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How can I get a broken needle out of my finger?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yikes!

If it's close to the surface you may be able to open up a small hole in the skin over it and pick it out with tweezers.
I've used a strong magnet like this before to pull it out also. If it's deep you'll have to get a doctor to numb it up and cut it out.

In brief: Yikes!

If it's close to the surface you may be able to open up a small hole in the skin over it and pick it out with tweezers.
I've used a strong magnet like this before to pull it out also. If it's deep you'll have to get a doctor to numb it up and cut it out.
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

If part of the needle is still sticking out, then pulling it out is ok.
If it is buried, you probably should have a doctor do it to make sure you don't get infected or make things worse.

In brief: Depends

If part of the needle is still sticking out, then pulling it out is ok.
If it is buried, you probably should have a doctor do it to make sure you don't get infected or make things worse.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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