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A 32-year-old member asked:

Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when i make a fist..they really hurt when i first wake up in morning.my pointer finger is the worse.?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Swollen hands: Those symptoms (while very general) may be a sign of an underlying rheumatologic condition - like arthritis. You might try taking an anti inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen with some food at bedtime and see if that helps. You might also ask your doctor to do some blood testing looking specifically for inflammation and signs of arthritis.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
See your doctor: If it persists, this should be evaluated as dr. Williams recommended. A rheumatologist may be helpful. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, and bone and autoimmune diseases.

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