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Help my right hand is swelling along the pinky side of wrist. I need to finish my paper. What to do?

Help my right hand is swelling along the pinky side of wrist. I need to finish my paper. What to do?

Hand swelling: Best way to get swelling down in your hand is to elevate above your heart. Then you need to explain why it is swelling. Was there some activity that caused it to swell? For now, keep it elevated and apply ice. ...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


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I have a slight swelling on the upper part of my right hand - the other side of the palm - and it is painful -?

I have a slight swelling on the upper part of my right hand - the other side of the palm - and it is painful -?

Could be infection: It is difficult to tell exactly what you have due to limited info, but trauma, tendinitis, phlebitis (inflammation in vein) can cause such symptoms. Infection (cellulitis) is more of a concern here. If you recently had iv/blood draw, bug bite, scratched by cat/dog/rose thorn etc...And now have swollen hand, please consult doc for eval. Sorry I can't tell for sure. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a visible swelling on the right hand side of my lower abdomen, it's more obvious when I lay on my back. Pls what could it be?

I have a visible swelling on the right hand side of my lower abdomen, it's more obvious when I lay on my back. Pls what could it be?

Not certain: The swelling may be related to internal healing following your appendix surgery, or may be something else like a hernia. You should have it checked, particularly if it is painful or the swelling does not go away when you change position. ...Read more

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Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu

Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu

I: I wonder if you had bleeding from a small blood vessel. If a small blood vessel tore, it would cause bleeding and discoloration. It sounds like there was no injury that you recall, which makes it very unusual to have the swelling or the tear in the blood vessel.

If you have this happen again or see bruising or discoloration, you should be seen and evaluated, or of course if you had any signs of infection in your hand. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. No Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. No Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

Angioedema: This sounds like angioedema and the swelling will gradually resolve over hours. You could try Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Stop any new medications just in case. See an allergist for a workup. No need to worry unless you have a recurrence with any internal swelling like the tongue, throat or in the abdomen. ...Read more

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I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all.?

I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all.?

Liquid bandage: One of the best things to use to get small cuts like this to stop hurting immediately is a liquid bandage. There are several brands, one is called NuSkin. It stings when you put it on but it stops soon and then it seals them off and stops the pain. Make sure to was you skin with warm water and soap well before applying and make sure the skin is dried completely before applying. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and swelling on right hand. Anything I can do to get it down?

Elevation: Elevation, icing, anti-inflammatories and behavioral modification are the cornerstones to edema reduction. ...Read more

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I hurt my hand hitting it on someone's leg and it bent back. It immediately swelled the swelling is just above my wrist next to my thumb (right hand)?

I hurt my hand hitting it on someone's leg and it bent back. It immediately swelled the swelling is just above my wrist next to my thumb (right hand)?

Get it checked ASAP: Injuries of the hand can be complex and the location, mechanism of injury and rapidity of swelling suggest either an avulsion fracture, tendon injury, or other injury such as dislocation of one or more of the bones in the hand near the wrist. If you have a family doc, they often can see you for an acute care visit. Consider an urgent care facility or the ER. Best to take hand injuries seriously. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my joints swell up unexpectedly about every month or so? My middle finger on my right hand swell up and makes it impossible to even bend or use my finger at all. Then the swelling moves over to my wrist on the same hand and sometimes

What does it mean if my joints swell up unexpectedly about every month or so? My middle finger on my right hand swell up and makes it impossible to even bend or use my finger at all. Then the swelling moves over to my wrist on the same hand and sometimes

MD visit: Though the interval timing confuses me a little, I would send you to your pcp and be tested for arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis. Your md with tests should help you gain information and hopefully relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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The top of my right hand is swollen with a painful spot halfway up the first finger bone (between my finger and wrist) the pain and swelling are only?

The top of my right hand is swollen with a painful spot halfway up the first finger bone (between my finger and wrist) the pain and swelling are only?

Infection can be: Present when swelling and pain spreads along hte finger from the hand or the finger to the hand. Seek medical care as infections can get serious fast. Especialy if it just started rapidly and is associate with pain and redness and you don't have a history of gout or other joint issues. ...Read more

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After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?

