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 How to fake a sports injury?
I play on a high school sports team and stress has been growing immensely on my shoulders, either from my large workload, more than a person in my grade usually gets, and my practice schedule. I don&...

 stomach cramping really bad, hurts to stand?
I started getting stomach cramps about 6 hours ago, they seem to go away when i'm laying down but when i stand up it hurts. I've tried to go to the bathroom and only mucus comes out. I did ...

 Is there anything which can be done for a broken pinky toe?
I had an X-ray on Friday and the technician told me my toe is "cracked".

I am in constant pain (it hurts like a b***h!!!!)...I didn't know my pinky toe could turn my whole ...

 i just broke my arm wat can i do to take my mind off the pain?
i fell off a ...

 i punched the wall hard, my knuckles all swollen and i cant move one of my fingers.?
what should i do?><...

 Humerus swelling & bruising?
Thanxs Jo. Will be calling GP today for emergency appt to check sling and indented forearm mishappened swelling! looks like an elongated balloon with a knot in it, and thereafter my wrist is normal ...

 Recipes for fracture jaw?
We have a friend staying with us who has their Jaw wired shut. I am looking for some recipes so that he can stay healthy while on a liquid diet. as well as having a variety of foods to eat... T...

 Broken wrist healing?
Hey guys,

I'm 23 years old (not a kid...unfortunately, because my healing ability has slowed with age) and broken my wrist 4 weeks ago. It was a fracture to the distal radius and ...

 How long does it take a broken bone in the forearm To heal?
I broke it last week and it's in cast, it's the major bone in the forearm and I would like to know how long it will take to fix....

 is my wrist strained?
work at a veterinary clinic. lifted a big dog of the table and hurt my wrist. very painful when i pull my fingers backwards. pain is just below my thump, by the lower hand part......

 Is my finger broken or something?
I've just noticed that my middle finger, at the base on the palm side just above where the knuckle is, there is a weird sort of hard lump (not visible) which feels like bone that hurts when I ...

 taping a potato to your ankle?
Ok. so my friend told me that if you tape a potato to your ankle, it will make it swell up. Why is that? ...

 Please answer this and don't judge me because I AM NOT GOING TO DO THIS?
When I was five, I broke my arm at the elbow, was in plaster for 6 weeks from wrist to shoulder, did not vomit once from the pain. Also torn 2 ligaments in my wrist and foot and not vomited.


 Would an injury affect an eye exam?
I need to get a new eyeglass prescription but recently pulled a rib muscle (owie). It's a bit better now but I expect to have issues with it for a little longer....

 What is Wrong With My Knee Please Help?
i messed up my knee yesterday and my right knee cap goes to the left of my knee a little so it looks deformed. I can walk on it fine and ther is no swelling but when i stand straight my knee cap ...

 Running injury; should i be worried?
I'm 14 years old, slim and in good health generally. Whilst out running i tripped (over my own shoe laces! Clumsy me!) and managed to roll a fair distance all the road. I grazed a fair amount of ...

 Could my toe or foot be broken?
A few hours ago, my sister fell on me and landed on my foot, putting all of her weight on it.
It was really painful straight away, especially in my big toe, where I think majority of the impact ...

 Whats happening to my toe?
Im wondering what is happening with my toe.One day i kinda cut the sides of the toe wrong(where the nail meets the skin) and it started bleeding.i didn't think much of it until my whole toe ...

 i have fractured my hand and now it has become very thin.what should i do?
i am 15 years old boy.i fractured my left hand.i kept a plaster for 6 weeks and now it has become very very thin.help me please.my right hand is thicker than my left one....

 Is a broken leg worthy of calling the emergency number?
Especially when the victim is old....

Chrisy L
How long does a wound take to heal after stitches?
I cut the palm of my hand ( between my thumb and index finger), 5 weeks ago, it is still really sore when something touches it, it's hard as well and it's swollen, I cut it on glass and got 10 stitches I'm worried there might be a piece of glass in there or something... Should i be worried?

When we have a deep cut that needs stitches, the healing process means that a 'hard ridge' should form as the cut starts to heal. As you stated it is 'hard' it is healing. As for the time, we are all different, but as the stitches were removed, the Doctor must be happy with the situation.

have you been massaging the area and touching it a lot? your body can become more sensitive after an injury and requires lots of stimulation to return it to normal, if you shy away from touching it, it will never resolve. Massaging the area will break down scar tissue and also help remove swelling.

I wouldn't worry myself, but it may be worth to get it checked just to reassure you.

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