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A 23-year-old female asked:

i had a sudden stinging in my top right index finger joint. now it's bruised and hurts. i did not hit it on anything, any ideas?

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Get a check up: You are having tendinitis (trigger finger) or a gouty arthritis. Please get a thorough exam by your doctor to get the correct diagnosis and discuss the treatment options. Until then, you can try otc Motrin to alleviate the pain. Good luck !
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Arthropod?: Have you been bitten by a bug? Have you touched anything which might be toxic and to which you might react? If this turns red, hot, remains tender or increases in size or changes begin to involve any other part of the hand go to an er and see a docror asap. Otherwise, relax and think about things that may have caused this.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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