If you get stabbed with a knife, is it best to remove the knife or leave it there to prevent more blood loss?

And will the answer change depending on the availability of medical attention?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Leave it in! Never ever pull out what someone has been stabbed with if there is any possibility that it is serious. The knife or whatever will act as a plug and stop the blood flow. If you pull it out there is a chance you could bleed to death. Leave the knife or whatever where it is and call for medical assistance IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

    Source(s): Common sense /discovery channel / emergency course in health
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Assess the situation as a whole before involving yourself. A stabbing often occurs within a volatile situation and the attacker or provokers may still be in the vicinity, threatening others. Avoid making yourself another potential victim by going near such people until it's clear that they've left the scene. While this loses precious time for the person stabbed, having more people stabbed is hardly conducive to rescuing anybody.Remember, you absolutely do NOT have to touch the person if you believe that you are in danger of contracting a pathogen they may be infected with or are otherwise uncomfortable. Wait for emergency assistance if you are in doubt, YOUR SAFETY MUST COME BEFORE THAT OF THE PATIENT. If you choose to treat them, do your absolute best to minimize contact with the victim's blood.Leave the stabbing object in the wound if it's still there. Pulling it out will increase blood loss, and pushing it in may cause further injury. You'll just need to dress the wound around the knife the best that you can.Stop the bleeding through use of a dressing. Apply pressure on the wound with a clean and absorbent material (like a shirt or towel), or preferably, a clean dressing. If the object is still in the wound, press firmly around it. The application of pressure to the wound will help to slow down the rate of bleeding.If the wound is bleeding profusely, apply pressure to the major artery leading to the area with the pads of your fingers, pushing down to the bone, while your other hand continues to apply pressure on the wound.If possible, reposition the person so that the wound is

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Leave it there no matter what leave it alone till you can get medical attention if you were say stranded on an island it might be different but you would need to have a way to stop the bleeding but other than that leave it there

  • 7 years ago

    Man, you be dead in 10 minutes

    Source(s): My grandma
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  • 7 years ago

    Remove it.

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