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Dr. Jose J Monsivais Dr. Monsivais
Surgery - Hand Surgery
46 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Why am I getting hand swelling at night, without tingling? It's similar to when I go walking and my hands swell.

Why am I getting hand swelling at night, without tingling? It's similar to when I go walking and my hands swell.

Dependent edema: If it is not associated with pain or swollen joints, all you need to do is be more actve with your hands and elevate them. Medications for high blood pressure can do this, as well as some heart medications and even antiinflammatories. Iif it persists or becomes progressive, need to be evaluated for lymphedema.

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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


Dr. Lori Lange Dr. Lange
Family Medicine
years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My feet & hands are swelling in the night I'm waking up and my hands are numb swollen I can't feel them. Feet severe pain walking hurt bad. Pls advise?

My feet & hands are swelling in the night I'm waking up and my hands are numb swollen I can't feel them. Feet severe pain walking hurt bad. Pls advise?

Neuropathy: Nerve pain is due to a cause. I would start with a doctor check up and labs. Peripheral neuropathy could be caused by diabetes, deficiency of B12 and Folic Acid, reduced kidney function, arthritis or other. The causes are treatable with oral medication. The pain will only get worse without treatment.

Dr. Traci Buxton Dr. Buxton
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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I have bad swelling on hands after night eating salty foods. Related?

I have bad swelling on hands after night eating salty foods. Related?

Yes: Excessive salt consumption can definitely cause swelling in the hands and feet. Cut back on eating salty foods for a week or two, but see your doctor if your symptoms don't improve.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Y my hands swelling up.?

Y my hands swelling up.?

There are many: Reasons why this can occur. Hence, it is prudent that you visit your internist.

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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What causes hands swelling on a baby?

What causes hands swelling on a baby?

Not normal for: A baby to have swollen hand unless bitten by a bug or something. Please have your baby checked out before it gets worse. The other thing is an injury, want to rule out fracture. You did not give any more information aside from swelling. Hard to say. Just the same take your baby to the doctor asap.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Hands swelling after weed whacking. What should I put on it?

Hands swelling after weed whacking. What should I put on it?

Swelling may be due: To vibration, muscle fatigue and just regular blood flow, with your hands dependent ie down and working hard, but while some swelling is normal, noticeable swelling is not. Metabolic, blood pressure and endocrine issues come to mind. Gentle elevation and ice works best but if this is a change in behavior of your hands you need to see your pcp and have some basic things checked out!

Dr. Raymond Raven Dr. Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
20 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Why are my hands swelling and itching?

Why are my hands swelling and itching?

Other symptoms?: Although itching can be caused allergies, compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome should also be considered if you have numbness and/or tingling. The numbness is usually worse at night and in the morning. It can also develop during activities such as brushing your teeth, talking on the phone, and driving a car. See a board certified dermatologist or hand surgeon for a evaluation.

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller Dr. Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
47 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What causes hand swelling on a baby?

What causes hand swelling on a baby?

Unknown: A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand see your baby's doctor : thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft tissue abnormalities, and a whole host of other things. Assymmetry in one limb vs another should be investgated.

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What can be done for hand swelling?

What can be done for hand swelling?

Depends: On what the cause is. Is it due to an injury, poor circulation, collagen vascular diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lymphatic problems, etc. Finding the cause will help to determine the treatment.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Why is my hand swelling after injury?

Why is my hand swelling after injury?

Swelling quite: Simply is a sign of injury and or inflammation, or infection blood or fluid accumulated in tissues due to broken blood vessels or fluid shifts from histamine release near inflammtion or due to tissue destruction from infection.

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What to do for hand swelling from a slammed car door?

What to do for hand swelling from a slammed car door?

Xray: The first thing to find out is whether you broke any bones, so get your hand xrayed. If it's just bruised, there's not much you can do except apply ice until the swelling goes down, then baby it until it heals.

Dr. Matthew Welsch Dr. Welsch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
21 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What is the definition or description of: hand swelling?

What is the definition or description of: hand swelling?

Yes: 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 the extent to injury.

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Dr. Raymond Raven Dr. Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
20 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How do you stop your hand swelling up after you hit a wall?

How do you stop your hand swelling up after you hit a wall?

Ice, elevation, and-: See a doctor. If you have significant hand swelling after hitting a wall, you may might have a fracture or tendon injury. Be sure to see a doctor for a comprehensive evaluation.

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Dr. Mark Einbecker Dr. Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
32 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How to reduce severe hand swelling besides beside applying r I c e?

How to reduce severe hand swelling besides beside applying r I c e?

See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis.

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Is hands swelling without blueness part of raynaud's phenomenon or something else?

Yes and no: If you have raynaud's to answer this question we need to now why you have raynaud's. Certain conditions that can cause raynaud's can also cause hand swelling. Your evaluation will clarify this and this needs to be done.

Dr. M Felix Freshwater Dr. Freshwater
Surgery - Hand Surgery
45 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Severe hand swelling & pain no medical facility been able to help me can you please help?

Severe hand swelling & pain no medical facility been able to help me can you please help?

Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. How long has this been going on? Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident?

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Dr. Jared Adams Dr. Adams
General Practice
7 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

Go to the ED now: A doctor needs to evaluate for infection or necrotizing fasciitis. Perhaps it's just a bruise, but that is not something I can tell from your description.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out.

Dr. Raymond Wittstadt Dr. Wittstadt
Surgery - Hand Surgery
32 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How do you stop your hand swelling up after punching a wall?

How do you stop your hand swelling up after punching a wall?

Ice and Elevation: If your hand swelled up after punching a wall it is highly likely that you broke something in your hand. You should get it checked out and x-rayed to make sure. Acute treatment for any type of potential fracture is to apply ice, and elevate the injured part above your heart. Stop hitting walls with your hand.

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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


Nocturnal (Definition)

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