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middle finger swollen and painful

A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes if present befor: If there is a history of gout, this could be a further attack. Other causes might be injury, infection, edema. If this is serious or new, her family ... Read More
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen finger: Gout could certainly be a cause of acute painful red swelling around any joint, and is one of the more common causes of acute pain and swelling in a f ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked: Multiple possibilities here, including gout, pseudogout, infection as dr. Kopes-kerr suggested, or more rare inflammatory causes of arthritis. The bes ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Need moreinfo: Trauma,overuse,jammed,infection,arthritis,etc.Not alot of info given,repost with more info
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. K: If it is not red, and not painful, try to keep you hand elevated, even at night and see if that helps. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opin ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide adequate background information before asking a question. Things like when this started. known trig ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Cut Palm: Is it red or tender? Could be infected. Send us a photo to see if it is normal swelling or early infection.
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: It is potentially consistent with the injury you are describing. I would certainly followup with your physician to make sure your recovery is staying ... Read More
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Don't mess with hand: I would absolutely get this checked out. While it may be nothing, it could also be signs of more serious problems. The hand has so many complexities a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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ER visit: I would encourage you to make an ER visit to have your hand evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgery specialist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Simon
32 years experience Integrative Medicine
Watch digit use: You can just watch. Generally if an infant guards or refuses to use the injured part further evaluation is definitely warranted. 1 concern would be if ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Paroxysmal finger he: This is also called achenbach syndrome. It's etiology is poorly understood at best. It may be associated with other diseases , but that is undeterm ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Finger swollen: Time to go to er, if that is where you get medical treatment. You have an infection in the finger and you need treatment.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
X-Ray: The only way to rule out a fracture is an x-ray. Swelling and pain can be a sign of either a bad bruise or fracture. I suggest seeing your doctor or ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Swollen finger: Go to ER immediately. You could have an infection which if not treated promptly, could result in possible blood infection or loss of function of fing ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
See a: doctor. most likely condition include cellulitis, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis or trauma

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