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Hand is swollen, painful, sometimes much colder than the rest of body. i also have pains shooting from little finger almost to elbow. wrist hurts too.

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Dr. Naresh Rao
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Seek med attn: Seek medical attention. Assuming you did not have a mechanism of injury, a vascular vs rheumatologic cause needs to be evaluated.
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See doctor ASAP: The coldness of the hand and the pain are worrisome for a blood clot or narrowing of one of the arteries either problem can be very serious. Sometimes, nerve entrapment or spasm in a blood vessel can do this. Get it checked out soon.

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Last updated Aug 31, 2013

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