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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside. Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?

Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside. Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?

See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine your hands in person. See your own doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My finger is swollen, like it has a bump, and it's itchy but when I scratch it it burns a lot. I see 2 tiny red dots on it. Did I get a spider bite?

My finger is swollen, like it has a bump, and it's itchy but when I scratch it it burns a lot. I see 2 tiny red dots on it. Did I get a spider bite?

I think so: Well...its hard to tell right now. Spider bites are extremely painful. The spider venue that's injected causes necrosis (kills cells causing them to look black). It can itch. But pain is the number one symptom. Yes it can be red as well. The 2 tiny dots may be the fang injection points. ...Read more

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Swollen finger with red dots from a cut days ago it's now throbbing with pus coming out of it I feel like it's broken im in a lot of pain please help?

Swollen finger with red dots from a cut days ago it's now throbbing with pus coming out of it I feel like it's broken im in a lot of pain please help?

Infected finger: This sounds ominous. See your GP, the finger needs to be cleaned; you may need an xray and antibiotics, if you have a wound and a fracture we call this an open fracture and this has to be treated proactively to prevent infection to the bone and joint not only to the surrounding tissues ...Read more

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Two fingers (top part) itchy, red& swollen. Few red bumps/blisters maybe? Few red dots undar skin. I kno I had a small cut on1 finger if that helps??

Two fingers (top part) itchy, red& swollen. Few red bumps/blisters maybe? Few red dots undar skin. I kno I had a small cut on1 finger if that helps??

Infected: Could be herpangina or could be staph/strep or could be
spider bite. Go see a doc. If you begin to see red streaks up the forearm and or tender nodes in elbow or axilla, go see doc immediately. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers swollen in the mornings when I awake?

Why are my fingers swollen in the mornings when I awake?

Arthritis?: Sounds like arthritis. The classic syptoms include morning stiffness and swelling that resovles in 30 min. See a hand surgeon or a rheumatologist for an evaluation to make sure this is all it is. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers swollen every morning?

Why are my fingers swollen every morning?

Edema or inflammatio: Several causes including but not limited to heart related, kidney related, heart failure, liver issues but it is a vague symptom and may not be anything serious. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my fingers swollen in the cold?

I'm wondering why are my fingers swollen in the cold?

Reaction: Some people have what is called cold erythema. This is an allergic type reaction to cold exposure. The cold air causes histamine to be released and this causes swelling and itching. You can help this by taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and try to keep your hand warm or wrap cold items with a towel. ...Read more

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I have been waking up in the morning lately with my fingers swollen what does that mean?

I have been waking up in the morning lately with my fingers swollen what does that mean?

See a rheumatologist: You need to be properly diagnosed and you need to determine whether the swelling is generalized or really just limited to your joints. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Many reasons: Many reasons, check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Finished taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

Finished taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

It will go away: All the changes in your skin and hair will go away in a short time after your last dose of Taxol (paclitaxel). Most patients are fully recovered in 3 to 6 months. So do not worry about the swelling...there is no treatment for it but your body are repair and normalize it slowly but surely. ...Read more

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My wrist and middle finger are very sore and sensitive after bowling a few games the other day, my fingers swollen and slightly discolored?

My wrist and middle finger are very sore and sensitive after bowling a few games the other day, my fingers swollen and slightly discolored?

Poor equipment fit: This obviously could be something else but the most likely reason is poor fitting equipment. Have you had the holes in your bowling ball professionally assessed? Try that.
Sore wrist is common if you are trying to put spin on the ball and if the ball is too heavy.
Try wrist guards and a lighter ball. ...Read more

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I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

Circulation.: I am assuming you mean swelling from excess blood flow and not actual blood.
Could be a DVT in the arm. It would be important to have an exam done and maybe some testing.
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A friend had surgery dislocaited L shoulder six months still very painful cast on arm fingers swollen unable to move arm forward is that normal?

A friend had surgery dislocaited L shoulder six months still very painful cast on arm fingers swollen unable to move arm forward is that normal?

R/O DVT VS RSD: NOT NORMAL POST OP : DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral arm pain and swelling.. A Doppler US of the upper extremity will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD(REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). He needs to be reevaluated exam/labs/shoulder MRI and bone scan. ...Read more

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What can I do to address swollen fingers, swollen joints, body aches, and headaches?

What can I do to address swollen fingers, swollen joints, body aches, and headaches?

Go see what's wrong: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection/ thus you should go see your doctor- in the meantime it may not hurt to try acetaminophen/ibuprofen/naproxen if you don't have an allergy to these meds- but significant enough symptoms to eval. ...Read more

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Hi, I often woke up in the morning with my lip, eye and/or fingers swollen. Is this a symptom of an illness? Thank you

Hi, I often woke up in the morning with my lip, eye and/or fingers swollen. Is this a symptom of an illness? Thank you

Hormonal?: This can be related to hormonal changes in the body that occur in females. Also an allergy can cause this but that usually itches around the eye. You should check with your primary care provider to make sure. ...Read more

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Headache right side, slight facial numbness right side, fingers swollen, feet swollen, fast HR, 93 pulse ox, low grade temp what's going on?

Headache right side, slight facial numbness right side, fingers swollen, feet swollen, fast HR, 93 pulse ox, low grade temp what's going on?

Be evaluated now...: Going to be evaluated so to assure what may cause neurological symptoms and low-grade fever, edema of extremities ASAP. How to get the related things for good medical care? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc for right diagnosis and good care. ...Read more

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My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot

My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot

See details: This situation needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Pain and swelling in the hands is never normal and can have several causes, some of them potentially serious. ...Read more

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Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen.?

Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen.?

Further workup: May need further workup. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are many other potential causes. Psoriasis is one example. A percentage of patients with psoriasis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis, and it is characterized by diffuse swelling in the fingers. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful. The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep. My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful. The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep. My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

Ganglion cyst: Obtain a second opinion or ask for clarification from the surgeon. Perhaps the cyst is not causing any problems and you misunderstood the surgeon's reason (s) for not operating. Ganglion cysts are filled with synovial fluid and are an out-pouching of the joints or tendons. Surgical excision remains the primary treatment but sometimes they are aspirated or injected with cortisone. ...Read more

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My mother in law's arms get numb and her fingers swollen why is that?

My mother in law's arms get numb and her fingers swollen why is that?

Many possibilities: Her doctor is the best person to figure this out. Problems in the joints, nerves, or blood vessels may be causing these symptoms. A primary doctor or rheumatologist may be helpful. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat joint and musculoskeletal conditions. ...Read more

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Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Not good: Go to nearest Emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Mottled skin is a sign that there are changes in the blood vessels below the skin causing a patchy bluish purplish color a sign of decreased circulation. You need to find out what condition is causing these symptoms!!! ...Read more

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Hello! I use clorox to wash the dishes n cleaning the bathroom now my fingers are becoming swollen n ithchy n some redness...please can u help me?

Hello! I use clorox to wash the dishes n cleaning the bathroom now my fingers are becoming swollen n ithchy n some redness...please can u help me?

Gloves: If you're not wearing protective rubber or latex gloves your skin is being irritated and inflamed from moisture and exposure to chemicals. If you must use chlorox you'll have to protect your skin. ...Read more