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If you get stabbed on the chest, should you take the knife out or leave it in?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Leave it in.

And call 911.

In brief: Leave it in.

And call 911.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Leaving the knife in will help limit the amount of bleeding (almost like a finger in a dam).
Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Don't touch it.

Removing the knife could cause bleeding from a source which is currently controlled.
It should not be removed until you are in a controlled situation.

In brief: Don't touch it.

Removing the knife could cause bleeding from a source which is currently controlled.
It should not be removed until you are in a controlled situation.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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