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medical advice sought...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by pzycoman, 20 Sep 2007.

  1. pzycoman

    pzycoman New Member

    Huffing a kitten
    To cut a short story even shorter, I managed to put my fist through some double glazing windows last night - it dosent matter why or how - but its still bleeding slowly some 12 hours after - should I get it checked out, or just shove another plaster on there and hope for the best ?
  2. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    Get thee to the quack straight away! You'll probably need stitching if its still bleeding this long after it was cut.
  3. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    and while your at it get your tetanus up to date
  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Bugger the plaster. Sanitary towel(s) held in place with tape plaster. Recovering NOT replacing if blood does soak through.

    Ditto the above advice
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Get to A&E or your doc *now* Ditto what others have said. You'll need it checked to ensure there's no bits of glass and dirt in there, you may well need stitches, and if there is glass & dirt in there, you may have already started developing an infection.
  6. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    Don't go to A and E, if you can avoid it. If there's one around your area go to an NHS walk-in centre, they'll do the same thing but with a lot less queueing, and without wasting the time of people with far more serious problems than yourself (no offence). If you can still move the hand, then it's unlikely that there'll be nerve damage (I cut through my index finger, left hand, to the bone, with a bread knife, damaged nerves and now can't move it all that well)...
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    If you go to a walk-in centre, they'll send you to A&E to get X-rayed, to see whether there's any glass still in the wound.

    Oh, and you do realise that this isn't the best place to come for medical advice?
  8. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I put a bread knife through my left palm when trying to remove an advocado stone...it bleed thick dark blood...not bright red....wouldnt stop bleeding so i was dragged down to the docs...they made me have a jab and stiched me back together again...go get it checked...I think infection is th emain risk.
  9. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Don't take your gun with you though! :blush:
  10. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member


    MRSA at many A&E Depts.