Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Cut finger causes severe, incapacitating pain in hand
~6 wks ago, my 30 yr old son cut his middle finger accidentally, quite deeply (<1/4") but did not seek medical attention (too busy, etc).  It bothered him and bled but seemed to be okay after 2 wks.  A few days later, his hand became extremely painful - strong, sharp pain, keeps it raised to his chest and cupped.  He does not use the hand at all and claims it seems the vessels and veins in the hand have been "torn."  ?????  His hand is swollen and bluish at times... Frankly, I just DO NOT KNOW WHAT to think, he uses his job as an excuse to not seek medical treatment but really cannot/does not use the hand and seems to be in constant pain...  Help..??!!
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1236893_tn?1408490528
He has to go to the ER!!
Comment
Cancel
1236893_tn?1408490528
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Hi Suzyq120,

Your son needs to go to the ER IMMEDIATELY!!! It sounds like a really nasty infection has set in. He needs to get on medication as soon as possible. The longer he lets this go on, the more at risk he is for eventually losing the finger or having the infection spread to the rest of his body WHICH IS LIFE THREATENING. If he won't go himself, please pick him up and take him to the doctor. He will thank you later. Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Thanks for your responses, the diagnosis was a complete surprise, RSD.  Beginning the exploration of therapy options and the long term implication of this debilitating symdrome...
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Cut finger causes severe, incapacitating pain in hand
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
General Health Community Resources
Top General Health Answerers
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1530171_tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC