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Can high blood pressure cause swelling of my hands and fingers?

Can high blood pressure cause swelling of my hands and fingers?

Yes: Because the kidneys are not functioning to their full capacity to allow the fluid in your body to escape. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

See your doctor: Peripheral edema (swelling) can be a sign of high blood pressure, heart issues, thyroid problems, or excess sodium intake. If centered over joints it might indicate effusion, which can be a symptom of arthritis. See a doctor to help sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

Can be common: Postop swelling is not unsual. Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) allows gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more

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Would diurex help with swelling in hands for carpal tunnel? Can barely bend my fingers.

Would diurex help with swelling in hands for carpal tunnel? Can barely bend my fingers.

Diuretics: Diuretics are not used for localized swelling of a structure, but instead treatment is directed at the localized inflammation or whatever process is causing the swelling. This may involve surgery, local injection of corticosteroid or use of antiinflammatories. ...Read more

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Severe peeling hands for over 2 years. Non stop peeling. Swelling in hands and numbness in fingers are the newest symptoms. Dr says contact demititis?

Severe peeling hands for over 2 years. Non stop peeling. Swelling in hands and numbness in fingers are the newest symptoms.
Dr says contact demititis?

Hard to say: Contact dermatitis implies that your hands are coming into contact with something that is causing this severe reaction. It would be unlikely to have gone on for two years but one way to test that theory is to make sure your hands are not being exposed to anything potentially caustic. Have you seen a rheumatologist to check for other potential causes? "Working mans hands" can treat symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, hand swelling and finger swelling.

I am experiencing wrist pain, hand swelling and finger swelling.

You have arthritis!: With so many joints involved you must have one of many types of arthritis! You need a workup from a rheumatologist. Simply treating pain is never the answer. If you have inflammation, it must be suppressed. Inflammation with damage joints, but lead to earlier artherosclerosis! ...Read more

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Massive hand swelling after mosquito bite, nearly can t move fingers. Ansolute Need to write tomorrow. Already taken antihistamines. Nothing. Help me?

Massive hand swelling after mosquito bite, nearly can t move fingers. Ansolute Need to write tomorrow. Already taken antihistamines. Nothing. Help me?

Skeeter syndrome: It is a massive allergic reaction to mosquito venom. Antihistamine and a short-course of Prednisone may be needed if there is a lot of discomfort. May take antihistamine up to 4x daily but a short course of prednisone will likely provide faster relief. It often mimics an infection but in fact it is not. See doctor. ...Read more

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Plus size and pregnant numbness in fingertips with swelling in hands, arms. Thumb, index and middle fingers losing feeling

Plus size and pregnant numbness in fingertips with swelling in hands, arms. Thumb, index and middle fingers losing feeling

Carpal tunnel: It sounds like you have pregnancy related carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist as it passes through a small tunnel made by bones and ligament. Pregancy causes an increase in fluid retention and this excess fluid tends to make the compression worse. Up to 60% of mothers to be are affected. If it doesn't get better, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have been having hand swelling with pressure, constant tingling, pain in wrist and fingers. Sometimes fingers turn red followed by light purple. Carpal tunel has been ruled out but now being told may be neurological. I have been tested for thyroid and w

I have been having hand swelling with pressure, constant tingling, pain in wrist and fingers. Sometimes fingers turn red followed by light purple. Carpal tunel has been ruled out but now being told may be neurological. I have been tested for thyroid and w

Raynaud's phenom/dz: This may be a primary or secondary condition referred tomas raynaud's disease or phenomenon, I would also suggest looking into possible autoimmune disorders as well as neurologic conditions. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling?

What causes hand swelling?

Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kidney problem. It's also possible you just slept on it and the swelling will go away by itself. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in hands and feet?

What causes swelling in hands and feet?

Depends where swell: It depends on if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema. There is unilateral swelling in reflex dystrophy and s3pe. If the individual joints are swollen this can suggest polyarthritis like rheuamtoid arthritis. There are a variety of other causes depnding where the swelling is and its intensity. ...Read more

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What causes severe swelling in hands? Dartmouth hitchcock found no cause.

What causes severe swelling in hands? Dartmouth hitchcock found no cause.

Some suggestions: There are multiple causes, including rheumatic disease, infections, poor circulation, arthritis. Sometimes the initial workup does not yield a diagnosis. I would suggest that you review your records with your primary doctor and discuss all these possibilities. An ESR is a general screening test for inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling on a baby?

