The Thumb Becomes Sensitive After The Wound?
About a month ago, my hand was pierced by broken glass, in the ᵃᵇᵈᵘᶜᵗᵒʳ ᵖᵒˡˡⁱᶜⁱˢ ᵇʳᵉᵛⁱˢ section. Blood sprayed and flowed very much. After being taken to the hospital immediately, it turned out that my arteries were damaged. Then they were stitched (I’m not sure if there were any stitches inside). I kind of heard the doctor’s words, “The artery is sutured”. Until now, the thumb near the injured part has become sensitive. When touched, it feels a little numb, but like being pricked by a needle (like being touched by ice cubes). Is that normal?
Thank you for the question.
Injuries caused by broken glass can be a serious condition if the wound is deep or extensive. If this puncture of broken glass causes a tear in a vein, the blood may flow slowly and stop easily on its own. However, if the artery is torn, then there can be sores that continue to spur blood and it is difficult to stop. For this reason, doctors do suturing.
In fact, it is not the suturing of the arteries that is likely to cause the sensational disturbance that you are experiencing right now, but rather the damage to the tissues that might involve the nerves around you. In general, as long as you can still move your fingers and hands without obstacles, as long as no more signs of severe inflammation appear (such as swelling, pain, or festering wounds), often this condition is harmless and can improve by itself slowly.
You can continue to discipline to practice moving your fingers and hands so they are not stiff, and do more exercises to stretch your fingers and hands that have been pierced by broken glass. You can also compress alternately the area with the sensation disturbance with warm water and ice water to improve the sensation disturbance. Avoid carelessly ordering or taking any medicine to overcome your complaints without consulting a doctor first.
However, if you feel very disturbed by this complaint, you should go to see your doctor directly or see a neurologist so that further treatment is done according to the cause.
I hope this helps.