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Hi. My 4yo son has a bite to his left wrist. It is hard and swollen. Shows No pain to the touch. Should I be worried?

Hi. My 4yo son has a bite to his left wrist. It is hard and swollen. Shows No pain to the touch. Should I be worried?

Bite : Human bites carry risk of infections because the mouth has anaerobic organism and most bites which puncture the skin should be considered for abx. Rabies vaccine is not needed. Rabies would be needed for a animal to human bite where the animal is unknown and wild and carry risk of rabies. The reason for him doing this is key and needs a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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My left wrist hurts has had some pain for months, maybe years when I bend it back or forward. It seems to come and go and is not swollen. ?

My left wrist hurts has had some pain for months, maybe years when I bend it back or forward. It seems to come and go and is not swollen. ?

Previous trauma?: at your young age, worry about prior trauma such as a "wrist sprain". If you have pain with bending side to side and pain behind the thumb then need x-ray evaluation. If no history of trauma then would consider tendinitis if your occupation requires a lot of work with hands. Even remote trauma and show up years later if you had an undiagnosed ligament injury or fracture ...Read more

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The right side of my left wrist looks a bit swollen.There seems to be a fat pocket there. What is it? It's not in pain, so any ideas? Is this serious?

The right side of my left wrist looks a bit swollen.There seems to be a fat pocket there. What is it? It's not in pain, so any ideas? Is this serious?

Wrist swelling: can occur from many common issues such as synovitis, swelling in the joint, tenosynovitis, swelling in tendons, joint issues such as cartilage tears, ganglions which are benign fluid filled sacs, benign tumors, inflammatroy arthritis, injury, and while rare, at times more severe issues. If this is persistant then a medical evaluation. there are times when normal asymmetry is not appreciated too ...Read more

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My left wrist, forearm and knee are painful and swollen. This has happened off and on for the past 3 or 4 months.

My left wrist, forearm and knee are painful and swollen. This has happened off and on for the past 3 or 4 months.

Possible autoimmune: On and off swelling of joints is suggestive of an underlying infectious process or autoimmune process like rheumatoid arthritis. You should see your MD about this preferably when the swelling is occurring. You need a good examination and blood tests at a minimum and possibly some xrays. ...Read more

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Broke left wrist 7 years ago and now lots of pain with movement and hand and fingers are swollen?

Wrist pain: It is possible to get arthritis in the wrist after you've had a fracture there. You should see a doctor to have the swelling evaluated. Until you can see a doc, rest the hand as much as possible, try elevating the hand to reduce the swelling, and use ibuprofen 600 mg every 6 hrs to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more

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A lump appeared on my left wrist.It seems like a vein which is very swollen and sort of round.It pains when pressed and my arm is a little numb?

Painful lump: I suggest you see your family doctor. There a re a number of possibilities, including both benign and malignant tumors. See your doctor, or a local clinic where you live, or an emergency room doctor who can evaluate it and refer you to an appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising ?

I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising ?

Need more info on u: What is your age? What did you do in the past few days that might have caused swelling of your vein. This doesn't happen spontaneously. What meds are you on. Do you smoke, drink or take recreational drugs. It's important for us to get a complete picture of your health, so we can recommend the best solutions. Complete your patient profile for us. Thanks! ...Read more

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What would make my hands swell up on thrusday my right hand started to swell up it was swollen for about three days it didn't hurt but was a little tingly then on sunday my left wrist sarted to itch then it started to swell then went into my thumb now m

What would make my hands swell up on  thrusday my right hand started to swell up it was swollen for about three days it didn't hurt but was a little tingly then on sunday my left wrist sarted to itch then it started to swell then went into my thumb  now m

How : How old are you? Do you have any heart conditions, like congestive heart failure? Do you have any kidney problems? Swelling is a very non-specific symptom and the degree of swelling can cause the tingling you describe. There are a variety of illnesses that can cause swelling in the hands and feet. Some bacterial or viral infections can cause a condition called reiter's syndrome that can affect the joints. Other causes of swelling can be an inefficient heart or inadequate elimination of fluids by the kidneys. A couple of particularly severe conditions are post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and gonorrhea. While it is unlikely to have clots on both sides, upper extremity deep venous thrombosis can happen and can cause clots to travel to the lungs (pulmonary emboli). You should see your primary care physician promptly, particularly if you are having any difficulty breathing or urinating. ...Read more