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Speared thumb with an exacto knife, bled profusely. Did I cut radial artery?

I speared my thumb with an exacto knife, it bleed profusely , as I think I cut the radial artery . I got it to stop bleeding, but I m worried about blood vessel . If I use my hand for gripping, it s very painful and the blood is slowly pooling inside my thumb. Should I spend the $150 and see a doctor in the morning?
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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You should only see a doctor if the bleeding persists or if you have loss of sensibility in your thumb after 1 week of this episode. Hope this was helpful.
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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