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why is my hand swelling after injury?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Swelling quite: Simply is a sign of injury and or inflammation, or infection blood or fluid accumulated in tissues due to broken blood vessels or fluid shifts from histamine release near inflammtion or due to tissue destruction from infection.

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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have had a chronic severe swelling in both my hands, fortwo years. There were no injuries. The swelling isunexplainable and no doctor has been able to diagnosewhat is it. What should I do?

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