So last night, in a fit of anger and irrationality, I cut myself again. I just did it without thinking. The bleeding as stopped but the cut itself is rather deep. It's on the inside of my arm, 3 inches or so above my elbow. It's about 2 inches long and looks horribly disgusting. It kind of opened up, and it's about 3/4 of an inch wide. Like I said, I stopped the bleeding, disinfected it (reaaaaaaaly hurt) but I'm not sure if I should get it treated in a hospital or not. I have a good number of old scars on my arm, I'm pretty sure any lie I come up with for how it happened would be too easy to see through once they get a look at my arm. But, I don't want to just ignore it and hope it gets better if it's serious. I just don't know myself if it IS serious. Any advice? I'd post a pic of it but I am most definitely sure that is against the rules here, I'm probably already coming close to them in my description of the cut but it's been years since I've been on this forum and I can't remember all of them. Years since I last cut, and I am just trying my best to keep myself together about this. Trying not to let the dissapointment in my regression to old habits bother me that much. Because for me it becomes a self destructive downward spiral. I know cutting is a serious issue, I know I fucked up, but if I don't put much of empasis on what I did it'll be easier to get over it. To move past, and start improving my life again. It's when I start going hardcore introspection into my feelings and actions that I get more depressed and bothered just by thinking about them. So I am going to keep my head up, keep positive, yes this was a setback, but I have to keep moving forward. Keep getting better, and not let this slip drag me back down again. Anyways, back to the medical part. How do I know if I need to seek medical help and get stitches or not? I'd rather not go to the hospital, but it's needed I'll do it.