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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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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 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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