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Right hand swelling at night

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Your symptoms may suggest a carpal tunnel syndrome which is due to a median nerve compression at the wrist. An exam can usually make the diagnosis. An... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Xray: The first thing to find out is whether you broke any bones, so get your hand xrayed. If it's just bruised, there's not much you can do except apply ic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Black skin: Not a good sign, call your doctor immediately, there is either an infection or a circulation problem. Don't sit on it!
Dr. Jared Adams
12 years experience
Go to the ED now: A doctor needs to evaluate for infection or necrotizing fasciitis. Perhaps it's just a bruise, but that is not something i can tell from your descri... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
Need more info: A variety of things can cause hand swelling in an “old woman” and this probably warrants further evaulation by your physician. Some common things are... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Ice, ice, baby!: For just about any injury, ice is the key to minimizing swelling. Well that plus rest, compression & elevation. However, if you did more than bruise y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ice, elevation etc: I would make sure there is no major damage. See your pcp or an orthopedist or go to an urgent care center. If you feel comfortable that there is no ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean W Smith
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Hmm...trauma?: It depends on the mechanism of injury and clinical situation surrounding your swelling. Ice really only works for initial traumatic or post surgical s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Hand swelling can be caused by several conditions including injuries, arthritis, circulatory problems, tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions. I... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammat... Read More
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