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Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under  jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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Rash located on back of left hand between thumb and index finger and back to wrist. Is this bad?

Rash located on back of left hand between thumb and index finger and back to wrist. Is this bad?

Bothersome: Does it itch, is it bubbly , or ooze? Does it hurt? Are you left handed? Is it bumpy raised and red? Really not enough info to answer you but it is in the distribution where you would grab something and possibly touched as irritant . If that is what it is, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or an over the counter Hydrocortisone . If it does not clear see your doctor who can see it with real eyes for proper dxrx. ...Read more

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Back of hand swolle up and have a sharp pain in my wrist?

Back of hand swolle up and have a sharp pain in my wrist?

Wrist pain : The provided symptoms are non-specific. In the absence of injury, septic arthritis, abscess, cellulitis need to be considered. Needs evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Right hand pain starting near thumb, raidiates around the wrist, up the backside of my forearm and backside of my upperarm to my neck and shoulder.

Radial Radiculopathy: 31 yo fem has pain radiating from neck, shoulder, arm & to thumb has radial nerve impingement, which might be at level of cervical spine or brachial plexus. Neurology consult, nerve conduction studies, & MRI are indicated. Thoracic outlet syndrome might be more probable in 30's female absent cervical injury history. Look for ipsilateral lower shoulder with deconditioned Superior trapezius muscle. ...Read more

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Experiencing hand pain, hand swelling, hand tingling and warm skin on the back of my hand. also itchy but no rash. Display photo is of hand

Experiencing hand pain, hand swelling, hand tingling and warm skin on the back of my hand. also itchy but no rash. Display photo is of hand

Hand pain: Great way to send picture. But can't seem to zoom in. What sort of work do you do? Exposed to chemicals in work or do you have to wear gloves you sweat in for work? ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?

I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?

Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your symptoms persist see your physician or consult a Health Tap physician online. ...Read more

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Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?

Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat.  Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck.  Possible cause?

Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more

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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore.Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore.Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuropathy. See a neurologist soon for some tests. ...Read more

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Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a muscular or a spinal condition or referred from another body part/region. You should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider and this is even more important given your young age. ...Read more

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What's causing the sharp shooting pain on the side/top of my big toe and up to my ankle? Side of toe feels numb and tingly.

What's causing the sharp shooting pain on the side/top of my big toe and up to my ankle? Side of toe feels numb and tingly.

Neuralgia: Could be local in the foot/ankle such as a pinched nerve, possibly secondary to shoes or exercise. Try avoiding anything tight on foot and rest. If there is pain elsewhere such as back or buttock, could be pinched nerve elsewhere. If not improving see primary physician for neurologic evaluation ...Read more

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I've got a swollen knot on my left side of my neck. It's back towards the back of my neck. Any concern?

Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family doc and let him/her decide on the next step. Probably nothing bad but you can't tell. ...Read more

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Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Probably a ganglion : Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia can cause widespread pain such as what you describe. You may feel as if there is swelling and morning stiffness but no visible evidence of swelling. One side of the body is usually worse than the other and symptoms can be associated with fatigue, insomnia and depression. This is a clinical diagnosis but other forms of arthralgias are ruled out with a complete h&p , labs and xrays if. ...Read more

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Pain in the chest or arm that goes to the hand or fingers is almost never due to a heart problem. Just the same, if the pain is assoicated with muscle weakness, keeps you up at night, interferes with daily activities, and/or is not responding to whatever medication you have at home, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and a step up in treatment. Physical therapy or steroids are examples. ...Read more

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Left face, left forearm, left hand, and on top of foot and sciatica on left leg. All tingling. Also feeling if something stuck in throat and chest. ?

Left face, left forearm, left hand, and on top of foot and sciatica on left leg. All tingling. Also feeling if something stuck in throat and chest. ?

Be seen: I would sure be seen. There are some benign conditions that can be associated with what you are describing, but others that are quite serious. I would see you primary care doctor and get a good checkup, if everything looks ok there I would ask for referral to a neurologist. ...Read more