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Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Infection: It sounds as if the laceration has become infected and you will need antibiotics. Could also be because you have a piece of glass in the wound causing a foreign body reaction. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

Finger Laceration (Definition)

Laceration = cut. Finger refers to the ...Read more


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Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. I can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. Finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. I can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. Finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

Be seen: I would recommend being seen and having an X-ray. There is something called a "boxers fracture" that can be caused by striking something with a closed fist. The "bump" you are describing could be a displaced fracture which might require reduction for a good result. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with a piece of glass and covered it with a plaster. It healed and I aired it out and let it get a scab now there is a bump and it hurts when I rub it or press it. Its red inside on 1 spot also. It bled for a long time when it got cut?

I cut my finger with a piece of glass and covered it with a plaster. It healed and I aired it out and let it get a scab now there is a bump and it hurts when I rub it or press it. Its red inside on 1 spot also. It bled for a long time when it got cut?

Healed cut: That has a bump and some pain indicates the need for you to consult w/your family doctor. He/she can check to make sure nothing was caught in the wound when it healed. The MAY be scar tissue or a tiny bit of nerve damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

Not likely: It would be unusual for a joint infection to present one month later. Lacerations to the fingers can be stiff, sore and swollen for months. Keep your finger moving and try scar desensitisation massage by massaging the area with hand cream three or four times a day. ...Read more

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Cut my finger with glass now black and blue and swollen. What is the best way to treat this?

Cut my finger with glass now black and blue and swollen. What is the best way to treat this?

I would encourage: You to have this injury checked medically. If your last tetanus shot was more than 10 years ago or you aren't sure when it was, then it is time for another one. Concerned by your description of finger - would want to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth
so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more

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Cut my finger on glass 2 weeks ago at the joint. Site of cut not really painful but its slightly raised, a bit pink and white in the middle with a dot. Its not healing or getting worse. Is it infected?

Cut my finger on glass 2 weeks ago at the joint. Site of cut not really painful but its slightly raised, a bit pink and white in the middle with a dot. Its not healing or getting worse. Is it infected?

Possibly infected: You sustained the laceration two weeks ago and has not healed and you see pink and white in the middle, it all suggest it may be infected and only way we can be sure is by looking at your finger. See your doctor as you may need antibiotics if infection is confirmed. ...Read more

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I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?

I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?

It depends: It may look like it's healing well but you may have an infection under the skin. It also depends on how deep the cut was. Please follow up with your primary doctor if pain or swelling increases. ...Read more

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I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?

I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?

Potentially: It is entirely possible. One of the more common fractures we see is a "boxers fracture" which is a fact ute of the fifth metacarpal neck and causes symptoms very similar to what you are describing. You may need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I constantly crack my fingers and knuckles, I have been, since my early teens, I am now 39. Recently I have noticed stiffness & pain. Is this bad?

I constantly crack my fingers and knuckles, I have been, since my early teens, I am now 39. Recently I have noticed stiffness & pain. Is this bad?

A sign: The cracking of joints is okay; it is air in the joints. The stiffness and pain is a sign that something else is underlying and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a single mid-finger knuckle being painful to the touch and feels sore and sort of stings when bent far- a few months now?

What could be the cause of a single mid-finger knuckle being painful to the touch and feels sore and sort of stings when bent far- a few months now?

Many thoughts: Causes can range from trauma, arthritis, tendonitis, to name a few. You ask your physician and ifnecessary see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?

Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?

Sprain: A sprain of the joint is likely and may take a week or two to heal. Use cold applications for two days and then switch to heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen may help. See a hand surgeon if significant pain or swelling occurs. ...Read more

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Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist. Very painful. Had x-rays and no broken bones. Could this be a ligament or tendon issue? Also have trouble gripping and apply

Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist. Very painful. Had x-rays and no broken bones. Could this be a ligament or tendon issue? Also have trouble gripping and apply

You: You could have a tenosynovitis and not necesarily, a splint might be enough to have your body heal it. You need to be evaluated to consider if that is the diagnosis and the benefits of a lical injection if tenosinovitis or trigger finger is the diagnosis, other diagnosis could be considered like d Quervain's, but I don t have enough info to be able to extend on the answer. ...Read more

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Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read more

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I want ask you last day I was working with my friend and then cut my finger after I wash my finger in water but my friend wash hand in same he is hiv?

