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A 27-year-old member asked:

My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. it hurts when i'm not even moving it. x ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen. ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Infection? Gout?: Time to look for other things that may not be seen on an xray. Your doctor was probably looking for any small fracture that could be causing the pain. Have you had any fevers? Redness? Recent cuts or abrasions around the finger? Consider that your symptoms may be from an infection. Gout is another possibility. Make sure you followup with your doctor and good luck!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Provided original answer
No problem!
Feb 6, 2012
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: I would certainly be seen immediately. Infection along the flexor tendon sheath would be just one if a number of potential conditions that would need to be ruled out.

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