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Got a deep cut (7 stitches) on my arm. My hand (top) is now partly numb and I've got mild pain/discomfort in the surrounding area. What's the cause?

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Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Hand numbness

hand numbness after deep arm cut may indicate some minor inflammation from edema or more serious problem such as compartment syndrome which usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury, please see the hand or plastic surgeon ASAP to prevent any permanent problems

In brief: Hand numbness

hand numbness after deep arm cut may indicate some minor inflammation from edema or more serious problem such as compartment syndrome which usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury, please see the hand or plastic surgeon ASAP to prevent any permanent problems
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