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the tip of my finger swollen and tight and hurts really bad

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Infection.: Sounds like you may have an infection. This is serious, especially if it is in the joint. You need to be seen today. The sooner the better!

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Torem
Specializes in Psychiatry
Go to the ER: You may need an Antibiotic tratment and also direct care of the finger; Give it high priority, go to the E.R. now!.
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.
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Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Xray: I don't think you have to go to the ER but an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. Especially of the finger you want to be careful as you ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
I would: Get an X ray and then get seen by a doctor to determine if a fracture or sprain is present. Keep splinted. Good luck
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?: Could be some type of rheumatoid arthritis but cannot tell over the internet osteoarthritis can cause this also i doubt that vit c will do much goo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Nothing serious: It may be due to some degree of fluid retention; this is harmless and not to be too concerned about. Please monitor your weight once weekly and see ho ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Medical attention: If your arm is swollen, please see your doctor right away. This might be early for an infection, but the arm needs to be evaluated SOONer. If there ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Forearm injury: It is better to have it checked out, not necessarily in the hospital, you can got to a an Urgent care clinic or check with your regular doctors they c ... Read More
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

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