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A member asked:

My right thumb is swollen, red, unable to bend without difficulty and is warm to the touch. swollen, red thumb?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Cellulitis/fracture: Please have an evaluation soon. Possible causes include cellulitis or a fracture. An imaging study may be indicated. Monitor your temperature, and seek medical care at urgent care.
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need evaluation: If there was trauma to the thumb, then fracture is a possibility, otherwise it can be an infection or gout or another joint problem. Should be evaluated urgently by a physician. May need antibiotics ot further imaging and evaluation.

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Last updated Nov 2, 2020

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