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what can cause hand swelling for a diabetic old woman?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Need more info: A variety of things can cause hand swelling in an “old woman” and this probably warrants further evaulation by your physician. Some common things are: Arthritis, gout, trauma or injury, tendinitis, ganglion cysts, giant cell tumors. As I said, this could likely be rapidly sorted out with a brief physical exam and an x-ray.
Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Several: Infection, trauma, ( warm, discolored) blood clot preventing drainage among others. Often the leg and occasionally arm muscles may not be strong enough to reverse gravity dependent fluid (when hand is held below heart for prolonged time) you can help this by making certain the hand is either supported above the heart ( on pillow) for gravity assist with drainage or at night level with the body.

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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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Dr. Robert Coats II
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.
A female asked:

My daughter is 14. She has double session tryouts for soccer. That equals 4 1/2 hours of soccer a day. She has horrible blisters on her feet. Her second toe has a blister under her tonail. Her tonail is off colored now. What should we do. She has two more

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Blisters under: Toenails are quite common in sports participants. If you're able to drain it, apply a topical antibiotic and wrap it in a band aid, that's about the best you can do short term. You might want to check on the size of the soccer boots. If too small, they can be making things worse. Also, i hope the coach/trainer has them wearing running shoes for the pure running workouts.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
She might try wearing two pair of socks on each foot and see if that helps. This was something I was taught back in high school by my coach and it worked for me. ( to prevent the blisters, not treat them.)
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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?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
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.
A 22-year-old female asked:

My daughter hit her nose on our glass table would she have a broken nose and it was bleeding and looks a little puffy?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Looks worse : Initially, injuries to the nose may swell and bruise. Most physicians recommend waiting approx 7 days and reevaluating. If the nose still looks swollen or crooked then you should see an ent. If it looks much better then you are safe to observe.
A 28-year-old male asked:

My wife has a boil behind her back. Sometimes, the boil will swell and contained pus. We think egg consumtion caused this. Is it possible?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: A boil is an infection from an organism on the skin. There are also glands that can become occluded and these sebaceous glands will drain a malodorous thick material but they are not always infected. See your doctor for treatment but not related to eggs.

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