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Is it possible to get stitches for a gunshot wound?

Is it possible to get stitches for a gunshot wound?

Usually not: Usually bullet wounds are dirty. We usually leave them open to heal by secondary intention (from the inside out.). ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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Could you get cancer from a gunshot wound?

Could you get cancer from a gunshot wound?

No: A gun shot wound is a single traumatic event that for the most part when debrided will heal and is never found associated with cancer. Cancer is a multistage process requiring at least 3 oncogenic changes and of which overexpression of telomerase is required to allow the cells to have a near immortal pattern of growth ...Read more

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Could someone get cancer from a gunshot wound?

Could someone get cancer from a gunshot wound?

No: Gunshot wounds do not give someone cancer. Just make sure it heals well. ...Read more

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How can you treat a gunshot wound?

By going to hospital: Depends on the location and injury. Assuming you are not currently on the sidewalk bleeding out its probably a pretty good idea to see a doctor for that condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gunshot wound?

A wound: Caused by a gun shot. Check your tetanus status. Go to the er to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How should you self treat a gunshot wound?

How should you self treat a gunshot wound?

Too riskyto: Self treat yourself right down to the er or safer yet get help to do it this could be serious. ...Read more

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How can one survive a gunshot wound to the head?

How can one survive a gunshot wound to the head?

Luck: It's simply amazing to see how resilient life is, while at the same time being so fragile. But simply stated, the ability to survive, and even recover from a gunshot wound to the head is dependent first on how much brain injury is sustained, what part is injured, and how quickly surgical intervention is performed. This is exemplified in the case of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. ...Read more

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How do you know if your gunshot wound is infected ?

How do you know if your gunshot wound is infected ?

GSW: You know you should not rely on a internet commentary about your gunshot wound. Go to the er and have it evaluated asap. This type of injury could be very serious. ...Read more

Gunshot Wound (Definition)

Caused by a gun shot. Check your tetanus status. Go to the ...Read more