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Why is my thumb swollen for no reason

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Several things can..: ...Cause a swollen thumb. If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb), tendonitis, degenerative ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Always a reason: There is always a reason - you may just not remember anything happening to the thumb. If no pain and movement is ok, then you can certainly just watch ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear : If your thumb is swollen and not able to be bent you need to see your doctor. Did you fall on it.? Do you have some type of inflammatory disease such ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell: Mild swollen due to generalized fluid retention like in nephrotic syndrome, heart failure, end stage cirrhosis, severe malnutrition might not accompan ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Probbably tendonitis: overuse of tendons causeinflammation. Suggest icing the finger down, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, and steroid injections or topical application ca ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many causes. : There are many potential causes and a good history and exam will helps to determine the answer. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascul ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
R.I.C.E.: The best way to treat any swelling is rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling is from an injury i would recommend and xray to make sure ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? P ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Conservative RX: Primary initial care would be icing, elevation, anti-inflamatories and range of motion exercises. If no response than seek care as there is potential ... Read More

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