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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
44 years experience Hand Surgery
Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: An actual assessment would be needed to try to tell you the cause of these symptoms. They are too generalized and vague to take a guess.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Osteomyelitis: Two blood cultures and monitor for fever. Start antibiotics after culture. Obtain a MRI. Infection is one possible cause.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
9 years experience General Surgery
Finger infection: I am sorry to hear about your mother's pain, and symptoms. She is at increased risk for infections due to diabetes and being on dialysis. Symptoms of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The? Is confusing-: -but it sounds like the tip of the finger is swollen & tight as well as numb. If there was a penetrating wound, like a thorn... It could B an infe ... 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
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Suspect a sprain...: If it is in the middle joint of your middle finger (that was in the bowling ball, ) it is probably sprained. If that is what, in fact, it is, expect i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Finger pain/swelling: finger pains with swelling may indicate joint inflammation. If you have other symptoms such as redness and fever, however, you may have an infection ... 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.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day.

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