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Finger Tip Almost Cut Off
I cut my index finger open at work on some steel. Just below the tip going across. Had 4 stitches. 2nd july. Finger all numb still from tip to base.
Takes time: I'm not sure why, if your only injury was at the tip of the finger you would be numb at the base of the finger. The tip of the finger is so sensitive that you may just be interpreting loss of sensation at the tip as including the entire finger. Also swelling will cause numbness. The good news is that almost all nerve injuries in a finger regenerate but it can take a year or more. ...Read more
Caught my ring finger 7 weeks ago, ring had to be cut off and 30 stitches on finger. Wound closed but finger still swollen. What will reduce this?
I cut my finger with a knife on my thumb the cut was short but a bit deep the bleeding stopped after 5 minutes but the top of my thumb near the cut fe?
Apply pressure: A cut that stops bleeding in five minutes in this location probably did not hit a major vessel. If the bleeding continues you probably should see your healthcare provider for evaluation and probable stitches. If the bleeding stops cleaning it with something like peroxide then applying an antibody appointment keeping it covered and clean. If redness and swelling - see healthcare provide. ...Read more
I was vacuuming underneath the seats of a car, and my middle finger got snagged on a metal coil tip. Slowly took it out. Fingertip is numb. Nerve dam?
Depends: How deep is the cut? If deep, bandage/cushion it to protect from further injury and infection until it heals. Keep your finger clean and try some aquaphor or neosporin to protect/keep moist. Best of luck. ...Read more
I smashed my ring finger in between two rocks. I'm black and blue on the finger pad . Is it possible i broke it? Rock hit nail and smashed finger down
X-ray: The only way to provide an accurate answer to this question is with an x-ray. Take care. ...Read more
See a doctor: You may have a ruptured tendon. I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a hand plastic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
A painful callous on bottom of pinky toe I've clipped off with sterile nail clippers numerous times over the years painful when it returns?
A couple days ago I smashed my finger in my car door, nail is really bruised, tip of finger is a little numb and white. Can't bend it.
Ouch: Could have a fracture, blood under the nail will make it throb. The swelling will contribute to the numbness and difficulty in bending it. Worth going to your doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Cut thumb with razor blade. Clean cut. Got 2 stitches. Thumb hurts bad. Very sore. How long will pain last. Bout inch cut. Got tetanus shot also.
Hard to say: The digits are supplied with a higher number of nerve endings per square inch than most of the body.After this kind of injury the nerve endings will let you know they are not happy by causing pain.It may pesist with pain and hypersensitivity for weeks if not longer.After the wound is visably healed in 5-6 weeks, the site may still have odd hypersensitity to touch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut my pointer finger near the top bend. Shallow cut with little blood. On and off above the cut my finger tingles. Should i worry or see a doctor?
Will not help now: It is likely that you or involved a superficial nerve (surface nerve). I don't know when your injury was. There is now nothing that can be done to rectify the problem. Most of the time either they resolve of people get used to it and are not bothered after some time. As long as there is no sign of infection and healing well, observe. In all likelihood, the injury has been for a while now. ...Read more
Last night I was helping my boyfriend shave using a straight razor and I cut the tip of my index finger not deep at all 2day whole side of finger numb?
Unless red.....: Unless red, give it time. I doubt a razor could injure any significant nerves, as you described (not deep). Plus, nerves grow back at that area ~1 cm per month. The area will be normal in 3 months. ...Read more
Cut my thumb Wednesday night w pocket knife thumb swollen see tendons when bandaid is off wound not closing still bleeding cold2 touch hand very weak
.5 cut on finger w/hedge trimmer. It stopped bleeding within 10min and a couple hrs later i bent my finger a little & bled some.Do i need stitches/dr?
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