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2 Potential Cut on the Shin Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Wound Requiring Stitches

    Open wound or cut that requires stitches

    Response with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent cutting accident, deep, jagged, or gaping cut, cut that did not stop bleeding with pressure, cut that did not stop bleeding with more than 20 minutes of pressure, joint cut
    Symptoms that always occur with wound requiring stitches:
    recent cutting accident
    Symptoms that never occur with wound requiring stitches:
    lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  2. 2.Wound Not Requiring Stitches

    Open wound or cut that does not require stitches

    Response with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent cutting accident, not bleeding or easily-stopped cut, joint cut
    Symptoms that always occur with wound not requiring stitches:
    recent cutting accident, not bleeding or easily-stopped cut
    Symptoms that never occur with wound not requiring stitches:
    deep, jagged, or gaping cut, cut on the face, cut that did not stop bleeding with more than 20 minutes of pressure, cut on the penis, cut on the vagina
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Cut on the Shin

  • Q.Is your cut deep, jagged, or gaping?
  • Q.Have you been experiencing dizziness?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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Cut on the Shin Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced cut on the shin have also experienced:

    • 7% Shin Swelling
    • 7% Blue Skin
    • 7% Swollen Calf
  • People who have experienced cut on the shin were most often matched with:

    • 32% Wound Requiring Stitches
    • 24% Wound Not Requiring Stitches
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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