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What causes sudden onset of red and swollen palms of hands and feet?

What causes sudden onset of red and swollen palms of hands and feet?

Many things can: Swelling in the hands and the feet is a common occurrence that has a variety of possible triggers. The most common possibility is idiopathic edema, which occurs when excess fluid builds up in the body, with no specific trigger or cause. Idiopathic edema is generally more common in women than in men, and is often accompanied by unexplained sodium retention. ...Read more

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Does tendonitis in the wrist (palm-side up) ever go away? Caused by trauma of fall 1 yr. x-rays show nothing broken. Inflamed too as it looks swollen

Does tendonitis in the wrist (palm-side up) ever go away? Caused by trauma of fall 1 yr. x-rays show nothing broken. Inflamed too as it looks swollen

Need diagnosis clear: This may be more than tendonitis. An ultrasound or MRI of the wrist can help clarify this. Your physician will also needs labs to differentiate this from the injury or an underlying inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

Multiple reasons: It could be for multiple causes like gout, fall and fracture, arthritis, trauma, synovitis. I hope i answered your questions. Thanks. ...Read more

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What causes a hand to swell after a fall? I fell and my hand is swollen like a boxing glove. Can't move it or touch it.

What causes a hand to swell after a fall? I fell and my hand is swollen like a boxing glove. Can't move it or touch it.

Fracture: A fracture must be considered with those symptoms which occurred after a fall. Your physician should examine you. Apply ice and elevate your hand to minimize swelling in the meantime. ...Read more

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Red and swollen hand caused by a splinter?

Red and swollen hand caused by a splinter?

Possible infection: If you get redness and swelling around where you have a splinter, the first concern is the beginning of an infection. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional today. You may be placed on antibiotics. In addition, the splinter will need to be removed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tingle right hand, vain seems to be swollen or like bolging, what can this be? No other symptoms, no cause

Tingle right hand, vain seems to be swollen or like bolging, what can this be? No other symptoms, no cause

Not sure: Tingling can happen from repetitive use causing the median nerve to misbehave. If the tingling is in the 4th and 5th fingers that can occur from the ulnar nerve in the elbow groove where it can get compressed from resting your elbows on a hard surface. ...Read more

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I have a swollen shoulder going to my back and it also affects my neck and hand ...I would like to know what causes it.

I have a swollen shoulder going to my back and it also affects my neck and hand ...I would like to know what causes it.

Usually SWELLING,: enlargement/puffiness due to fluid accumulation, is quite difficult to see in the shoulder. But when present is most likely due to trauma, similar to other sites of swelling. This may not have been recognized when it occurred. Infection also a cause but usually heat/redness/tenderness also present. Lymph obstruction due to growth/tumor or an inflammatory condition? Expert eval by Doc/Ortho needed ...Read more

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My dad lacerated his hand earlier today and now his wrist is swollen. Is this cause for concern?

My dad lacerated his hand earlier today and now his wrist is swollen. Is this cause for concern?

Yes, see doctor: Could be an infection, sometimes even into some of the deep structures of the hand like tendons. Has laceration been seen and treated? Cuts should be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water. If it does not look like it needs stitches, it should be kept covered with antibiotic ointment and bandaged. Any swelling, redness, pain, or infected drainage should be looked at. Tetanus booster may be needed. ...Read more

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My son is 48 he does not use alcohol or drugs and has never smoked.His right hand is swollen and painful what could cause this?

My son is 48 he does not use alcohol or drugs and has never smoked.His right hand is swollen and painful what could cause this?

Many Causes: There are many causes of hand swelling including tendonitis, arthritis, auto-immune problems such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, trauma, broken bones, lymphatic problems and much more. Obviously, need to have a through history and physical exam, as well as further tests such as xray and labs to help determine or "rule out" certain etiologies (causes). ...Read more

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I've noticed for the past week that my ankles have been swollen, then today my right hand and arm have been swollen. What would cause this?

I've noticed for the past week that my ankles have been swollen, then today my right hand and arm have been swollen. What would cause this?

Kidney disease: or hormonal reaction if on menses or rheumatoid arthritis , anemia, get labs checked including cbc, serum iron , ferritin , cmp, , check blood pressure if more than 140/90 chronically could cause kidney damage or if heart is weak could get congestive heart failure usually from chronic high blood pressure. depending on results of test, see rheumatologist,nephrologist or cardiologist ...Read more

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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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