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why are my hands swollen when i wake up

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam : In this type of forum there really is no way to know without examining you and taking a thorough history , Xrays etc. Often times bilateral ( both han ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Swelling hands : While the baseline issue cannot be ascertained simply by swelling. The reason conditions often swell the hands at night is a combination of gravity an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Quite possibly: It can be from damage to lymphatic vessels caused by repeated injections. This is serious and if it is this, you need to be examined and hopefully tre ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Rheumatoid arthritis: Sounds very much like rheumatoid arthritis. But you may have other autoimmune or systemic diseases (lupus or psoriasis) or infectious diseases (parvov ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe vein's blocked: A person who goes to bed fine but wakes up with a swollen right hand but a normal left hand, on repeated occasions, has an interesting problem worthy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Neuropathy: Likely a complication of diabetes called neuropathy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Arm swollen sleep on: No you are most likely observing the effects of gravity on fluid accumulation in the dependent arm which does not move when you sleep and gravity neve ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs exam and tests: It may or may not be related to the lump in the neck. But awaiting biopsy report get your hands checked as they are swollen in the morning.You may nee ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Arthritis, overuse. If it continues go see a doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
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? Carpal tunnel: A common cause of morning hand pain is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). This is particulary true if you sleep with you wrists curled in. Also, if your ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Need evaluation: You need an exam and lab testing to determine the cause. See a rheumatologist.

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