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Can you die from a small self inflicted injury?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes,
Although many people injure themselves on purpose or accidentally without last harm, self injurious behaviors (sib) can produce lasting damage and even death, depending on the kind of injury--severe head banging, for example.
More important, perhaps, is to understand the need to hurt oneself, because usually is a symptom of significant emotional distress of some kind.

In brief: Yes,
Although many people injure themselves on purpose or accidentally without last harm, self injurious behaviors (sib) can produce lasting damage and even death, depending on the kind of injury--severe head banging, for example.
More important, perhaps, is to understand the need to hurt oneself, because usually is a symptom of significant emotional distress of some kind.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on Type
It would be very rare for a "small" injury to cause death.
However, if the injury is in the right (or wrong) place, this could occur. Also, frequent small injuries could lead to increased risk of infection, which could become serious.

In brief: Depends on Type
It would be very rare for a "small" injury to cause death.
However, if the injury is in the right (or wrong) place, this could occur. Also, frequent small injuries could lead to increased risk of infection, which could become serious.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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