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My index finger has been swollen around the nail for two weeks and the skin below the nail just started getting yellow, should I be worried?

My index finger has been swollen around the nail for two weeks and the skin below the nail just started getting yellow, should I be worried?

Sounds like infected: This sound like a bacterial infection and the yellow color makes me wonder about pus. Infections in the nail area and end of the finger can be tricky because the room for expansion is limited. I think this might need to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.

Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.

Watch digit use: You can just watch. Generally if an infant guards or refuses to use the injured part further evaluation is definitely warranted. 1 concern would be if there is an injury to the growth plate. Kids are very resiliant and learn to adapt. I would watch overall use. ...Read more

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Why is my finger swollen at the fingertip? I need some advice.

Why is my finger swollen at the fingertip? I need some advice.

Swollen finger: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why is my finger swollen and bruised still? I need some advice.

Why is my finger swollen and bruised still? I need some advice.

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I think i suffered a paroxysmal finger hematoma today and the hematoma is really painful and the finger swollen, should I be seen by a dr.?

I think i suffered a paroxysmal finger hematoma today and the hematoma is really painful and the finger swollen, should I be seen by a dr.?

Paroxysmal finger he: This is also called achenbach syndrome. It's etiology is poorly understood at best. It may be associated with other diseases , but that is undetermined at present. It is benign , it usually resolves in a couple days. I know - I have had the same sort of episode in my left thumb ! ...Read more

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For about a month I have woke up with my finger swollen and hard to bend. I did not injure it at all?

For about a month I have woke up with my finger swollen and hard to bend. I did not injure it at all?

Many possibilities: There is a long list of diagnosis possible for atraumatic finger swelling and stiffness. Most common is a trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis, but other possibilities in the long list include infection, inflammatory conditions such as gout or ra, aggravation of underlying arthritis... Only way to find out for sure is evaluation by a qualified medical provider -. ...Read more

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What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?

What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured  8 hours ago?

Crush injury: The symptoms suggest some neurologic injury as there are paresthesias, possibly from the swelling. This seriously calls for an physician's examination. Circulatory compromise is also a consideration. ...Read more

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