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should I go to the ER?***UPDATE< I WENT!!

Posted by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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Question: should I go to the ER?

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yesterday I was cutting up a bunch of potatoes. My hand slipped and the fatty part of the hand under the pinky hit the blade of the knife by the handel really hard. It cut about a 1 inch wide deep gash. The cut isnt realy bothering me, but there is a goose egg under the cut, it it really bruised and my pinky is very weak, and the whole thing hurts to my wrist..there is no infection, but it really hurts...someone said I may have cut something, and someone else said I might have broken my hand...taking a poll...



UPDATE*****  Good thing I went because I had an infection brewing already. Dr said I nicked the bone, got a tetnus shot, they are good for 10 years but if you get hurt after 5 they want to booster you. Got some antibiotics and wrapped it up for me..now if I just had someone to kiss my booboo for me, lol

by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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towerjunkie1989
by Silver Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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I voted yes, but if you have an immediate care/minor emergency place that would be better.
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HIJKLM
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:42 PM
ER or urgent care yes
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:43 PM
If you're finger is the size of a goose egg you should probably go yes.

Swelling and bruising around a cut is normal. I probably wouldn't go but I'm a rebel like that
Rbrown72707
by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Go to urgent care.  Hands are delicate.  You should definitely have it checked out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Yes
shivasgirl
by Platinum Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM

finger isnt swollen, it's the fatty part under the pinky

Quoting Anonymous:

If you're finger is the size of a goose egg you should probably go yes.

Swelling and bruising around a cut is normal. I probably wouldn't go but I'm a rebel like that


baquick
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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Girl. You know better. Seriously. You've been around medicine for way too long.
momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Urgent care if you can. ER if no urgent care is available.

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Alchemist_Momma
by Platinum Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM
Make an appointment with your regular doctor first, get his thoughts on it, and if he says to go in, then go.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM
Get a drs appt.
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