Michelle (i_broke_it_) wrote in thequestionclub,

medical question - stitches

I cut the tip of my pinky finger with scissors- not a thin line-type cut, more like I cut the tip of the skin straight off, so now my pinky has one flat side. I cut it about 5 hours ago and it hasn't stopped bleeding. It isn't that bad- I mean, it's just my pinky, I don't feel weak, and the blood loss can't be that much.

My question is, do you think I need stitches, or will it stop on it's own? It seems stupid to get stitches on my pinky, the cut isn't all that large, and I don't even know how they'd sew it up, since I cut the skin clean off. On the other hand. my boyfriend said that since it hadn't stopped bleeding I may need them.

Your opinions?

EDIT: I got in touch with my mom, who's a nurse, and she told me to just put pressure on it and keep it elevated. Thanks for your advice guys!
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