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Why is my finger swollen at the fingertip? I need some advice.

Why is my finger swollen at the fingertip? I need some advice.

Swollen finger: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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For about a month I have woke up with my finger swollen and hard to bend. I did not injure it at all?

For about a month I have woke up with my finger swollen and hard to bend. I did not injure it at all?

Many possibilities: There is a long list of diagnosis possible for atraumatic finger swelling and stiffness.

Most common is a trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis, but other possibilities in the long list include infection, inflammatory conditions such as gout or ra, aggravation of underlying arthritis...

Only way to find out for sure is evaluation by a qualified medical provider -. ...Read more

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Why is my finger swollen and bruised still? I need some advice.

Why is my finger swollen and bruised still? I need some advice.

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I think I suffered a paroxysmal finger hematoma today and the hematoma is really painful and the finger swollen, should I be seen by a dr.?

I think I suffered a paroxysmal finger hematoma today and the hematoma is really painful and the finger swollen, should I be seen by a dr.?

Paroxysmal finger he: This is also called achenbach syndrome. It's etiology is poorly understood at best. It may be associated with other diseases, but that is undetermined at present. It is benign, it usually resolves in a couple days. I know - I have had the same sort of episode in my left thumb! ...Read more

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What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?

What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?

Go to ER now: You need to go er to get x-ray done to make sure you do not have a crushed injury with nerve injury as well as med for pain and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?

Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?

Several possibility: You may have been bitten by something other than a mosquito, may have had an unusually severe reaction to the bite, or may have developed a secondary infection due to breaking the skin while scratching. If the finger is red, warm, painful or gets worse would see a hand surgeon asap. Infections in fingers can extend upwards very quickly. ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ? infected bite? allergic reaction? trauma ...Read more

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Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint, has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury, cd anything be done to fix?

Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint, has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury, cd anything be done to fix?

Hand specialist: After nine years of swelling and scarring, I don't know if there is much a hand specialist could offer, but if it is bothering you make an appointment with a hand surgeon to explore the options. ...Read more

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Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Xray: I don't think you have to go to the ER but an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. Especially of the finger you want to be careful as you of course want to retain full function of the finger. ...Read more

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Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.

Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.

Watch digit use: You can just watch. Generally if an infant guards or refuses to use the injured part further evaluation is definitely warranted. 1 concern would be if there is an injury to the growth plate. Kids are very resiliant and learn to adapt. I would watch overall use. ...Read more

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Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Fractures can swell: Either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read more

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25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?

25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you describe suggest a significant problem with your blood's clotting mechanisms. You should get in to see your doctor immediately for and exam and some tests. ...Read more

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I bent my finger back 2 weeks ago it swelled and went blue, I could still move it. Its gone down still swollen what's wrong with it, sprained?

I bent my finger back 2 weeks ago it swelled and went blue, I could still move it. Its gone down still swollen what's wrong with it, sprained?

Possible sprain: If still blue, see doc, esp if cold and blue. Otherwise if getting better and able to move it without pain, ice and rest it. Of not improving, see your doctor. You can also take anti inflammatories like ibuprofen. You want to make sure there is no fractures. ...Read more

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Daughter fell on pinky finger and bent it back swollen & painful and a little red. Hurts to bend. Possible jammed or broken?

Daughter fell on pinky finger and bent it back swollen & painful and a little red. Hurts to bend. Possible jammed or broken?

Finger injury: If it appears to move as normal and it gets better quickly; then likely a strain. If not have an XR done to confirm or not. All the best. ...Read more

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My finger was badly bruised, swollen, bent and I couldn't move it for over a week, got told it wasn't broken...is this right?

Finger: The finger may not be broke, However could be other trauma to ligaments or tendon. If you are having trouble with function get rechecked. ...Read more

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I bent my finger back very hard, and I am worried if I sprained it. It isn't swollen, but it hurts at the joint and when I bend it.

I bent my finger back very hard, and I am worried if I sprained it. It isn't swollen, but it hurts at the joint and when I bend it.

Not to worry: An acute finger injury with no swelling or purplish discoloration usually heals on its own within a week. If it becomes very swollen or red/purple or if it remains painful after 2 weeks, see a doctor. At this point, you can use you finger normally. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

I: I would ice the finger and take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to help prevent swelling. Also refrain from using the finger (e.G typing / texting). If the pain does not subside in a day then have the finger examined, and if necessary x-ray'd. Even though it may not be broken, you could have sustained ligament damage. If you find that you have lost the range of motion in the finger you should seek help. ...Read more

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Smashed middle finger by heavy window. Swollen and numb when lightly touched but shooting pain if pressure is applied. Tip is bent down?

A smashed finger: With the tip bent, numbness and shooting pain warrants evaluation by a physician. Initial intervention would include buddy-taping ...Read more

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My 9 yr old bent her finger backwards 4 days ago and it's still very swollen and bruised from knuckle down on both sides of her finger?

Fracture?: For this type of injury to the finger of your daughter, I would recommend an x-ray to evaluate any fracture in the bones of her finger. An avulsion fracture is common injury for nine-year-old girls. An appointment with pediatrician after x-rays completed would be beneficial. Placement of a rigid finger splint and comfort measures would help relieve her symptoms. If fracture, appt. W/orthopedic. ...Read more

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My mom has had swollen fingers, lumpy/misshapen bones, fingers are bent. She can't close her hands all the way. Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work. What is wrong?

My mom has had swollen fingers, lumpy/misshapen bones, fingers are bent. She can't close her hands all the way. Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work. What is wrong?

See details: The two major possibilities are an inflammatory erosive osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. X rays and labs should tell you which one it is. There are many therapeutic options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My Left Hand finger Knuckles have progressively swollen over last wk. 3 fingers affected, bent on last knuckle closest to finger nail. X Ray of thumb?

Knuckles swelling: I am not sure I understand your question completely. That’s why it is so important for your physician to see you, and make it diagnosis. Various types of swelling of the fingers which are very important, such as arthritis, and other conditions should be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a finger sprain?

How do you treat a finger sprain?

Mostly with time: Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids. What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains. ...Read more

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What are signs of a finger sprain?

Pain: Pain, swelling, tenderness. I would not hesitate to be seen to make sure it is not a fracture or more serious injury as well. ...Read more

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Finger sprain, what can I do, any tips?

Finger sprain, what can I do, any tips?

Occupational Therapy: You should see an occupational therapist for an evaluation and exercise/therapy plan. ...Read more