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Go to the hospital or not?

My husband cut his leg today, right on his "shin" (sp) well its kinda deep but he doesnt have insurance. Hes having sharp pains in his leg and every time he walks it squirts blood.He cut it at 11:30 ish this a.m. what should we do?

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Asked by youngandafraid at 10:23 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Health

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  • Take him to the ER.

    Answer by lilbit837 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Do you have a prompt care you can go to? I would really have it looked at.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Ok my SO said if you aren't going to go to the hospital, clean it out with rubbing alcohol, super glue it together then bandage it up. Depending on how bad it is he shouldn't move his leg until the super glue is dry. If he can't glue it together, it needs stitches.

    Answer by lilbit837 at 10:26 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • make his butt go to the er i have to go to our hositpal at least once a month in i have no insurance either i owe them now probably over 1,000,00 or more dollars...

    Answer by proudyoungmom87 at 10:27 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Go to the ER. The worst that will happen if you go to the ER and can't pay the bill is it will go on your credit for a few years. What would be worse, having your hubby seriously injured from not treating it, or having a ding on your credit for a few years?

    Answer by AprilDJC at 11:19 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • You should go to the ER but if you can't, keep cleaning it really really well. It could bleed for several days. Put polysporin on it and a clean bandage, changing and cleaning it a few times a day. If it gets hot or he gets a fever, go in, it means infection.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I would say go... if its squirting still after all this time its to deep to heal on his own sounds like he needs stiches.... it could get infected.....take him...then get some insurance girl!!

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:17 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • If you have to ask if you need to go to the hospital or not. The obvious answer would be HELL YES.

    Answer by Reggie2 at 8:02 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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