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I just got a blood clot on my finger what should I do?

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Dr. Peter Wilk
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Probably nothing

A blood clot under a nail is usually a small circle of dark blood which is painless, but unsightly.
No treatment is needed as it will grow out and go away.. In an emergency room a doctor may "drain it". That involves heating a paper clip and burning a small hole in the nail - completely painless. The blood clot drains completely and the hole in the nail grows out in a month or so. Peter wilk, md.

In brief: Probably nothing

A blood clot under a nail is usually a small circle of dark blood which is painless, but unsightly.
No treatment is needed as it will grow out and go away.. In an emergency room a doctor may "drain it". That involves heating a paper clip and burning a small hole in the nail - completely painless. The blood clot drains completely and the hole in the nail grows out in a month or so. Peter wilk, md.
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