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my hand is swollen what should i do

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Go to ED: or your doctor for x-rays. Sounds like a fracture. It could be serious, especially if skin is broken and if this is your major hand.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Xray?: You mean the side with your pinky? The pinky is commonly fractured when a punch does not land properly and was previously known as a boxer's fracture ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the w ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor.: Swollen hand when its arm is in a cast can be a sign of cast being tight enough to interfere with circulation., .
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Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
RICE: First elevate the extremity. Some post-op swelling is to be expected and should resolved in a week or so. If however your incision is draining, or y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Hand swelling: Hand swelling can can be for various reasons. Most common would be injury form either direct blunt trauma or fall. The hand can get contused, fracture ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yucca pendula: Prick? Please be seen for medical care now. It sounds like you have an infection. Hand infections can cause real damage. Get eval now.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Probably a broken bo: A Colles fracture or other broken bone. See an orthopedic DR TODAY or go to ER. At least a severe sprain.
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RXN v Infection: I could be a localized allergic reaction to the bite or it could mean that it is infected. Sounds like you need to take an antihistamine and let a do ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Could be just strain from the injury or you may have a fracture. See a doctor and have an x-ray taken.
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