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Could doctors give an anesthetic while stitching a small wound?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: A local anesthetic

is usually given just prior to suturing most wounds unless a single suture only is required.
The discomfort from one suture is less than injection of a local anesthetic

In brief: A local anesthetic

is usually given just prior to suturing most wounds unless a single suture only is required.
The discomfort from one suture is less than injection of a local anesthetic
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A local anesthetic can be used to numb the area before stitches are placed.

In brief: Yes

A local anesthetic can be used to numb the area before stitches are placed.
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Most hospitals

Including emergency rooms are set up so the nurse can give you sedation while the doctor sews you up with local anesthesia.
The local can be given though with a very fine needle but does burn a little when going in.

In brief: Most hospitals

Including emergency rooms are set up so the nurse can give you sedation while the doctor sews you up with local anesthesia.
The local can be given though with a very fine needle but does burn a little when going in.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most often a

Local anesthetic is used for this situation.

In brief: Most often a

Local anesthetic is used for this situation.
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