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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
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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