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Do doctors see a lot of patients with finger swelling?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with finger swelling?

Yes: We need to know where it is swollen, which fingers are swollen, are they painful, does this interfere with your function to do daily tasks, do you have other medical problems, what medications do you take and so forth. You would need an evaluation to help clarify the diagnosis. There can be very simple cause, most fo which are not a dangerous problem but there can be serious ones. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on.  Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ?infected bite ?allergic reaction ?trauma ...Read more

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What can cause finger swelling from a plant?

What can cause finger swelling from a plant?

Inflammation: Whether infectious or not an come from being stuck in a finger. A reaction to the plants chemistry or in cases infection from the skin a typical bacteria or rarer such as sporotrichosis from a rose thorn can present with similar symptoms but the time frame may be different as fungal infections like sporotrichosis take weeks to worsen bottom line swollen finger after puncture? Seek attention asap. ...Read more

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Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Or what?: Infected, inflamed, fractured, gouty, rheumatoid, injured in soft tissue alone, tendonitis, trigger finger, arthritis , a tumor, vascular disease, cold intolerance, raynauds, many things can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Yes: The body's natural response is to swell an area of injury. If there are no significant injuries (fractures, torn ligaments, skin damage) moving the finger will help decrease the swelling. ...Read more

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I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

Finger swelling: There are really all sorts of things that could cause this depending on the exact nature and location of the swelling. So, for example, sudden joint swelling could be arthritic, as with gout. The end of the finger or even the entire digit can swell with some infections. Cysts that fluctuate in size can cause sudden isolated swelling. And of course trauma. Have someone take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having weird finger swelling and pain.. How can I get if fixed? What could it be?

Get it checked: Finger swelling and pain can be from a variety of causes. Notably trauma or injury, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or lupus. Also osteoarthritis can cause these symptoms. Best to have it evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more