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What's a lumbard puncture?

What's a lumbard puncture?

It's Lumbar: Lumbar puncture is also called a spinal tap a diagnostic procedure in medicine where a needle is inserted into the back and a small amount of spinal fluid is removed for testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could the liver bleed if it is punctured?

Could the liver bleed if it is punctured?

Absolutely: it is one of the most vascular organs. Do you mean by biopsy? the risk of that is typically approx 1/100 (but most of the time it seals spontaneously) ...Read more

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What is a sinus puncture?

What is a sinus puncture?

Small opening: A small opening is made into sinus either through the mouth via the maxillary gums (above them) or through the nose. Usually done to aspirate fluid or get a culture. ...Read more

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What is a venous puncture?

What is a venous puncture?

Venipuncture: Puncturing a vein with a needle to draw blood, give medication, start an iv. ...Read more

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Worried about puncture wound?

Worried about puncture wound?

See your doctor!: Puncture wounds can get infected, as well as cause tetanus if one is not up to date with this vaccination. See your doctor for any puncture wound. ...Read more

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What defines a puncture wound?

What defines a puncture wound?

Depth of puncture: A puncture wound is a wound that is deeper than it is wide. The cut on the surface will be small compared to the depth of the injury. ...Read more

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What can cause a puncture wound?

What can cause a puncture wound?

Puncture wound: Any object that is pointy and or sharp can have the ability to puncture the skin resulting in a penetrating wound. ...Read more

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How is a puncture wound treated?

How is a puncture wound treated?

Bandage: Bandage the puncture wound to protect it from the environment as it is healing. Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, foul odor, discharge. You should also get a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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