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Hand flapping in adults?

Hand flapping in adults?

Tremor: This sounds like a tremor, which could be neurological and needs evaluation. ...Read more

Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more


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Hand is a 9 for pain in knuckles index to middle to ring fingers. Swelling in knuckles pain in wrist?

Hand is a 9 for pain in knuckles index to middle to ring fingers.  Swelling in knuckles pain in wrist?

Inflammatory arthrit: Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Arthritis for relief. But more importantly see a good rheumatologist. New onset inflammatory arthritis is possible. Need to check for markers (labs). There are various types of arthritis only an experienced doc can differentiate and indicate the specific treatment. ...Read more

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Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?

Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?

Cyst: Sounds like a preauricular cyst. Easy to treat with antibiotics but most likely will need to be removed. See a pediatric surgeon or pediatric ent. ...Read more

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Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more

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Is carpal tunnel syndrome common in Young adults? I'm 19 and experiencing pain in the veins of my hands at night

Is carpal tunnel syndrome common in Young adults? I'm 19 and experiencing pain in the veins of my hands at night

Not terribly: No, carpal tunnel syndrome is not terribly common in young adults, but it is not unheard of either. Patients will usually have numbness into the 1-3 fingers in the hand. Pain in "your veins at night" is not real classic for it either. Consider seeing a hand specialist to discuss likely cause. Be cautious of jumping into getting a nerve test as there can be many incidental false positives. ...Read more

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My hands are in such agonizing pain with swelling in between first two large knuckles.

Hand pain: Unless this is due to recent injury or overuse, the combination of joint pain and swelling is characteristic of arthritis. This should be helped with warm applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms persist consult a rheumatologist or hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are bruising and swelling in the fingers a sign of wrist fracture?

Are bruising and swelling in the fingers a sign of wrist fracture?

Possibly fractured: It's hard to tell without more information. However, if you injured your wrist and not your fingers, black and blue and swelling can be a sign of a fracture. The bruising is from blood seeping down from the injured area, and a fracture is very likely to cause this situation. It is worth having it checked, since some fractures of the wrist do better when treated early. ...Read more

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Severe elbow and wrist pain, numbness in fingers and swelling in fingers?

Severe elbow and wrist pain, numbness in fingers and swelling in fingers?

Arthritis : You may have arthritis. You need to be evaluated to see for sure. Sometimes of arthritis need to be treated immediately. As a rheumatologist we consider these a medical emergency. Your physician should evaluate you and if necessary have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.

I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee.  No apparent swelling in ankles or feet.  No pain or redness.

Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course would be to see your family doctor, orthopedist or podiatrist for evaluation. A physical exam and possibly X-rays or an MRI can answer your questions. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and brusing with swelling lump in center?

Wrist pain and brusing with swelling lump in center?

Wrist pain: If there is bruising, this may be due to trauma and the formation of a hematoma (blood collection). If there is no trauma, this may be due to a ganglion cyst. I recommend an evaluation with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand. Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand. Fear of motor neuron disease.

Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand.  Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand.  Fear of motor neuron disease.

Suggests following: Anatomy is consistent with a left ulnar neuropathy, but on left arm in your age group, there may be concern of cardiac referred symptoms, and best to have your doctor check for both. Unclear to me why you would focus on "motor neuron disease", which is completely devoid of sensory issues. Would some counseling be of value. ...Read more

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Have Trigger Finger/Pain Accompanied w/Arthritis in the middle digit on left hand Which Pain relievers would work the best???

Have Trigger Finger/Pain Accompanied w/Arthritis in the middle digit on left hand Which Pain relievers would work the best???

If indeed you have-: -a trigger finger, surgery is usually indicated. A cortisone injection can be tried, but they are usually not long lasting. Surgery is my rec. ...Read more

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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some  hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Six pack hand : Six pack hand exercises are easy to look up online. Just search and you'll find many diagrams. It's easy to find these online ...Read more

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Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Needs further eval: I'm sorry this is happening to you. You need your arm evaluated because it's unclear if the MRSA knuckle infection is related to the numbness in your arm. I see that you had a right shoulder reconstruction- are your symptoms occurring in the same arm? If so, that would be more of a reason to have your affected arm evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling?

What causes hand swelling?

Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kidney problem. It's also possible you just slept on it and the swelling will go away by itself. ...Read more

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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


Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more