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Wound Care (cont.)

Wound Signs and Symptoms

  • The most common symptoms of a wound are pain, swelling, and bleeding. The amount of pain, swelling, and bleeding of a wound depends upon the location of the injury and the mechanism of injury.
  • Some large lacerations may not hurt very much if they are located in an area that has few nerve endings, while abrasions of fingertips (which has a greater number of nerves) can be very painful, for example, a paper cut.
  • Some lacerations may bleed more if the area involved has a greater number of blood vessels, for example, the scalp and face.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/14/2014

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