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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Need mor info: Why is the hand swollen? Trauma? If so, ice is the best bet. If no trauma and swelling persists get it evaluated.
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-4 ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Vagner
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Inflammation: This sounds like some type of inflammation in the joints. There are a large number of causes of inflammation from food reactions to inflammatory arth ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Lots ?Carpal Tunnel?: Lots of different things can cause hand swelling. Don't forget that carpal tunnel syndrome is one very common problem people can have and it can be a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: On what the cause is. Is it due to an injury, poor circulation, collagen vascular diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lymphatic problems, etc. Findi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Hand swelling: Does the baby have sickle cell disease? Needs to be evaluated by pediatrician.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Swelling quite: Simply is a sign of injury and or inflammation, or infection blood or fluid accumulated in tissues due to broken blood vessels or fluid shifts from h ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Xray: The first thing to find out is whether you broke any bones, so get your hand xrayed. If it's just bruised, there's not much you can do except apply ic ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevation and if it persists or there is significant pain and swelling, see your pcp or an orthopedist. A light compression dressing such ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Specialist: Severe hand swelling and pain needs to be checked out. If your family doctor or er has not been helpful you may need to see a specialists. A rheumat ... Read More
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A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black skin: Not a good sign, call your doctor immediately, there is either an infection or a circulation problem. Don't sit on it!
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