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    Fishhook Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

    Call 911 if:

    • Bleeding from a large or deep cut does not stop or slow down after applying direct pressure, or blood quickly soaks through several bandages.

    Call a doctor if:

    • The skin near the wound is blue, white, or cold.
    • You have numbness, tingling, or loss of feeling or movement below the wound.
    • You have a puncture wound to the face, unless you know it is minor.
    • Bleeding has slowed but has not stopped after 45 minutes of direct pressure.
    • You cannot remove the fishhook from the wound, or you think part of the fishhook may still be in the wound.
    • You have not had a tetanus shot in the past 5 years or don't know when your last shot was. If you need a shot, you should get it as soon as possible.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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