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causes of swelling in hands and fingers

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Odd: You might have your thyroid tested, or perhaps is reaction to a medication.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be: Some swelling after an injury or surgery is common. It is however important to control the swelling which will help with movement of the fingers. Elev ... Read More
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A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Contact dermatitis implies that your hands are coming into contact with something that is causing this severe reaction. It would be unlikely to have ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diuretics: Diuretics are not used for localized swelling of a structure, but instead treatment is directed at the localized inflammation or whatever process is c ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That amount of: swelling is suggestive of an allergic reaction. Would encourage you to seek medical attention for this. Take care.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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See doctor: Many possibilities from tendon problem to pinched nerve to arthritis so need to examine to make the diagnosis and may need tests such as bloods and xr ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not to worry: Not unusual to develop local swelling in area of wrist, transverse carpal ligment, which can compress median nerve and cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Consider below: Color change in the fingers may represent a raynaud's phenomenon, but your swelling and pain could also be associated with an inflammatory joint probl ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kid ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema ... Read More
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