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Vascular Surgery

Non-circulation of a finger- Effects

12/03/2008

Question:

I had cut the tip of my finger with a razor and put 3 band aids around index finger tip tightly like a tourniquet so it would stop bleeding. Left it on for approx 30 hrs when I realized my finger was hurting in a different area under bandaid. I could barely touch the finger-so painful. Finger is swollen, feels numb when i touch it and is still very painful. What could have happened and what type of damage could of occurred?

Answer:

This is typical if there has been a significant cut. You should see your doctor if you have not had a recent tetanus shot.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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