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When i get up in the morning my left hand feels swollen when i bend my fingers but it doesn't look swollen what causes this? Is this of concern?

When i get up in the morning my left hand feels swollen when i bend my fingers but it doesn't look swollen what causes this? Is this of concern?

Joints: Swelling that is subtle may be mainly inside the joints and not detectable externally. It may be a mild form of early arthritis. However, i would not panic. There are other causes possible. See your primary care physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause my left hand to feel numb and tingling and slightly swollen?

What would cause my left hand to feel numb and tingling and slightly swollen?

Possible CT Syndrom: If the hand is swollen then underlying arthritis may be causing pressure on median nerve and symptoms of ct syndrome. ...Read more

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My left hand is a little swollen and hurts when i bend it back, but i haven't done anything to it. Should i get it checked out or wait it out?

Rest it for 48 hrs &: Take some NSAID like Ibuprofen ( if your stomach can handle it). If getting worse then definitely see your pcp/orthopod. ...Read more

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I went to the zoo got a itchy hand I woke up this morning with a itchy and swollen left hand it's like a dull itchy pain as well?

I went to the zoo got a itchy hand I woke up this morning with a itchy and swollen left hand it's like a dull itchy pain as well?

See a doctor: There are a lot of possible causes, some of which would require treatment for you to be safe. A doctor could probably quickly determine the cause by seeing and examining your hand, and asking a few more questions. I recommend you contact a doctor. I wish you well! ...Read more

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I was awakened in the middle of the night with severe pain in my left hand and it was swollen, no sign of a bite and it still hurts..

I was awakened in the middle of the night with severe pain in my left hand and it was swollen, no sign of a bite and it still hurts..

Ice: Put some ice on it and take ibuprofen - see how that does over the next couple of hours. If the pain persists or redness develops then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Why is the palm of my left hand swollen ? Should I b worried ?

Why is the palm of my left hand swollen ? Should I b worried ?

Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusual, slow growing infections such as those in the tuberculosis family, called 'atypical mycobacteria' some of which are present in marine environments. Hand infections can be serious, so please seek qualified medical attention. ...Read more

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Had stroke 6/28/13 recovering ok, but left hand is swollen what does this mean and what should I do?

Had stroke 6/28/13 recovering ok, but left hand is swollen what does this mean and what should I do?

Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the wall of the artery but veins do not. Veins rely on motion of the muscles around them to help push the blood back to your heart. The solution is more hand motion and more elevation. ...Read more

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This morning i went out and tripped i landed on my left hand. its my middle knuckle. its swollen. it really hurts what do i do?

This morning i went out and tripped i landed on my left hand. its my middle knuckle. its  swollen. it really hurts what do i do?

Xray: Sounds like you may have fractured a bone in your hand. Best way to diagnose this is with an Xray. Please seek medical evaluation with your primary doctor or at a local urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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What could it be/mean if my right side of my face & left hand are swollen when I wake up? I'm also in pain and stiff every morning. But not my face.

What could it be/mean if my right side of my face &  left hand are swollen when I wake up? I'm also in pain and stiff every morning. But not my face.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Sounds very much like rheumatoid arthritis. But you may have other autoimmune or systemic diseases (lupus or psoriasis) or infectious diseases (parvovirus b19, hepatitis c, lyme, etc). So you definitely need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a vain that is swollen on my left hand next to the nuckle of my pionter...The swollen area looks blue/purple..It hurt a bit...What does it mean?

I have a vain that is swollen on my left hand next to the nuckle of my pionter...The swollen area looks blue/purple..It hurt a bit...What does it mean?

Bleed vs clot: The area is prone to trauma, and may be a hematoma, bleeding into the soft tissue. If localized to the vein, and feels firm, it may be a clot within the vein. Local care generally suffices with warm compress, and time, trying to avoid further trauma to the area. ...Read more

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I hit my hands in to the wall badly and after some days i was down side of my neck and left hand i swollen ,those days i had pain but now no pain but ?

Hand: I do not understand your question regarding the pain in your neck from trauma to your hands, but any trauma to the hands from a wall (i.e. punching a wall) that has resulted in swelling, I would get an exam to rule out a fracture in your hand, classically called a Boxer's fracture. ...Read more

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My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

Possibly,: Particularly if you hit it with and object, against an object, jammed it, etc. See your doctor for an x-ray and examination. ...Read more

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How come my left feet is kinda swollen and my left feet and left hand are getting tingly numb lately?

How come my left feet is kinda swollen and my left feet and left hand are getting tingly numb lately?

Neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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