even if it will be a difficulty. ...Read more

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I woke up with my left hand (4th and 5th) digits tingling. Like they fell asleep or needly. Plus having some wrist spams. Thoughts?

Cubital tunnel syndr: You likely have irritated your ulnar nerve at the elbow. This can happen with heavy lifting and/or repetitive movement at the elbow (tennis, weight lifting, painting, etc) compressing the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The pain starts at nights and involves the forearm and medial hand (4th-5th digits). With time, can lead to hand weakness. See a MD for exam. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain on my right side. My hand is cold, my foot is cold, and I have been having tingling on the right side of my face. Today?

I have been experiencing pain on my right side. My hand is cold, my foot is cold, and I have been having tingling on the right side of my face. Today?

NEED MORE INFO: Would like to know more information, perhaps you can try a consult? Would like to know how long the symptoms have started, were you exposed to cold environments? More information is needed to help you. ...Read more