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Can a fingerstick test cause a hole in my finger?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Typically...

If there's a hole in your finger, then the pokey part of the stick worked.
If i understand you correctly, are you concerned about the size o the hole or whether it will close and stop bleeding? I can assure you nothing but a bit of blood will come out. Unless you are sticking yourself with a knife, or a non approved instrument?!

In brief: Typically...

If there's a hole in your finger, then the pokey part of the stick worked.
If i understand you correctly, are you concerned about the size o the hole or whether it will close and stop bleeding? I can assure you nothing but a bit of blood will come out. Unless you are sticking yourself with a knife, or a non approved instrument?!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Mani Bashyam
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: No

rarely the site can get infected if you don't wash or clean before checking

In brief: No

rarely the site can get infected if you don't wash or clean before checking
Dr. Mani Bashyam
Dr. Mani Bashyam
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