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Help! my friend punched a metal door 5 days ago & his hand is still swollen & in pain. Should he go to the er?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hand injury

He may well have a fracture or some complication due to the injury.
He should see his doctor or go to the er to find out what has happened to his hand. It is important as if complications occur he may lose function of his hand if infected he may be in serious trouble.

In brief: Hand injury

He may well have a fracture or some complication due to the injury.
He should see his doctor or go to the er to find out what has happened to his hand. It is important as if complications occur he may lose function of his hand if infected he may be in serious trouble.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Donald Vierling
I strongly agree!
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Likely a "boxers" fracture.
..... So yes, needs an xray.

In brief: Yes

Likely a "boxers" fracture.
..... So yes, needs an xray.
Dr. Martin Tyson
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