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A 17-year-old female asked:

Thumb swells up turns red around the base by my palm.hurt it in 8th grade but am now a sr. it swells up if i barely hit it or even take notes in class?

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Dr. Yolanda Wade
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Get checked: This is not normal. Redness and swelling repeatedly in the same joint might be a sign of a serious condition, like an autoimmune arthritis. Please see a doctor to get evaluated, and appropriate treatment to control your symptoms.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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