Basically, at what point do you need stitches for a cut on your leg?
Luke, it is not bleeding anymore, but it is a straight cut not jagged (which is weird and I have never had before and is why I was concerned). I'm guessing because I couldn't see the adipose (well I mean blood was in the way, but it stopped bleeding and I still don't) that means I am okay.It is not very wide, but it is kinda separated at the top, I can pull it closed though. So I put antibiotics in it, and bandaged it held closed. I think it will be okay, thank you :)
To the others, did you ever consider that I might not have a problem, but I might not have insurance either? I don't want to worry my parents unnecessarily especially because there are a lot of other problems right now. If my friend's mother told my mom about me calling the ER my mother would be furious I did not tell her. I am just trying to take care of things, if it was bad enough they would know. I would not try to hide something I know I need help for, that would just make it worse.
Oh and onemandog, the way you phrased your comment seemed very condescending. It is not only teens who self harm, and "cutting themself" does not need to be in quotes considering there are people who seriously cut. Self harm is a serious problem, not just kids seeking attention as a new trend.
If it is deeper than your little fingers nail, longer than an inch or if it keeps bleeding, consult a doctor.
If it is near a joint or at any other point of yout body where the flesh is moved very often or if the wound gapes open, consult a doctor.
If the wound is dirty or if the edges of the cut become red and warm on a subsequent day (and you develop an inflammation), consult a doctor.
I can't really do that..... My parent's don't know, and my best friend's mom works in the ER, so if my parents heard me on the phone or my friend's mom was the one who answered the call (which she usually does) it would end badly. I don't want people to know unless it turns out I probably do need stitches.
Thank you for the advice anyway :)
Thank you :) Those are very useful ways to tell because they are common comparisons and easy identifiers. I appreciate your comment :)
@onemandog lol that was a horrible assumption and not much logic out into that though she could of fell or something xD
If you are another teen who is "cutting themself" please stop it. There is help and ways to rise above this.
And if it break skim and you can see the adipose it weds stitches (adipose is like a yellowish color
I know, I've just seen so much of this cutting thing going on and it's very disturbing
If you don't want your parents to know, YOU have a problem....
Especially since she said she was keeping it from her parents
Um it's more of how wide it is too? And is it still bleeding?
One option is call the ER....I'm sure they'd advise....