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Doctor insights on: If I Leave A Splinter In My Finger Will It Eventually Push Itself Out So I Can Get To It With Tweezers

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If I leave a splinter in my finger will it eventually push itself out so I can get to it with tweezers?

If I leave a splinter in my finger will it eventually push itself out so I can get to it with tweezers?

Maybe: I would be cautious. A splinter can cause serious infeciton even if you think it is minor. If you cannot easily prick the splinter out with a sterile needle after a good prep of the area with soap and water and perhaps some alcohol, then you should seek help from someone qualified to assiste your. If a splinter "festers" it does come to the surface. The body will try to expel it. ...Read more

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I have a tiny splinter in my finger from a pencil. It's fully under skin and I can't get it out with needle or tweezers. Can I leave it? What do I do?

I have a tiny splinter in my finger from a pencil. It's fully under skin and I can't get it out with needle or tweezers. Can I leave it? What do I do?

See below: You may watch and wait. If the site becomes red, swollen, painful, there is discharge, there are red streaks in the skin leading from the site, or the lymph glands in your arm pit get enlarged, see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to get this splinter out of my finger. It hurts and I keep squeezing and my tweezers don't work because I can't bring it to surface.

Any tips on how to get this splinter out of my finger. It hurts and I keep squeezing and my tweezers don't work because I can't bring it to surface.

Ouch!: Sometimes just leaving it alone will do the trick. However, if you can't wait a sharp small incision over the site will often allow the splinter a way out. Also could soak finger in epsom salts. This creates an osmotic gradient which might help. Keep an eye out for infection - redness, swelling, warmth, pain, red streaks and more than a little discharge. If this occurs - game over - see doc. ...Read more

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Finger against wood and got many little splinters and sterilized tweezers to take them out, Couldn't get them. Should I worry for serious infection?

Finger against wood and got many little splinters and sterilized tweezers to take them out, Couldn't get them. Should I worry for serious infection?

You need to watch: Out for symptoms and signs of infection called cellulitis/ abscess. This includes worsening pain, swelling, redness, thick white or discolored drainage, or heat in the area. See a healthcare provider right away if these things happen. ...Read more

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I have a side pain under my right rib on back. When I push with my fingers into the area it is very painful. Could this be my fatty liver getting worse?

I have a side pain under my right rib on back. When I push with my fingers into the area it is very painful. Could this be my fatty liver getting worse?

Muscular pain: Could be muscular pain. Doubt that back pain is from fatty liver. I hope you're on a strict diet to fix the fatty liver - no sugar, minimal carbs, etc?! go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help guide you with appropriate dietary changes to correct the fatty liver. If not may end up with liver failure and transplant down the road. Get going! ...Read more

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What could your right side be sore from. If I rest it it feels better. If I push on it with my fingers its super sore. I do have fatty liver from wt?

What could your right side be sore from. If I rest it it feels better. If I push on it with my fingers its super sore. I do have fatty liver from wt?

Sore on right: Need to have you tell us a lot more information- describe what area you are talking about and more about the pain etc.
With more information we will be better able to help you. ...Read more

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How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain

How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain

Big is not problem: Ur liver seems large, but the fact that it is painful is worrisome & and needs 2 b evaluated. U need 2 c an internist or gastroenterologist & find the cause which r many. Hepatitis etc. Get in 2 b cn. ...Read more

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For 57+ F, does sprain on left or right feet (near fingers) indicate anything serious e.g. kidney/liver issues? It happened 4 times in last one month.

For 57+ F, does sprain on left or right feet (near fingers) indicate anything serious e.g. kidney/liver issues? It happened 4 times in last one month.

Here are some...: What is her weight and her gait? By presented scenario, her ankles are physically prone to sprain, usually associated with inadequate strength and stability of muscles & joints, and even poor nerve coordination. To confirm what could be potential contributing factors for her proneness for ankle sprain, she needs a evaluation. How to? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish to. .. ...Read more

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Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Do you have a dog?: Tapeworm usually affects dogs, but can bee transferred to humans. Rare. More probably due to infected teeth and/or gums. This can't wait. Make immediate appointments with both your Physician and your Dentist for screening examinations. Please put the computer down and call now. ...Read more

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Popped a big blackhead on my nose now its red and its been a day. Used a needle b4 school then tweezers and my finger. It bled. Is it infected?

Popped a big blackhead on my nose now its red and its been a day. Used a needle b4 school then tweezers and my finger. It bled. Is it infected?

Probably: And that is not a good place for an infection. You need antibiotics. Might consider an inbox consultation.

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Popped a big blackhead on my nose. Used a needle b4 school then tweezers and my finger. It bled. And its red and its been a day is it infected?

Popped a big blackhead on my nose. Used a needle b4 school then tweezers and my finger. It bled. And its red and its been a day is it infected?

Signs of Infection: If the site is increasingly swollen, warm to the touch and discharge is observed infection is possible. Can you provide a photo? I recommend seeing your local physician. ...Read more

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Fungal finger nail infection. Don't want to take oral fungal med as my liver enzymes are high n I take other meds. Any other treatment methods?

