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Bleeding knuckle after cut, swollen. Do I need to see a doctor?

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I just cut my right index finger right on the knuckle with a paper cutter. It bled pretty heavily - I held it under water. As I bent it, blood squirted out. That happened several times. It stopped bleeding after about 5 minutes but is now really swollen Do I need to see a doctor?
Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rajat Gupta 24 minutes later
Thanks for writing in.
You should immediately visit the ER. Your wound might need closure with suturing and you might also need antibiotics.

Also depending on your immunisation status you would need anti tetanus vaccine as well.

Wishing you a speedy recovery..
Let me know if you have any more questions

Dr.Rajat Gupta
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