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what causes a swollen thumb?

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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 vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc.
Answered on Oct 7, 2016
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