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To suspect I don't need to be back here in A&E again...

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haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:18:15

For the kind folk who assisted with my last thread, no I'm not back with my dad after the weekend's dramas, instead I'm here with ds1 (14) who shut his finger in a door at 10pm.

I told the operator he had pins&kneedles in the finger and they sent me here. He says the pins&needles is fading.

I'd be grateful for any insights or advice. I feel silly being here.

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:19:08

In fact the pins and needles have now gone. Should we go home?

RigbySM Tue 10-Jan-17 23:20:44

Yes. Definitely

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:21:15

Go home?

Wolfiefan Tue 10-Jan-17 23:21:36

You're there now. I would stay. DD shut her finger in a door and they thought she had chipped a bone.

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:22:31

And had she?
Did hers carry on hurting?

Foxysoxy01 Tue 10-Jan-17 23:23:12

What is actually wrong with his finger?
You say pins and needles that have now got better, better because there is no feeling now or better with full feeling in hand/fingers?
Anything else?

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:24:05

Full feeling just "slightly wierd"

Haudyerwheesht Tue 10-Jan-17 23:24:39

Why did you ring 111?

Id go home yes. Tbh unless it was misshapen or bleeding profusely for example I can't imagine id have gone.

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:26:30

When he did it I think it was numb because he said it felt like the finger was far away even though he was touching it. Then after a few minutes we got pins and needles. Now those have gone unless he presses it hard.

Foxysoxy01 Tue 10-Jan-17 23:27:22

Can he elaborate on weird at all?

How does it feel different to normal?

Does the hand/fingers look normal? Any swelling? Lumps? Cuts etc

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:27:30

Well I rang 111 cos he was crying and still in pain. I just wanted advice really.

GreatFuckability Tue 10-Jan-17 23:28:08

i'd go home, i think.

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:28:28

It's the middle finger

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:30:48

He says wierd means swollen and that there's a different bump you can feel on the outside.
On the inside it feels heavy&shot.

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:31:03


Haudyerwheesht Tue 10-Jan-17 23:32:54

Well if circulation is fine I'm not sure they'd do anything tonight anyways? My (non medical) advice would be go home, give a painkiller, maybe ice it and get some sleep.

Foxysoxy01 Tue 10-Jan-17 23:33:45

To be honest it doesn't look like an A&E job but nobody can really tell other than by looking/feeling it in the flesh iyswim or an X-ray if possible fracture.

It really depends on how much it hurts, if there is any swelling, if there is numbness in arm/hand/fingers still if he has movement of hand/arm/fingers etc etc.

I would say depending on how long you have been waiting so far you may as well be seen by triange and see what they say.

Guavaf1sh Tue 10-Jan-17 23:34:04

Go home

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:35:23

Thanks all esp Foxy,

We had triage quite quickly -she just said wait for a dr. But she didn't really look at it.

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:37:21

It's "sore but not painful."
Do you think 111 said that because they can't know if pins&needles will turn to numb?

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:41:25

Hopeful bump.
This is the trouble with obeying orders....

haveyourselfamerry Tue 10-Jan-17 23:44:33

Ok, even mumsnet is bored of his finger. We're coming home.

Hawkmoth Tue 10-Jan-17 23:46:43

You can't really know if it's broken or not. My DS hid a broken finger for two days because he though I would stop him going to football. Only gave it away by showing off the bruising. I broke my finger and the pain made me cry for hours before my dad took me to hospital. Funny things fingers.

Hawkmoth Tue 10-Jan-17 23:47:45

Is it swollen compared to the other hand?

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