Serious Question: Has your SO ever had their ring cut off their finger?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Has your SO ever had to have their wedding ring cut off their finger?
    Yes, unfortunately :( : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Nope, no ER visits to cut off a ring for us! : (88 votes)
    86 %
    Other (please do explain) : (2 votes)
    2 %
    ETA: Not us, but someone we know : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I wonder how often this does happen… My ex accidentally cut off his finger with a metal cutter. He didn’t need to cut any rings off. Other than ridiculous swelling there isn’t really a situation where it would need to be cut off. 

    Post # 4
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    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    @calisunshine3404:  I don’t think it’s really that frequent at all and sort of one of those ‘chicken little’ things to worry about.

    It’s not like there’s no way to get the tungsten/ceramic ring off it would just need to be replaced (they use locking pliers as shown here).  And i’m pretty sure that if a ring was cut off it would likely need to be replaced as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poM423pewRE

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @calisunshine3404:  He never admitted it but I think he wasn’t paying attention and actually pulled it down on his finger himself. He always made it sound like the blade fell when he was adjusting the metal It was pretty grueseome, they had to saw off part of his finger because the cut was diagonal and bones were sticking out! We broke up two years after. It made him depressed for a long time. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    @Pixienickie:  It would need to come off for surgery in the left upper extremity especially hand surgery.  Even elective surgery like carpal tunnel.  Most surgeons would not want to leave that ring on for any surgery (for broken bones, ulnar nerve) either.  Even if the location of the surgery was further up the arm.  

    This is both for concerns about infections (bacteria getting stuck on crevices in the ring) and post-op swelling in the arm/hand that may compromise circulation to the finger.    We just had to cut a ring off last week.  I’d say we need to do this at least once every 6 weeks.  So… not common, not too uncommon either.

    Post # 10
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Wait… I’m so confused about this. Is a mans ring having to be cut off his finger something that happens quite frequently? My SO has worn a ring on his finger for the last few years and hasn’t ever been presented with a situation where it needed to be cut off? In what sort of emergency would you need it cut off, and why couldn’t you just.. Take it off?

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    @FutureWifeyV:  

    things like extreme swelling (an accident) or if they go in for surgery on left arm/hand and are unable to get the ring over the knuckle.

    For the majority of the population they will never need to have this done…

    Post # 14
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    @LDay1983:  hmm okay.. Interesting! Should this be something a woman should consider for her own ring?

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee

    @calisunshine3404:  Yeah, it’s not unheard of at all.  Most of the time it’s in middle age (or older) patients – both male and female – who have gained some weight over the years.  We try the other tricks…vaseline, wrapping dental floss etc, but about once every  6 weeks the other tricks fail and the ring needs to be cut off. 

    ETA it can also happen – again usually with age – where some arthritis can increase knuckle size and cause problems.

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In my experience, finger injuries usually happen playing sport. DH used to play a contact sport and it was a requirement he take it off anyway.

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