If someone you know was shot in the leg, could you pull out the bullet if it was necessary to save their leg or life?

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Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Yes I could ! Never pulled a bullet before but have pulled hunks of shrapnel out before. Had them pulled out of me also.

Veronica Dultry Profile
Veronica Dultry answered

Absolutely. I have no problem with blood or emergency situations.

Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

Sure, but it's going to hurt. Not hurt me though.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Jan,

This is something of a tangent to your Q, but President James A. Garfield died an agonizing 2 1/2 months after an assassin shot him.

It is believed he could have survived with the bullet inside his body, but being the President everybody was poking around inside his wound with their fingers and the sepsis is what killed him.

* * *

Fascinating book, remarkable man:

DESTINY OF A REPUBLIC: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I'm pretty sure that I could.

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

It's no biggie! !! Doing it depends on the situation.

1.If it's completely matter of life and death.

2.If there's a specific reason that why can't we go to the hospital/ or/ if the hospital is way too far to make it.

3.If my involvement won't make the condition worse due the deepness, the crashes and pieces of the bullet and it's involvement toward bones and arteries.

4.Where the bullet hit! If taking it out would cause extra unstoppable bleeding, if it's in one piece or cracked into pieces within the skin and fleshes.

Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

I'm pretty good at detaching from gross in order to get something done. Even if I did faint or puke a few times, I'd get it in the end.

Deston Elite Profile
Deston Elite answered

I'm not a medical professional so no. I'd rather call for the hospital and ask them what I need to do while they get to us.

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Jann Nikka commented
GEEZ COMMON SENSE IS IMPLIED HERE. WE ALL WOULD CALL 911 OR THE HOSPITAL TO ASK WHAT TO DO AND THAT BEING SAID IF THEY TOLD US. TO DO IT. WE WOULD. OMG 😲 DUH.
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Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal with a BS degree in Social-Psychology, answered

Yes I could but not because Ive been trained for emergency situations like this but every person is capable under drastic conditions to do it too until they start thinking about it. People are capable of reacting without thought  but some of us more so than others as I just had performed a life saving incident in Hawaii a couple days ago involving a young surfer and a Tiger Shark, but I know people can do it if absolutely given no choice

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