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Cut tip of finger off and will not quit bleeding am applying

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cut tip of finger off and will not quit bleeding am applying pressure and keeping elevated but still bleeding should i go to the emergency room or is there something else i can do here


if you cut the tip of the finger and it will not quit bleeding despite constant pressure for 10-20 minutes you probably cut it bad enough to require stitches. Probably should have it evaluated in the ER.

FYI - pressure with ice and elevation is the best thing to stop bleeding.

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