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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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Urgent- I had a bedbug bite on them lower right Side on middle finger, a little while after the whole top and middle on the back of my hand is swollen?

Urgent- I had a bedbug bite on them lower right Side on middle finger, a little while after the whole top and middle on the back of my hand is swollen?

Local reaction: Sounds like you are having a local allergic reaction to the bite. If no health risks, take some benadryl (diphenhydramine) (don't mix with alcohol) and apply otc hydrocortisone cream. Cool compress of water and white vinegar in 50/50 mix may help give some temporary relief. Keep hand elevated. See your MD if rapidly worsens or not better in a few days. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation ...Read more

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Three fingers and the right half of the back of my hand is swollen bruised and numb from friday night. It appears to have gotten worse. The numbness makes it difficult to type although the more i type it seems to be feeling a little better. Whats my best

Three fingers and the right half of the back of my hand is swollen bruised and numb from friday night. It appears to have gotten worse. The numbness makes it difficult to type although the more i type it seems to be feeling a little better. Whats my best

See hand specialist: Persistant swelling and numbness on the hand is concerning. In implies some kind of injury or pressure on the nerve and if left alone without treatment can result in permanent impairment. I recommend getting evaluated by a hand specialist (plastic or orthopedic surgeon) as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Be seen: We see a lot of patients with that history that sustain a fracture of the 5th metacarpal otherwise known as a boxers fracture. You would be wise to be seen and have this ruled out. ...Read more

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What could make my hand swollen for weeks, without pain?

What could make my hand swollen for weeks, without pain?

Many reasons : You should see your physician to make sure that there is not another reason for your hands to be swollen. There are many reasons for swollen hands that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

Multiple reasons: It could be for multiple causes like gout, fall and fracture, arthritis, trauma, synovitis. I hope i answered your questions. Thanks. ...Read more

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Hand swollen for no reason what could it be ?

Hand swollen for no reason what could it be ?

See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning with my hand swollen and I can only move it a little without intense pain. Also I can't open it all the way?

See details: Then see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Often this presentation is the result of a spider bite. ...Read more

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Hand swollen and pain up arm?

Hand swollen and pain up arm?

If...: Since we don't have more details on what other symptoms you are experiencing or the circumstances that triggered your arm to be swollen I would suggest you go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation. There are multiple reasons why you are having these symptoms. It could be anything from an infection, joint inflammation, blood clot, among others. ...Read more

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Why is the palm of my left hand swollen ? Should I b worried ?

Why is the palm of my left hand swollen ? Should I b worried ?

Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusual, slow growing infections such as those in the tuberculosis family, called 'atypical mycobacteria' some of which are present in marine environments. Hand infections can be serious, so please seek qualified medical attention. ...Read more

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Hand swollen and internally bruised, what should I do now?

Hand swollen and internally bruised, what should I do now?

See Dr.: At your age, and with your desription, likely causes could be "a bad bruise", a strain/sprain, or a fracture. See a dr. For an evaluation and possible x-ray to rule out the more serious causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My hand swollen with sprained wrist -- is this normal, what to do?

Yes: Elevation, ice, anti-inflammatories and use of fingers to help milk swelling out of hand are all helpful. Compression gloves like isotonic can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is my right hand swollen and i feel tingling up my arm?

Why is my right hand swollen and i feel tingling up my arm?

Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de quervains, one may need to refine the comlaint, ie , is the swelling in the whole hand or just feels swollen. Is the tingling ing extend up the arm or just into the hand and forearm? Is there neck comoression ad the tingling hand "feels" swollen , . ...Read more

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Broken wrist, wrist swelling gone, hand swollen, what should I do?

Broken wrist, wrist swelling gone, hand swollen, what should I do?

Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether there is substantial displacement and thus need for a reduction (realignment of the broken bones) either closed or possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. no injury. swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. what could it be?

Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. no injury. swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. what could it be?

Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important. ...Read more