My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.


Posted: | Report This Report Question |

My husband closed his finger in the door, it is swollen and has a blood clot what should we do??

Related Topics: Blood Clot, Finger, Swelling

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

Primary Care
6,467 Answers
73,443 Helpful Votes

Get the finger in ice water. If the accumulation of blood is under the nail (subungual hematoma), then it may need to be drained. A hole is bored through the nail (not as bad as it sounds) to allow the blood to be released. The pressure of the accumulated blood is painful, so this procedure relieves a lot of pain. If the blood accumulation is in the soft tissue of the finger, it cannot be will need to be slowly reabsorbed by the body. If you think the injury could of resulted in a fracture, only an x-ray could confirm this.

This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

| Report This Report Answer

Was this helpful?


Thanks for your feedback.

21 of 30 found this helpful