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Pain management for pain in palm due to stitches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   ok
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I had stitches on the palm of my hand from a laceration, about 12 of them. they came out may 17th
Doctor :   ok

User :   But the plam of my hand is still in pain along with my pinky and left side of my hand
Doctor :   when did you hvae your stitches
User :   any idea how long the pain will last before I can continue lifting weights/push ups.
User :   may 7th
User :   may 18th they came out.

Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   how is the healing
User :   it looks fine, with no swolleness
Doctor :   Did that skin edges get approximated
Doctor :   do you find any discharge from that wound
User :   no
Doctor :   when is your followup visit scheduled
User :   i assume scar issue is forming
User :   and was wondering how long that usually takes
User :   um dont have one yet after the stitches were removed.
Doctor :   healing completes by 1-2 weeks usually
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :   you vhae to wait for few more days for complete healing , then you can resume your work outs
User :   oh ok, only other major concern is when i push down my the scar, my pinky goes numb
User :   goes numb
Doctor :   pinky?

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