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How long would you need to stay in the hospital after a small stab wound near the neck?

How long would you need to stay in the hospital after a small stab wound near the neck?

Depends: If there is no major damage to nerves, blood supply, organs then early if there are complication with breathing or eating or any other issue will need a transitional care hospital. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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How long can you be in the hospital for a stab wound?

How long can you be in the hospital for a stab wound?

Depends: This will depend on what injuries occurred from the stab wound. If injuries are confined to an area just below the skin, you might even go straight home from the emergency room. If organs or blood vessels were injured, surgery might be done and one would be in the hospital for days to weeks. ...Read more

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How long can someone with a deep stab wound to the stomach spend in hospital?

How long can someone with a deep stab wound to the stomach spend in hospital?

Depends: I'm no trauma surgeon but that answer greatly depends on what vital organs or other structures were injured as well as the health and overall condition of the patient. ...Read more

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What does the hospital ER do with a stab wound?

What does the hospital ER do with a stab wound?

Examine it: Ensure the patient is stable, determine the extent of the injury, check tetanus history, clean the wound and repair any injury present. ...Read more

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Will paramedics stitch up a stab wound on the spot or wait till the hospital?

Will paramedics stitch up a stab wound on the spot or wait till the hospital?

Dressing only: Some advance practice paramedics (like Tactical EMS providers) or military medics in a military setting can close wounds primarily with suture/glue/staples. Otherwise, they stop the external bleeding, cover wound and apply dressing until in ER. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do with a stab wound if there's no clinic/hospital nearby?

Please tell me what to do with a stab wound if there's no clinic/hospital nearby?

Depends: Depends where you have been stabbed, what with, and how long ago. If you have not been trained in field or combat medical care, you will need to find somebody who has and ask for help. Hospital always if available. If you are just "wondering" what to do and have not been stabbed, consider attending basic medical care course from red cross, then expand to more advanced courses via local colleges. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

Depends: Location of wound? Depth of penetration? Structures stabbed? Infection present? Too many variables... ...Read more

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Have deep stab wound that doesn't look infected but is still seeping fluids. Waited too long for stitches. No free clinics here. Is it safe to bathe?

Have deep stab wound that doesn't look infected but is still seeping fluids. Waited too long for stitches. No free clinics here. Is it safe to bathe?

Dangerous: This sounds like it could be a very dangerous situation, because you haven't shared the location or extent of your injury. So, I don't know what those fluids are or where they are coming from. In order to assess your injury and answer your question, you really need to be seen. You could go to a county health clinic, an urgent care center, or even an er and let them check this out. Be well. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to die from multiple stab wound to the chest & abdomen?

How much time does it take to die from multiple stab wound to the chest & abdomen?

Depends on severity: You can bleed slow or fast from stab wounds. Much depends on which vessels are injured. Surprisingly, big veins bleed worse than arteries-it is harder to see where the bleeding is coming from. Some people bleed a great deal, then the BP gets low and the bleeding stops. They can potentially survive for many hours, if they are young. ...Read more

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Had stab wound. Staples removed. Now It has stopped bleeding. Wound looks closed. Should I stop putting a dressing/gauze on it?

Probably: At this stage, most healing has taken place and the wound strength is fine. You need a dressing only to absorb secretions if there are any, but if this is not happening, you can leave it uncovered. ...Read more

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I have a stab wound. Happened 12 days ago. It has been stapled. Recently it has been itching. Why is this? Have an appointment in 2 days for check up

I have a stab wound. Happened 12 days ago. It has been stapled. Recently it has been itching. Why is this? Have an appointment in 2 days for check up

Normal: Itching around a wound is a normal symptom of healing. As long as no fever or drainage or excessive redness around wound you are probably experiencing normal healing ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal a stab wound?

How much time does it take to heal a stab wound?

Variable: It depends where it is. How deep it is. Whether it was infected. Any healing wound is as strong as it will be in 30 days. The wound remodels itself over an 18 month period. It does not completely heal fir 18 months ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get chest stab wound and not recover?

Depends: Some stab wounds to the chest don't break the subcutaneous tissue or muscle and may just need stitches. Others can hit lung only, only requiring a chest tube until the hole seals. Arteries in the chest wall can bleed into the chest cavity, but are repairable. Hits to the heart and great vessels can be rapidly fatal. For all chest penetrating trauma, rapid eval and treatment is essential. ...Read more

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Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Apply pressure: To actively bleeding wound and call 911. ...Read more

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How can I address the stab wound on my thigh?

How can I address the stab wound on my thigh?

? Type of Stab?: It is very important to disclose the information of how you got stabbed and with what. If you were stabbed with a knife, the depth of the open wound is usually much deeper than you may thing. It can get ugly if the stab was very forceful and you end up with a large open wound. Other important factor, are you up-to-date on your tetanus immunization? ...Read more

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Would someone with mild hemophilia survive a stab wound to the shoulder?

Would someone with mild hemophilia survive a stab wound to the shoulder?

Stab wound: Yes it depends on the depth of the wound and any vascular structures that are damaged. ...Read more

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How deadly is a stab wound to the diaphragm?

Fairly: The diaphragm, itself, can be injured without deadly consequences. However, since it is located literally in the center of the body, (immediately next to the liver, spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, lungs and the heart), it is hard to injure the diaphragm without injuring one or more of these critical structures. If the diaphragm, itself, is not repaired a serious hernia through it can result. ...Read more

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Can ARDS be brought on by a stab wound in the abdomen?

Can ARDS be brought on by a stab wound in the abdomen?

Yes: People who have a history of chronic alcoholism are at higher risk of developing ards, and people who have infection in their bloodstream (sepsis). ARDS risk depends on velocity of injury. The amount of tissue damage is directly related to the amount of energy exchange between the penetrating object and the body part. ...Read more