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A 19-year-old female asked:

My hands and fingers hurt all day, they are swollen and warm. whenever i lay down they get tingling and numb. what should i do?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Diet: First see MD to make sure it is nothing serious. Then, consider a trial of grain and dairy free diet for at least 3 - 6 months to see if anything changes. Many cases of joint swelling can be due to food sensitivity.
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hands: sounds like a nerve issue as you are only 19 so poor blood flow is more unlikely. Consider a neurologist and an EMG. If normal then consider rheumatology for an autoimmune issue like Raynaud's.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
You most likely..: Have arthritis affecting the digits and probably the wrist producing carpal tunnel. See a rheumatology specialist!

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