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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


Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Intermittent finger, palm swelling reness and itching. What's the possible diagnosis? I researched for awhile, can't find obvious causes

Intermittent finger, palm swelling reness and itching. What's the possible diagnosis? I researched for awhile, can't find obvious causes

Hand Swelling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of intermittent swelling of hands. Cellulitis, cirrhosis of liver, congestive heart failure, anasarca, eosinophilic fascitis, scleroderma, lymphedema, phlebitis, trauma, contusion, hematoma, salt retention, nephrotic syndrome, hydrochlorthiazide, triamterene, obesity.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

Allergic reaction: You are describing hives or urticaria. This is an allergic reaction. Take some antihistamines (like benedryl) to make this go away.

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef Dr. Aboyoussef
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
22 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Been working hard in yard. Both hands BAD pain, swollen fingers. Sore when touch palm and wrist area, swelling cause indent from pressing over hr ago.

Been working hard in yard. Both hands BAD pain, swollen fingers. Sore when touch palm and wrist area, swelling cause indent from pressing over hr ago.

Overuse: Sounds like overuse or transient inflammation. Rest, Ice, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help. Seek medical attention if much better in 4-6 hours. Hope you feel better

Dr. R. scott Thornton Dr. Thornton
Gynecology
38 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Depends: If your pain in the axilla (armpit) is related to a process or mass that blocks lymph drainage, then swelling can occur in your arm. You should see a doctor to examine the axillary area. For more information www. Askyourgynecologist. Org

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What could cause sudden swelling of one hand?

What could cause sudden swelling of one hand?

See details: Everything from arthritis to infection to an insect bite to another hundred possibilities.

Dr. Keith Ramsey Dr. Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Swelling in my sons hand for 19 hours now, what could cause this?

Swelling in my sons hand for 19 hours now, what could cause this?

Injury: Injury is the most common cause. Other problems could be infection or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. For swelling of 19 hours, you should have it seen. If there is no fever, then it can wait until office hours.

Dr. Jeffrey Miller Dr. Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
47 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel Dr. Daniel
Radiology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Mosquito bite caused swelling of my hand what to do?

Mosquito bite caused swelling of my hand what to do?

Significant swelling: May be an allergic reaction. Please seek medical evaluation.

Dr. Benjamin Taylor Dr. Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
12 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What could cause swelling on lower right rib cage. There has been no injury and it is not really painful. The softmass is about the size of my hand.?

What could cause swelling on lower right rib cage. There has been no injury and it is not really painful. The softmass is about the size of my hand.?

Lots of things: I'd strongly recommend seeing an md for this. It could be something bad and needs evaluated.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

Lots of things: Most important, if the pulses are not as strong as normal on both sides of the involved wrist, or the hand is very blue, seek immediate care (vascular emergency). Someone else can give you a full list of possible causes.

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Dr. Peter Baiocco Dr. Baiocco
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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What would cause swelling in the right hand and with pain traveling up the arm?

What would cause swelling in the right hand and with pain traveling up the arm?

Infection: This could be from an infected finger nail or a skin infection anywhere OM you hand or arm.

Dr. M. Christine Lee Dr. Lee
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Yes: A common symptom of sle is arthritis or joint pain and swelling which can involve just one hand. Usually there will be other symptoms as well such malar rash (red rash over the cheeks), increased sensitivity to sun, possibly hair loss and rash on the body, hands or knuckles or scalp.

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What causes redness and swelling, tingling, burning, and itching in my hand?

What causes redness and swelling, tingling, burning, and itching in my hand?

HAND ITCH: Only one hand? How long had it been. It could be something you are in contact with. New soap? Work materials? Gloves? Hobbies? Be a detective. Do you take any oral medications?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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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 a insect bite or a scratch that you might not even know 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.

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Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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I'm a recovering herein addict with long term hand edema. It began years ago after getting over an abcess. Swelling was permanent. Causes/treatments?

I'm a recovering herein addict with long term hand edema. It began years ago after getting over an abcess. Swelling was permanent. Causes/treatments?

Vascular: Congratulations on kicking the h habit! See a vascular surgeon as either the lymphatic outflow or the venous outflow has been obstructed possibly to scarring and closure of the lymphatics or the veins. The only treatment might be to wear a compression glove or sleeve but it is worth investigating.