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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Wrist

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What can cause swollen wrist bone and hives?

What can cause swollen wrist bone and hives?

Urticaria and Edema: Known as urticaria (hives) and angioedema. Many things can cause but it really is best to see an allergist to have them obtain a detailed history, consider labs and/or testing, and prescribe appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Bite from rat causing broken skin and swollen wrist, really painful. How do I treat this?

Bite from rat causing broken skin and swollen wrist, really painful. How do I treat this?

See your doctor!: If you got bit by a rat you need to worry about infection as well as possible rabies. The swelling and pain strongly suggests that you have an infection. I think you should get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts; can bend halfway and my fingers are swollen. What is the cause?

My wrist hurts; can bend halfway and my fingers are swollen. What is the cause?

Injury or arthritis: You have swelling in the wrist from an injury or arthritis causing the limited motion and the finger swelling see a hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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My wrist is sore but not swollen and hurts when it bends, but nothing happened to cause it. What could it be? This also happened about 4 years ago.

See your doctor: Wrist pain that occurs spontaneously without history of injury can be associated with several conditions, including tendonitis, degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gouty arthritis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?

Bony accessory: Hello, if you feel a lump around the area, bony accessories in that area are very common. And if it close to one of the joints it can cause inflammation and that can give you swelling and pain, see a doctor you might need the bone accessory removed. ...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