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AnIdiotNeedsHelp Fri 28-Aug-20 14:33:28

Never has my username been more appropriate than right now!!

Just fucking shut my thumb in the car door....fuck knows how!

There was much swearing!! grin

It hurts like fucking hell, has cuts on both sides and is swelling nicely.

I can move it, but not use it for anything that puts weight on ..... not sure if that means it's definitely not broken??

Have cleaned the cuts and held an ice pack on it but it's not really done anything.

I'm a fucking dick and it really hurts!!

Just wanted a whinge and maybe someone to tell me if I need to get it looked at!?

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SeaToSki Fri 28-Aug-20 14:40:43

That must hurt like buggery

Is the tip and full length of the finger properly pink

Can you move it and twist it properly both up and down and around

Its it misaligned

If its pink, moves normally and is straight, ice pain killers and reassess later today

If not, go to a minor injuries to check for tendon damage/broken bone/compromised blood flow

AnIdiotNeedsHelp Fri 28-Aug-20 14:45:24

SeaToSki

That must hurt like buggery

Is the tip and full length of the finger properly pink

Can you move it and twist it properly both up and down and around

Its it misaligned

If its pink, moves normally and is straight, ice pain killers and reassess later today

If not, go to a minor injuries to check for tendon damage/broken bone/compromised blood flow

Thanks for replying!

Its not straight, no.

Also its still mainly pink but the area around the cuts has gone kind of blueish, like a bruise.

I also can't bend it all the way to my palm as it's so stiff.

I really don't want to have to go get it seen to but obviously will if the consensus is I need to!!

Fucking shitty bollocks!

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AnIdiotNeedsHelp Fri 28-Aug-20 14:46:46

And there's a distinct kink in it as well....bent to one side which it never did before!!

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SoddingWeddings Fri 28-Aug-20 14:46:47

I slammed my middle finger in a car door and split the tip open. They xrayed it, and I'd broken the end bone as well. Splint and lots of dressing changes for a couple of months.....

I'd advocate getting it looked at at Minor Injuries as they prescribed antibiotics to me because of the open wound near the broken bone.

SoddingWeddings Fri 28-Aug-20 14:47:08

Ah, the kink screams needing an xray to me....

Lollyneenah Fri 28-Aug-20 14:48:13

You need an x ray, sounds like you may have chipped it. Definitely get it soon to

AnIdiotNeedsHelp Fri 28-Aug-20 14:53:44

SoddingWeddings

I slammed my middle finger in a car door and split the tip open. They xrayed it, and I'd broken the end bone as well. Splint and lots of dressing changes for a couple of months.....

I'd advocate getting it looked at at Minor Injuries as they prescribed antibiotics to me because of the open wound near the broken bone.

Ahh shit....I thought I might get away with this as I'm of the "if it's not literally hanging off then it'll be fine" school of injuries....but your post has worried me a bit!

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AnIdiotNeedsHelp Fri 28-Aug-20 14:55:31

SoddingWeddings

Ah, the kink screams needing an xray to me....

For some reason that sentence sounds rude!! (dirty mind!) grin

Oh bloody fucking hell....I'm gonna have to get it checked aren't I???

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SoddingWeddings Fri 28-Aug-20 15:02:37

Hehehe!

Yup, off to minor injuries - make sure it's a unit with xray facilities.

Jojobythesea Fri 28-Aug-20 15:11:15

Let us know how you get on. Sounds very painful 😖

AnIdiotNeedsHelp Fri 28-Aug-20 15:22:31

Have decided to go when DP gets home, so can look after DS

Will update when I get back!

Really don't want to, but also don't want to lose my thumb/get sepsis/be a twat so will go!

Thanks peeps!

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jess3817 Fri 28-Aug-20 16:00:52

Wow ouch that sounds painful, glad you're going to get it looked at.

Choconuttolata Fri 28-Aug-20 16:07:02

Definitely x-ray as you need a functioning thumb to grip and if you leave it this could be affected long term. Hope you get it sorted OP.

PaternosterLoft Fri 28-Aug-20 16:08:03

Has it fallen off yet?

EllisRoses Fri 28-Aug-20 16:09:32

I did this. Got the tip of my finger and my nail gradually went black and then totally fell off. It was gross.

That was the extent of it though, yours sounds a bit more serious!

Everythingmagnolia Fri 28-Aug-20 16:20:24

I think we need a pic....

Amber0685 Fri 28-Aug-20 16:25:15

Can you post a photo OP

Amber0685 Fri 28-Aug-20 16:25:30

Sorry cross post

Kdubs1981 Fri 28-Aug-20 16:59:53

Hospital

SoddingWeddings Fri 28-Aug-20 18:18:03

Oh yeah.... The worst part was the blood blister under the nail was agony, so the nurse drilled a hole to release the pressure. Faaaaaaarcking hell that hurt.

Good luck!!

heartonastring Fri 28-Aug-20 20:21:03

Hope you're ok op! The whole thing makes me shudder.

heartonastring Sat 29-Aug-20 16:53:26

His is your finger op?

heartonastring Sat 29-Aug-20 16:53:43

*how

PaternosterLoft Sat 29-Aug-20 18:30:24

@AnIdiotNeedsHelp how is your thumb today?

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