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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: You need to be seen. It sounds like you have an infection. Maybe a very serious one. Be seen immediately.
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is righ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighte... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Infection: It sounds as if the laceration has become infected and you will need antibiotics. Could also be because you have a piece of glass in the wound causing... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Get it checked: Swelling and redness could be signs of infection. Have the dr who placed them recheck them, or go to urgent care / er for exam to be sure you do not n... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Lee
Dr. Joe Leeanswered
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might ... Read More
A 32-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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
You have arthritis!: With so many joints involved you must have one of many types of arthritis! You need a workup from a rheumatologist. Simply treating pain is never the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? C... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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