What causes hand swelling on a baby?

Unknown: A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand

See your baby's doctor :
thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft tissue abnormalities, and a whole host of other things. Assymmetry in one limb vs another should be investgated. ...Read more

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What could cause hand swelling(past 3days)? The only thing I've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female

What could cause hand swelling(past 3days)? The only thing I've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female

Could be a number of: Reasons: injury, that you might not remember;
infection: from an insect bite or a scratch that you might not even now you had, on the hand/arm; or infection spreading via blood from elsewhere in the body;
inflammation from any cause; or enlarged nodes in the armpit area or the elbow from any cause.
See your pcp or an orthopod/hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling, along with pain moving my wrist?

What causes hand swelling, along with pain moving my wrist?

Carpel tunnel: There are many reasons to have the symptoms you described, a common cause is carpel tunnel syndrome due to swelling of tissues at the wrist. It is a treatable entity and should be excluded before considering other possibilities. Your physician may do tests to validate the suspicion. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of facial/eye and hand swelling after laying down?

Allergy: Usually an allergy, but may be result of underlying issues such as kidney/heart problems-would see your primary care to sort out. ...Read more

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Can there be an age limit for fibro myalgia, and could it cause swelling in hands and feet?

Can there be an age limit for fibro myalgia, and could it cause swelling in hands and feet?

Probably not: Fibromyalgia ranges at least from adolescence and probably from early in childhood. Growing older does not spare anyone.
Swelling (if objective) would have a different cause. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

I see it sometimes: Opiods interfere with appetite and metabolism controls in the hypothalamus. In fact, opioid blockers lead to weight loss. Weight gain is more pronounced when other meds are also used. I have the swelling as well but don't understand the mechanism ...Read more

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Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Need to be evaluated: Hand and feet swelling with sunburn symptoms and symptoms of UTI need to be carefully evaluated by a doctor. These could be early indications of auto immune disorders. Your symptoms should be taken into account with further detailed history and exam. ...Read more

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Fingers both hands itch like crazy with swelling at joints. What are possible causes?

Fingers both hands itch like crazy with swelling at joints. What are possible causes?

Multiple causes:: Allergies, chemicals, stress, tension, anxiety, alcoholism, rug abuse, depression, drug-drug interaction just for starters. ...Read more

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What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

Rash: That sounds like urticaria, but is hard to tell by description only. Urticaria is a reaction to various things and is usually itchy. Antihistamines work the best, but if worsening or any facial swelling or difficulty breathing please see a physician, and it's best to go right to the er if that seems to be happening. We only figure out what causes it 25% of the time. Check online for pictures. ...Read more

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My husband is having a wrist pain in his right hand with the ring finger swelling and scratching. What might the cause be? He works very hard.

See below: This could be injury or he could have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid---he may want to see his doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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23\f What could be the cause of aching hands and finger pain in both hands? No swelling. I have also been having twitches everywhere for a month.

23\f What could be the cause of aching hands and finger pain in both hands? No swelling. I have also been having twitches everywhere for a month.

Neuropathy.: The combination of pain in your hands and feet, accompanied by the twitching, is most consistent with a peripheral neuropathy, or a degenerative process of the nerve going to your hands and feet. You see this with diabetes, but we also see it without diabetes. Some of these neuropathies, can be progressive and disabling, but many of them are treatable. I would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.

What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand?  The affected area is the end of the fingers.

Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored? Is it painful? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However, it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers?  In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or C8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream (pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling in neck & whole arm. Hand and fingers are swollen, with some pain. What could cause this discomfort? This discomfort wakes me up in the middle of the night. Ice don't work for the swelling. I also have an itch in the palm of my

I have numbness & tingling in neck & whole arm. Hand and fingers are swollen, with some pain. What could cause this discomfort? This discomfort wakes me up in the middle of the night. Ice don't work for the swelling. I also have an itch in the palm of my

Carpal Tunnel Syn: Nocturnal numbness &paresthesia associated with burning pain is fairly typical of nerve compressions like carpal tunnel with or without associated nerve compression in the neck. Your pcp will refer you to a neurologist for emg/nct to confirm/exclude the dignoses & you will then likely be referred to a hand surgeon. In interim, start using hand brace and nsaids. Md may inject steroid or Gabapentin tab. ...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