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what does it mean when your right hand is swollen and numb

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Lee
Dr. Joe Lee answered
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Infection? Gout?: Time to look for other things that may not be seen on an xray. Your doctor was probably looking for any small fracture that could be causing the pain ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly be seen immediately. Infection along the flexor tendon sheath would be just one if a number of potential conditions that would need ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? C ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
talk to doctor: Your question does not provide enough information to give treatment. See your spine specialist to discuss your condition and treatment options. If you ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ItMayBeGetItChecked: The only way you can know if it is fractured is by having it checked by a doctor and by xray imaging.From what you describe it may be fractured,Consul ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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See doctor: Many possibilities from tendon problem to pinched nerve to arthritis so need to examine to make the diagnosis and may need tests such as bloods and xr ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a r ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de querv ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Other factors: Food sensitivities other than gluten can be an issue. Consider an anti inflammatory diet rich in vegetables, herbs and spices, lower in fat, and avoi ... Read More

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