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Question: I can't feel my finger

 combthecrowd6 - Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:46 pm

I recently cut the upper part of my finger on a faulty doorknob. The gash was pretty bad, I probably should have gotten stitches. It happened 2 weeks ago. The cut is healing nicely, I'd say. But I have lost feeling in that finger's tip. It doesnt really hurt, its just numb. Its been two weeks and I'm kind of worried should I have a doctor look at it?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:47 pm

User avatar Hi Combthecrowd6,

I suspect that you have cut the nerve that supplies sensation to the fingertip when you cut your finger. This may or may not heal. Peripheral nerves do regenerate but it can take a long time (months or even years).

I would recommend you see your doctor just to have a full evaluation and make sure nothing else is going on.

Best wishes.

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