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Hands Swollen And Numb
Fingers (middle & pinky are worse) of r hand swollen & little numb; no pain; sudden onset-no contributing factors; health hx: celiac; 20 y/o f; help?
My grandfathers hand is swollen and numb at the fingertips. He can't even button up his shirt. What do you suggest?
Not if your sane: There is no short answer. We need to know where, how often, how long he has had the numbness. What kind of work/hobbies he does. ...Read more
Both my hands stay swollen and numb. It's worse in cold weather. They crack and bleed. They turn purple and red.
Need more informatio: A dermatologist will help you. She will be interested in your activities and job. Wet work? Food handling? Hands exposed to cold? What have you tried so far? Meanwhile make sure you have warm gloves when you go out or drive. Get a ceramide cream such as Eucerin in a jar or pump bottle. At bedtime soak hands for a long time in hot water, then rub in the cream. Repeat in AM. Use chapstick on cracks. ...Read more
Question cut off: This will require actual assessment for correct diagnosis and follow on recommendations. Your actual question does not seem to have made it on to your submission. ...Read more
Woke up last night with my arm / shoulder numb (wasn't sleeping on it) and my hand was very swollen and numb and hurt, any suggestions?
Three fingers and the right half of the back of my hand is swollen bruised and numb from friday night. It appears to have gotten worse. The numbness makes it difficult to type although the more I type it seems to be feeling a little better. What's my best
See hand specialist: Persistant swelling and numbness on the hand is concerning. In implies some kind of injury or pressure on the nerve and if left alone without treatment can result in permanent impairment. I recommend getting evaluated by a hand specialist (plastic or orthopedic surgeon) as soon as possible. ...Read more
Extreme pain in both arms, my hands are swollen and go numb. If kept elevated, I get pins & needles feeling in them. Is this serious? What will help?
Possibilities: Most common cause could well be carpal tunnel syndrome;i.e., compression of median nerves at wrist. But the response to elevation might raise concerns regarding thoracic outlet syndrome, a brachial plexus compression bilaterally. This is best evaluated and confirmed on EMG testing, which will lead to treatment and likely symptom reversal. ...Read more
I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue.?
Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks /3 days. My doctor checked my cervix & said still closed. Have swollen ankles, swollen hands, tingling, numb with pain, sob &hbp. Can I induce?
Induction of labor: A few key questions...Were you previously hypertensive outside of pregnancy? How is the baby's growth doing? Has the baby had a nonstress test done? How much protein are you spilling in your urine? All of these are important questions to determine if you need inducing in late preterm gestation (36 weeks to 38 weeks and 6 days). ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: This is a common feeling that patients describe when hands go numb. If you havenot already seen your pcp or neurologist then see them soon to diagnose the reason for your hands going numb. The commonest problem is called carpal tunnel syndrome. Once diagnosis is confirmed you will get a referral to a hand specialist for probable surgical release of compression of the median nerve. ...Read more
The tips of my index and thumb fingers of both hands feel swollen and a bit numb, but they visually seem fine. It comes and goes. What could it be?
Continue to monitor: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. See your physician for evaluation if your symptoms persist or you develop new associated symptoms. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia. Htm ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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
Hands r numb & swollen when I wake, I also have a mass in side of neck that's hard, have had a biopsy awaiting results, any reason more for hand issue?
Needs exam and tests: It may or may not be related to the lump in the neck. But awaiting biopsy report get your hands checked as they are swollen in the morning. You may need thorough exam and some blood tests and if the swelling is found in the joints of hands, you may also need X-rays of hands. So get if checked while you are waiting for biopsy report, Consult your medical doctor ...Read more
I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?
I am 38 weeks pregnant & my doctor my cervix is still closed. Have hbp, swollen ankles/hands (numb, tingling, pain), sob & snore. Should I be induced?
Right numb/ swollen: Could be impingement from a nerve like thoracic outlet or vascular occlusion either artery (your hand would be cold) or vein, or could be lyme if in your area, or shingles or herpes or rarely MS, autoimmune or vascular brain issue. F/u/ w/ doc /ER /urgent care today. ...Read more
My hand keeps getting numb and swollen and the right side of my chest is tightening up what could be the problem?
Call your doctor: This forum is inadequate to appropriately tackle this question. Call your doctor. ...Read more
What could cause my hands and feet to be going numb/feeling swollen for the past week and today feel constantly numb/swollen?
Possible raynaud's: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. ...Read more
Why is my right hand often swollen when I wake up? It's not numb/tingling and I've had no injuries.
Positioning: This is probably due to positioning, that is to say you maybe sleeping on that hand. Try to change your sleeping position and see if that helps. ...Read more
For the past couple weeks when I sleep, my hands begin to tingle and feel numb and become swollen. What is causing this?
I had pec repair surgery 24 months ago and since then my whole hand frequently gets swollen and kind of numb. What's affecting my hand?
I've been waking up with swollen hands and feet, everywhere actually and numbness in my hands? I can't even wear my rings? What can be going on?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Possible arthritis: See your primary care doctor for examination and referral to rhuematologist. ...Read more
I hit the back of my hand on an oxygen tank at work yesterday. The area hit was red, swollen and numb. Today it's still numb.?
My pinky in my left hand has been swollen for more than 3 weeks and I also have numbness between my index fingerand thumb as well as on my right hand. What should I do?
How come my left feet is kinda swollen and my left feet and left hand are getting tingly numb lately?
Neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more
My feet, hands and face are so swollen that it hurts and feels numb at times. My due date is October 23, 2016.
My hands and fingers hurt all day, they are swollen and warm. Whenever I lay down they get tingling and numb. What should I do?
Over the past three weeks I have een experiencing numbness, tingling, and swollen right hand. What cud be causing this? Before this, I had wrist pain.
My hands are tight with numbness and red hot burning finger tips they also are itcwhy and so swollen I can't put them togeather. What is wrong with th?
Rheumatologic: There are some rheumatologic conditions that can give you those types of symptoms. It could be a problem isolated to the hands or one that has potential to affect other joints. A dermatologic condition should also be considered. To make the diagnosis an examination and lab work needs to be done. There are meds that can be helpful but need diagnosis first. ...Read more
Hands very itchy where nerves can be pinched. Pinching and rubbing helps but stings, numbs, then returns. Father's the same. Red and swollen after.
Woke up & still 2wks later have: swollen tight hands w numbness tingling & red hot fingertips w pain in elbows. Wakes me up in night w severe pain.
Complicated: Unusual set of symptoms in one your age. Complexity indicates that a doctor needs to be involved. A neurologist seems to be the type of specialist who can best diagnose your problem. Carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome might be considerations, but these are only wild guesses. Cock-up wrist splints worn at night will help if is carpal tunnel. ...Read more
when I am sleeping my hands get tingling or numb, then swollen and severe pain moves toward elbows, when I stand up it gets better, what is it? Tks
Sounds like CTS: Carpal tunnel sundrome (cts) is compression of the median nerve at the wrist and commonly causes numbness and tingling in the hand. Some people sleep with their wrists bent, which may lead to nerve compression with night/morning symptoms. Try wearing braces at night and if your symptoms don't resolve, see a hand specialist. ...Read more
I awoke several times last night by pain and numbness in my rt arm and hand. Today my rt hand is swollen and stings, arm stiff and achy. Any ideas?
This sounds like something serious and you should rush to a doctor's office. The description is vague but one thing that popped up in my mind would be a spider bite.
Have you been reaching into dark corners within a few hours before this event? ...Read more
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