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When should I seek emergency medical help for a cut?

Reasons to seek emergency help for a cut (laceration):
  • A really deep cut damaging major blood vessels, arteries, nerves, or tendons
  • Bleeding heavily or if bleeding does not stop after applying pressure for 10 minutes
  • A cut resulting from a serious injury or an accident

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