A 20-year-old male asked:
my right hand thumb middle part above top joint is swollen just like the index finger(same part of finger) before few months, what should i do?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
See your physician: You need to clarify this by seeing your physician. This type of swelling can be joint or soft tissue. Your physician can have you see a Rheumatologist. You will need blood tests and imaging like X-ray.
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Rheumatology 42 years experience
Agree: Sounds like tendon swelling above the joint.Differential diagnosis trauma,dactylitis swelling of tendon which can occur with sarcoid or psoriasis.Infection or even a foreign object like a plant thorn can also cause pain.Now that this has been going on for a while I would check it out .So that you can be "all thumbs".
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Last updated Mar 5, 2015
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