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Pain in the thumb - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hey
Doctor :  
how can i help u?>
User :   So about 6 years ago I broke a horse whip and the fiberglass in it shattered into my thumb, I though I got most of it out but recently its been bothering me real bad.
User :   Is there something I can do to get it out without surgery?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   im 16, female
Doctor :  
whats meake u feel that some fragment is still inside?
User :   There is an entry spot, and it real sensative
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
thou it is not possible, if by chance something is inside we can remove it only through minor surgical procedure
User :   okay.. we'll ive been digging at it, but it hurts the deeper i go
User :   Ive been using a clean needle and tweezers
Doctor :   dont do that it may lead to infection

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