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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Left Wrist

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Dr. Atul Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Marcus Roux Dr. Roux
Orthopedic Surgery
17 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Prem Gupta Dr. Gupta
Neurology
44 years in practice
Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Theresa Henderson Dr. Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
37 years in practice
University of Dublin Trinity College School of Physic
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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.

Dr. Katherine Caldwell Dr. Caldwell
General Practice
13 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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.

Dr. Peter Glusker Dr. Glusker
Neurology
43 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Monica Wood Dr. Wood
Surgery - Hand Surgery
24 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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!

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have hives on both arms and left wrist is swollen and hurts to bend the elbow and move the shoulder?

What does it mean when you have hives on both arms and left wrist is swollen and hurts to bend the elbow and move the shoulder?

Angioedema: You are hiving hives and perhaps angioedema, the latter occurs when the same process which causes hives takes place in the subcutaneous tissue. However if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) up to 4 to 6 x a day does not reduce the problem, then you need to see a doctor.

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser Dr. Aufseeser
Podiatry
5 years in practice
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt. My left wrist is also sore. My mouth is extremly dry. Should I go to ER?

My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt. My left wrist is also sore. My mouth is extremly dry. Should I go to ER?

Swollen joints: If one joint was swollen, I would be more likely to recommend er evaluation to rule out septic arthritis; a bad infection that attacks a joint. In your case, you are having pain in multiple joints all over the body. This is more likely indicating a systemic type of arthritis. I would advise evaluation by either your primary physician or a rheumatologist.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist. Left leg swollen below my knee. Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?

You have a: Few issues here. You need to be careful the swelling below the knee is not in the calf region as a clot is a serious problem. The wrist pain I would see an orthopedist for who can comment on your other issues as well. Not sure if that. Swelling is impinging a nerve causing the foot and toe numbness or if they are unrelated.

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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So recently my left wrist has been hurting when I move it forward and side it side. It isn't sowllen and I can move it. I don't know what to do.

So recently my left wrist has been hurting when I move it forward and side it side. It isn't sowllen and I can move it. I don't know what to do.

Tendonitis: Without a fall or trauma, it is likely a tendonitis, which should improve with anti inflammatories like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) and some ice daily. If you did fall on your wrist of hand, it is possible to break a bone, see an MD. If the rest, ice, compress and elevate (RICE) along with advil (ibuprofen) do not help within a week, I would se a doctor. Make sure you can use advil (ibuprofen) as it can aggravate health condition

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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Why does my left wrist hurt? What are possible causes?

Possible causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few.

Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Jason Torrente Dr. Torrente
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Recently I've been having a stabbing/sharp sensation on my left wrist a few times a day. What is the cause of such discomfort?

Recently I've been having a stabbing/sharp sensation on my left wrist a few times a day. What is the cause of such discomfort?

Need More Info: Is there history of trauma or injury? Is it your dominant hand? Any loss of motion, numbness, tingling or loss of strength? What makes it worse? What makes it better? You should likely get hands on examination by your physician to help determine the cause of your pain.

Dr. Fred Harvey Dr. Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
33 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why would left wrist on 87 year old dad swell occasionally? Has happened 3 times and is always left side

Why would left wrist on 87 year old dad swell occasionally? Has happened 3 times and is always left side

MAny things: He may have a repetitive use injury of the left hand. He could have an old injury that flares up on occasion. There may be simple arthritis or even gout.

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
Dentistry
41 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

Hard to say: Could be a pinched nerve or circulation issue. Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Was this trauma related, repetitive action related, longevity, duration, does it change over time??? See a Dr.

Dr. Fred Vandusen Dr. Vandusen
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

Artery or nerve: Sometimes irritated nerves can cause muscle to twitch or perhaps one of the arteries in your left wrist is closer to the skin. It is nothing to worry about unless you have deteriorated strength or coordination