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Is it bad to cut your forearms?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The biggest issue with self cutting is why are you doing it.
The cutting itself can cause scarring, infection and blood loss. If you hit a major vein or artery you could cause serious harm. Most people who self cut are trying to feel something different than what's truly causing them pain. Trying to substitute one pain for another is not a healthy thing. Seek medical/psychiatric help immediately.

In brief: Yes

The biggest issue with self cutting is why are you doing it.
The cutting itself can cause scarring, infection and blood loss. If you hit a major vein or artery you could cause serious harm. Most people who self cut are trying to feel something different than what's truly causing them pain. Trying to substitute one pain for another is not a healthy thing. Seek medical/psychiatric help immediately.
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