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middle finger is swollen and painful

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
How this happen: Is there a history of truama to the finger if that the case you should have to check it out.
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Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
See a doctor: This could be anything. From a simple sprain to an infection. You should be evaluated by your primary care physician, orthopedic surgeon, or hand sur ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : If no injury, then possibilities include inflammatory, infectious, and overuse type syndromes. Don't hesitate to be seen for it.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Finger: The way to find out is to see your doctor or go yo the e r so you can be examined and perhaps have an xray taken.
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly,: Particularly if you hit it with and object, against an object, jammed it, etc. See your doctor for an x-ray and examination.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Go see doc: It sounds like you have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. They can evaluate and see if this is correct or if there is something else wrong. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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RA: Rheumatoid and other arthritis can present this way. See PMD. Do not use that finger excessively.
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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RaiseHighGiveTheSign: Oh yeah?So where you been puttin' it??It won't swell for no reason. Wearing a ring? If so, take it off. Is it red and does it hurt? Then you should se ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Throbbing finger: If you finger is swollen and throbbing with no obvious cut you should see your doctor to have your uric acid checked to rule out gout
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Cellulitis: Sounds like its infected. You need antibiotics. Please see your doctor.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Riaz ahmed Ballim
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Infection: Yes it can cause infection can set in take brufen apply bactroban

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