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Is it common for fingers to swell while sleeping

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Gravity: Your fingers always get larger when you lie down as fluid redistributes. When you stand gravity pulls excess fluid in your body down into your legs.... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are a number of reasons for a person to have recurrent swelling in a finger including arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious etiologies. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Hands, feet, fingers, and toes can swell for many reasons. Sometimes it is arthritis of the joints. It can also be heart disease or kidney disease, le... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Look into cause: If this is one sided, i would seriously recommend evaluation for possible mechanical lymphatico-venous obstruction. If bilateral there may be a variet... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
Hand Surgery 17 years experience
Passive stretch: Finger swelling is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Finger swelling: The most common causes of a swollen and painful finger include injury and infection. Less common causes include arthritis. You should see your doctor ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Xray: Fingers can easily get chip fractures. You can also get a sprain. Take OTC ibuprofen, Tylenol, see a Doctor for X ray to rule out above and get an acc... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Same answer: Suspect if you take off the ring it may improve since it will not block blood flow.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Too broad question : Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trau... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Ice: Ice and elevation of the finger are ways to reduce finger swelling. Make sure the finger is not infected if it is an antibiotic is likely required.

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