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Abingdon, VA
A 17-year-old female asked:

I hit top of hand fingers got tingly.its swollen and bruised.how do i know if it's fractured or just bruised?can't go to doctor unless sure. mild pain

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Dr. Scott Selinger
14 years experience
Tough to say: It's hard to know for sure without an x-ray. Ice it, keep it elevated, and take some Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it's not any better after a day or 2 it may be broken and you should get it checked out.
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