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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Left Hand

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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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What can cause swelling in the left leg and left hand/arm?

What can cause swelling in the left leg and left hand/arm?

Numerous causes.: Impossible to say without an examination. See a doctor. The are numerous conditions that can cause swelling of joints or soft tissues. ...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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Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out. ...Read more

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I have just a little bit of swelling in my left ankle and left hand is this of concern?

I have just a little bit of swelling in my left ankle and left hand is this of concern?

Little Swelling: Can occur with a little to much alcohol intake or to much salt. If you are otherwise healthy then don't worry. If persists or gets worse see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand swelling continuously without any itch or pain? It is increasing since yesterday morning

Why is my left hand swelling continuously without any itch or pain? It is increasing since yesterday morning

Depends: Hand swelling can be caused by several conditions including injuries, arthritis, circulatory problems, tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions. If your symptoms don't resolve spontaneously after a few days, be sure to see your primary care physician or hand surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist(carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have severe pain and swelling in my left hand. Am I playing computer games too much?

I have severe pain and swelling in my left hand. Am I playing computer games too much?

You can answer that: If you haven't had any other injury or overuse, you play video games frequently, and it hurts after you play, then you can assume that playing video games is the problem. Try taking some time off from playing and use some anti-inflammatory medication (advil, aleve). If your symptoms resolve, you have your answer. ...Read more

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