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Question by  John82 (2)

Should I see a doctor if I smashed my fingertip in a door and it's now numb?

I know people do this all the time, but I've lost feeling and I'm worried.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

Usually it is no big deal, but if you have discoloration, along with the numbness, it would not hurt to get a doctor's opinion. Always best to be careful with injuries, rather then just assume its okay.


Answer by  gayne750 (45)

You should go to the doctor. Numbness is a sign that there may be tendon or nerve damage. You may have compressed the nerve, swelling from the injury could be putting pressure on it, but it needs to be diagnosed by a professional. Failure to take care of this injury could lead to permanent loss or damage.


Answer by  DrYasmin (178)

Yes, It's necessary. You should consult a doctor because many sentient nerves are located at finger tips so if it's numb it may lead to reduced blood supply.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

You finger may just be stoved in which case the feeling will be back in a few days. If it stays numb, see your doctor.

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