I want ask you last day I was working with my friend and then cut my finger after I wash my finger in water but my friend wash hand in same he is hiv?

No setup 4 infection: If it is a running water source, even if not, your friend would need to have a bleeding wound and gets in contact with the cut on your finger, best wishes ...Read more

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I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment! ...Read more

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I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?

I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?

Nerve laceration: Or partial injury can make an area feel numb and change when there is more swelling. A bruise may also be more symptomatic to a nerve woth increaed blood and swelling. Gravity helps put more blood in exacerbating swelling, that's why it feel better to elevate, so do so! And follow up for an evaluation wrt the laceration, including assesment of sensataion and motion ...Read more

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I cut my right hand index finger 14 years back by glass. Doctors cleaned it and stiched it immediately. Even after years I have some discomfort. Why?

I cut my right hand index finger 14 years back by glass. Doctors cleaned it and stiched it immediately. Even after years I have some discomfort. Why?

Need to examine: To get any idea; however, if it was glass there is always a possibility that a sliver or larger piece was left inside. Some show on x-ray so that would be a first step. ...Read more

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Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Finger: You may have inadvertently injured it. I think the pain will disappear in time if necessary you can take an anti-inflammatory ...Read more

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I broke my finger 3 months ago and now I often have numbness and stiffness in my hand. Why?

I broke my finger 3 months ago and now I often have numbness and stiffness in my hand. Why?

Many reasons: You probably had your finger splinted or pinned. The immobility would stiffen your joint, particularly with the trauma to the bone. Fractures and injure the digital nerves, of which you have lateral and medial nerves running on either side of the joint. ...Read more

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One finger is sore after my hand got cut, what does it mean if it's any way related to the cut?

One finger is sore after my hand got cut, what does it mean if it's any way related to the cut?

Not following: It would be pretty obvious whether it is the finger cut or a different one. If the finger was cut and is now sore, the two are related. If a different finger was cut than the one that is now sore, it is not related to the cut. ...Read more

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I broke my knuckle at the end of my pinky finger, it now makes a clicking sound and has an aching pain if I hold too much. What are my options?

I broke my knuckle at the end of my pinky finger, it now makes a clicking sound and has an aching pain if I hold too much. What are my options?

Broken Pinky finger: Depending on the timing of the fracture, you may have developed a condition called either a delayed union or non-union. In either case if this involves the joint, traumatic arthritis (pain) may develop and result in deformity or autofusion. Since the pinky is involved in power grip activities this should be evaluated by a hand surgeon beginning with an x-ray. Surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Hello sir, center part of my right hand is cut with a glass and it goes deep in my hand due to this injury upper part of my one finger doesn't move??

Hello sir, center part of my right hand is cut with a glass and it goes deep in my hand due to this injury upper part of my one finger doesn't move??

Serious: This appears to be a serious hand injury with tendon damage. Go to the hospital emergency room where your injury will be evaluated. You may need to be referred to a hand surgeon or one may be called in to treat you. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My fingers (mostly index and middle) on my right hand are sore and stiff?

See neurologist: Possibly carpal tunnel if numb and you are having trouble with gripping stuff and opening jars but other diseases can also be considered. You need to be seen and be examined by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Cut my hand between thumb and index finger with glass cup it is a little deep maybe 1.5 CM what do I do need help fast?

Cut my hand between thumb and index finger with glass cup it is a little deep maybe 1.5 CM what do I do need help fast?

Pressure: Anytime there is a cut and there's bleeding, you'll want to put continuous pressure with a clean towel, etc. If it's on your hand, we worry about tendons being involved, so if there is any difficulty moving your fingers or weakness if your fingers, it's even more important to see your doc. At your doctor visit, ask about a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the past 5-10 years. Good luck! ...Read more

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4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?

4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?

Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevate. If pain and bruising persists, I would recommend getting a hand xray. ...Read more

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My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. Tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. Recovery?

My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. Tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. Recovery?

Need more info: Hopefully you were treated by a hand surgeon. This kind of repair is tricky and should be done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. My strong suggestion is if you did have a repair of the laceration and have these side effects you should return to the surgeon and following that you may need rehabilitation to try to return to normal use of your right hand. ...Read more