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Medicine For Knife Wound
Will painkillers show up on my army drug test if I had to take them for a knife wound I recently had?
About that....: If you do have a urine drug screen, you need to tell them all of the medications that you are on. They will sometimes look for a standard form 600 entry that documents the medication having been prescribed. So be prepared to notify them about your knife wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: A knife wound could be as simple as grazing your finger, in this case local pressure till bleeding stops, ensuring your up to date on tetnus, ensuring that it was clean environment, assessing amount of damage done, and if any concern warrants, and/or problems stopping bleeding, dirty wound, numbness etc, seek immediate medical attention. Any stabbing hold pressure, call 911, get to er. ...Read more
More information: There are a large number of tests that might be done, mostly to detect any injuries to underlying organs or blood vessels. Depends on the location and depth of the knife wound. This could be anything from exploring the wound with a probe to see its depth, to an arteriogram (blood flow test for the arteries) to a CT scan. Some knife wounds need immediate surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection, smoker. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more
Control Bleeding: by applying pressure. Get professional help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: This depends on where the wound is located and how deep it goes. A superficial wound on the arm or leg may just require stitches. A deep wound over the abdomen, neck or chest may require emergency surgery. One could write half a textbook on knife wound treatment. See a doctor if there is a question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examine and stitch: First, a good exam is needed to be sure what was injured: skin only? muscle? tendon? nerve? bone? internal organs? Repair of each of these requires different levels of care. Skin-only wounds might just need numbing, thorough cleansing, stitches and/or skin glue; and a tetanus shot, if it has been over 10 years since the patient had one. Injury to deeper structures will need the operating room! ...Read more
Seek treatment : The human body when injured promptly sets upon the task of attempting to heal itself. If the injury itself does not compromise the functioning of a vital organ then when given enough time any injury involving the "soft tissues" of the body can heal. The caveat however is that if not treated appropriately underlying injuries can be missed , infectious and cosmetic complication can also arise. ...Read more
Depends on…: Type of wound (puncture or laceration), depth of wound (skin & fat only, muscle, tendon, bone), type of bleeding (venous oozing or arterial spurting), clean or dirty knife, status of tetanus boosters. Direct pressure to control bleeding; to er if heavy or spurting; er if wound gaping (needs sutures to heal well); to er to check for tendon injury, get tetanus booster, ± antibiotics to prevent infx. ...Read more
I have pain where a couple scars are, one is on my abdomen about 7 in. Long and 1 in. Wide the other scar is from a knife wound on my back?
Wide scar issues: The scars that you are describing appear to be quite wide. You may have underlying muscle or fascial weakness and could have a hernia. The other reason for pain can be trapped cut nerve endings. See your primary care first to establish the cause and you will then get referred to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A knife wound to the abdomen is likely to cause a puncture to the intestines. When this happens the contents of the bowel can leak into the abdominal cavity. This requires immediate surgery to close the hole and wash out the contaminated abdomen. If there are many penetrating wounds or a delay in closure this can result in formation of a fistula-abnormal connection to the skin or other organ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer