A 23-year-old female asked:
my hand hurts whenever i put pressure on it on my last two fingers right above my nuckle on my fingers are swollen should i get an x ray!?
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Hand Surgery 35 years experience
You should get: Evaluated by a physician who may need an xray as part of the evaluation but just dont just get an x-ray to look for a injury. There are many soft tissue issues such as infection, tenosynovitis, gout, inflammatory disorders that may not show up in an x-ray. So get seen to rule out other non boney causes.
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Hand Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: I assume there was an injury. I would get an xray and have your hand evaluated.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
If I can't wash my hands, are hand sanitizers a good substitution?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But washing hands properly with soap and water is better.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Could the saliva from my his thumb sucking cause irritation when he rubs his eyes?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly: The eyes are very sensitive, and almost anything can be an irritant. That being said, their own saliva would be unlikey to cause any serious problems.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Several things: Exercise helps maintain muscle tone which can help with swollen feet. Avoid excess salt intake. You can wear stockings. Swimming is one of the best ways to deal with swelling.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What might cause a lot of pain in the fleshy part of my hand below the thumb?
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Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Arthritis: The most common place for arthritis of the hand is at the base of the thumb. This can cause pain in the fleshy part of thumb, known as the thenar emminance. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
My ring finger on my left hand hurts really bad on the knuckle. It has a knot on the side of it. Could I have possibly tore a ligament or something?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Several Options: If you recentry injured the area of concern, then a tendon injury is possible. If not. You could have developed a ganglion cyst which tends to be common in the wrist and hand. I would have a physician examine it to find out what would be the next step.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2015
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