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A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes a swollen thumb?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I do about a swollen thumb?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What could be causing a swollen thumb if there is no known trauma?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Infection/arthritis: The most common causes would be an inflammation of a joint or tendon, or an infection.
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