Do I need stitches?? ?
Cut myself today. It took forever to stop bleeding. It’s still open. Do I need stitches??
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yeah, that needs a couple of sutures. It's in an area that bends & moves a lot, so it won't close well without stitches. But you need to get it done within 8-12 hours, otherwise they won't be able to suture it.
- Diane ALv 72 months ago
I would but 2 in that wound because it’s gaping, not because the bleeding. You need to get them within 12 hours. Any urgent care can do this.
- leeceveLv 52 months ago
You might. Go to the hospital, better safe than sorry. If you don't get stitches when you need them, the cut could become infected and/or not heal properly, resulting in the need for more intense medical care.