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what does it mean if i have hand redness?

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Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 23 years experience
Raynaud's?: This could be a condition called raynaud's. The arteries in the hands clamped down when exposed to cold. The hands can turn white then red or blue. This typically is not a serious condition and can best be treated with avoidance of cold exposure to the hands.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Could mean 100s: Of different things. Question must be considered in context of complete history and phys exam.

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What does it mean to express milk by hand?

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Pumping by hand: Hand expressing means pumping milk from a breast without using a pump. The woman takes a warm shower or applies a warm cloth to her breast for a few minutes. Then she massages her breast by encircling her breast with both hands at the chest wall and slowly squeezing the breast in towards the nipple. After a couple of minutes, the breast will start discharging milk and this can caught in a cup.
A 22-year-old member asked:

I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Most a blood bruise: By traumatizing the sensative nailbed, you have likely caused a bruise/blood collection under the nail.In the 1st 24-48hrs drs often release the pressure by creating a small hole in the nail with a hot needle allowing the blood pool to escape, limiting what will be a long term blood stain on the underside of the nail. The nail grows out slowly ~1-2 mm/mo & a new nail should emerge from the nailbed.
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How long can you leave a badly injured hand untreated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: This depends on the injury and the degree of disability you can accept if untreated.Best recovery may require quick evaluation & rx.Delay may prevent re-establishing blood flow to starved tissues including muscles & nerves. If blood flow to all fingers & tissues is ok & you have normal sensation over the tissue you may be able to wait some.Keep it clean, elevated & seek care when possible.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What do people call a hand specialist?

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Dr. Clayton Peimer
Dr. Clayton Peimer answered
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
That's the name: Hand care/hand surgery developed as a sub-specialty during the second world war; we have no latin name. Hand surgeons come from orthopaedics, plastic and general surgery; we have additional training in the upper limb beyond our post-graduate residency. We treat problems of nerve, vessel, bone, joint, skin; we treat the upper limb and hand as a functional unit... And work with hand therapists.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your hand turns red and feels numb.?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: Could be swelling, infection, clot, nerve compression. See a hand doctor.

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