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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello!
Doctor :  
How can i Help you?
User :   Quick question.
Doctor :  
User :   I have a cut on my finger.
Doctor :  
User :   It is healed now, but it feels strange.
Doctor :  
User :   I cut it on broken glass, and I'm wondering if there is something inside of it still.
User :   A piece of glass?
User :   My question is this.
User :   Since I'm uninsured, should I go to a regular medical clinic?
User :   Or, do I have to go the urgent care?
Doctor :  
Ok, when did the cut happeen?
User :   Three and a half weeks ago, now.
Doctor :  
Ok, still do you have any pain?
User :   Yeah.
Doctor :  
Any discharge?
User :   I've had cuts before.
User :   And nothing has felt like this.
User :   No discharges.
Doctor :  
Ok, there is inflamation.
User :   Is it just scar tissue that is painful when touched?
User :   A bit of inflammation.
User :   Nothing serious.
Doctor :  
Some foriegn body may be there.
Doctor :  
no. dont worry,
User :   Hmmmm...
Doctor :  
So you can go to surgeon
User :   At a hospital? Or, a clinic?
Doctor :  
Open the wound and remove the glass?
User :   Sure.
Doctor :  
It is a minor procedure,
User :   Yeah.
User :   Okay, thanks.
Doctor :  
ou can go to any of them
Doctor :   And start an antibiotic,
Doctor :  
To prevent sepsis.

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