Fungal finger nail infection. Don't want to take oral fungal med as my liver enzymes are high n I take other meds. Any other treatment methods?

Depends: No great treatments. Even the best pill (terbinafine) has about a 76% cure rate. It can cause elevated liver enzymes to but a little less commonly. Depending on your liver tests, have a discussion with your doctor about the risks versus benefits of treating. ...Read more

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Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.

Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.

Need more info: Hard to tell what the problem was due to without seeing it. But if it went away without a trace and you feel well I would only continue to inspect your body for any other outbreaks then if it happens again you should see a physician right away. ...Read more

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I got six stitches in my pinky finger on sunday morning from slicing my finger open while doing dishes. Will it leave a scar? When can I get them out?

I got six stitches in my pinky finger on sunday morning from slicing my finger open while doing dishes. Will it leave a scar? When can I get them out?

Stiches: First, without seeing the wound or the stitches it is definitely impossible to tell you if you will scar. I would believe you may very well have a faint scar.

Most stitches are removed from day five to ten. ...Read more

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I got a splinter under my fingernail from a thorn I could never get out. I have tough dry skin forming there now under nail and at end of finger? Fix?

I got a splinter under my fingernail from a thorn I could never get out. I have tough dry skin forming there now under nail and at end of finger? Fix?

See dr.: Foreign bodies should be removed when able, as they can lead to infection. Irritation, inflammation, and pain. See a dr. To have the area examined and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small deep splinter in the bottom of my foot that I cant get out. Tried needle and tweezers but its just to deep, small, and sore to remove?

I have a small deep splinter in the bottom of my foot that I cant get out. Tried needle and tweezers but its just to deep, small, and sore to remove?

I am partial: And would recommend you see a podiatrist, it is also important hat it is a splinter as opposed to a splint hemorrhage or a wart which often patients make mistakes with. ...Read more

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I get these yellowish white smelly things sometimes in the back of my throat and I can push them out with my finger what are they?

I get these yellowish white smelly things sometimes in the back of my throat and I can push them out with my finger what are they?

Tonsil stones: These are called tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones. They are not really stones, but are collections of dead cells, mucous, and calcium. They are not dangerous, but can cause discomfort and bad breath. Wikepedia has a pretty good entry on this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tonsillolith. You can remove them yourself or have them washed out, or you can have laser surgery to keep them from returning. ...Read more

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Going to docs on Friday have mucus in poo can feel lumps around anus when pushing out get mucus on finger when touch anus area advice plz constipated?

Going to docs on Friday have mucus in poo can feel lumps around anus when pushing out get mucus on finger when touch anus area advice plz constipated?

Keep appointment: The most concerning thing about mucus in feces is that it is a sign of inflammation, ? ulcerative colitis. Often blood is associated. The lump near the anus might be related or possibly not: potential to be hemorrhoid, abscess, rectal prolapse, or...ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. The constipation might suggest hemorrhoids worsened by straining. Keep your doctor's appointment for diagnosis. ...Read more

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24, not pregnant, not had children. Cant open bowels. Have to push against rectum with fingers in vagina to get poo out? What is wrong? What do I do?

24, not pregnant, not had children. Cant open bowels. Have to push against rectum with fingers in vagina to get poo out? What is wrong? What do I do?

CONSTIPATION: Try dulcolax suppository or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). Next time, please change diet to include fruits, veggies and more fluid intake for roughage and good bowel movements. ...Read more

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I got a splinter in my finger from a wooden basket. I tried to use baking soda to remove it this morning and I've tried to squeeze it out. Help?

I got a splinter in my finger from a wooden basket. I tried to use baking soda to remove it this morning and I've tried to squeeze it out. Help?

See your doctor!: I have no idea what to tell you except go see a doctor, maybe go to an urgent care center if you need to, to have a doctor look at it and decide how to remove it before you end up with a major infection. Stop trying to deal with it yourself, you may be making things worse. ...Read more

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I got a big splinter in my finger a month ago, assumed it would work it's way out. Now there are 3 bumps under the surface. Still have full feeling.

Removal: The splinter may have become embedded under the skin and the body is reacting to it as a foreign body, which may cause ongoing irritation. Best to get a dr. To look at it and steriley remove it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a splinter in my finger and I took it out 5 days ago and now my finger is swollen and ED and hard what should I do?

I had a splinter in my finger and I took it out 5 days ago and now my finger is swollen and ED and hard what should I do?

Infected: Your finger area is infected. Finger infections can be serious. Soak in Epsom salts. Be checked asap. Likely need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get a broken needle out of my finger?

How can I get a broken needle out of my finger?

Yikes!: If it's close to the surface you may be able to open up a small hole in the skin over it and pick it out with tweezers. I've used a strong magnet like this before to pull it out also. If it's deep you'll have to get a doctor to numb it up and cut it out. ...Read more