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Doctor insights on: Bruised Swollen Finger

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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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How can you remove a ring from a swollen finger without cutting the ring?

How can you remove a ring from a swollen finger without cutting the ring?

Carefully: There are many ways to remove a ring from a swollen finger. Unfortunately, sometimes it must be cut off. Try this site for a few remedies. If it doesn't work, see your doctor. http://www.wikihow.com/remove-a-stuck-ring. ...Read more

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Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Often: It often helps, depending on the cause of the swelling. It is especially helpful with swelling caused by trauma. ...Read more

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What do you do with a swollen finger ?

What do you do with a swollen finger ?

Hard to answer,no --: -history.trauma, or just appeared, pain, discoloration. Lots of information missing. How long has it been swollen + much more. ...Read more

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How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

Remove a ring: Windex. Ice to finger but not to the ring. String yarn or floss. See this to understand http://handcare.assh.org/Hand-Safety/Removing-a-Ring.aspx ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen finger back to normal? Been a couple of days already,

How to heal a swollen finger back to normal?  Been a couple of days already,

Motion: If this is secondary to a trivial injury, continued motion and elevation should suffice. If symptoms persist, over 2-3 weeks, it will need to be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a swollen finger to heal?

Depends: Finger swelling can persist for months depending on the type and severity of the injury. Once the injury (fracture, tendon laceration, etc.) is repaired and fully healed, be sure to use your hands/fingers as much as you can tolerate and a little beyond that. Lack of use will cause the swelling to persist even longer. ...Read more

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In what way can you remove a ring from a swollen finger?

In what way can you remove a ring from a swollen finger?

String: Place string or heavy thread under the ring than wrap the string around the finger proximal to distal as tight as possible. Then grab the proximal end of the string and forcefully unwrap the string. Because the string is under the ring it will push the ring toward the end of the finger and therefore remove the ring. ...Read more

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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more