After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?

Wrist Xray: You cannot rotate your wrist because why? Of pain? Or your wrist just doesn't work? You best see an orthopedic or hand specialist to examine the wrist physically and may need an xray or even an MRI to see what is going on. How forceful was the wrestling? How inebriated were you at the time? ...Read more

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Hand still swelling and painful after 20 weeks of carpal tunnel release surgery. Also just had same surgery and wrist release paratendon on right hand?

Hand still swelling and painful after 20 weeks of carpal tunnel release surgery. Also just had same surgery and wrist release paratendon on right hand?

You need F/U: This is not typical after a routine carpal tunnel release. You should be feeling much better by now. A potential complication of any surgery is the development of rsd or crps (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome) this can be treated but you need to see your doctor. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Have pain in right hand with vein swelling. No injury. Swelling goes down if I raise hand above head only?

Have pain in right hand with vein swelling. No injury. Swelling goes down if I raise hand above head only?

Phlebitis: What you are describing sounds like superficial phlebitis- which is inflammation (swelling) of a vein which is close to the skin surface. We treat these with warm compresses and elevation of that extremity. The swelling can take anywhere from a few days up to a week or so to resolve. Always talk to your doctor if it does not improve with these simple measure as other causes will need to be sort. ...Read more

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My right hand response is slow to completely unresponsive. Won't do what I want. Not numb or tingly no swelling or discoloration.?

My right hand response is slow to completely unresponsive. Won't do what I want. Not numb or tingly no swelling or discoloration.?

Nerve compression: Your compalint is strongly suggestive of a nerve compression. This could be in the neck, shoulder area, elbow, or wrist. Sometimes only the motor componet of the nerve is compressed and you have weakness without any numbness. Get it checked out by your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Swelling of right hand and fingers. Bumpy rash.?

Swelling of right hand and fingers. Bumpy rash.?

Varied causes: It could be an allergic reaction to something you came in contact with or other form of eczema but best to get checked as you may need medication to resolve issue. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the top of right hand and swellng in right lower leg?

What causes swelling at the top of right hand and swellng in right lower leg?

Swelling leg anhand: Swelling could be caused by a number of things. Was there any trauma? Could be hypertension dvt, heart disease, kidney failure. Elevate both above the heart to see if a reduction is noted. If not, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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After drinking, I woke up with a swollen right hand/ that was black and blue. Two days later, swelling has gone down, but still somewhat tender.?

After drinking, I woke up with a swollen right hand/ that was black and blue. Two days later, swelling has gone down, but still somewhat tender.?

Didn'tFeelAThing?: Well, looks like you won the fight! Press on each knuckle, then the other bones in that hand and if there is any spot of tenderness and it doesn't go away in a week get it checked out. If there's any deformity, get it checked out now. If there's any cut over a knuckle get it checked out right now. Then go ask your friends what happened and if no one knows, make-up a good story. If they do, I hope you won ...Read more

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Should I be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?

Should I be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?

SWELLING BRUISING: SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE YOUR BRUISING.
AND I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
AND WHEN IT ACTUALLY DID HAPPEN.
PLEASE SEE YOU PCP.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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My partner started working 7 weeks ago and on a nightime his right hand keeps swelling up and is very painful, what could be causing it?

Neuritis: Repetitive trauma to the wrist could result in a carpel tunnel type syndrome.

Sometimes nsaid's could be helpful in reducing symptoms. Can take before and after work providing he has no allergies or GI problems.

Neurologist or hand surgeon can give a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My middle knuckle on my right hand just started swelling and it hurts. Should I wait it out?

My middle knuckle on my right hand just started swelling and it hurts. Should I wait it out?

No: It could be gout, so get it checked. It can also be an acute infection so either way, get it looked at please. ...Read more

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After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.

After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.

As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take as directed. The swelling more concerning. If pain worsens or same intensity last more than 2 weeks should consult orthopedic surgeon for exam and mri. Can take 6 weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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I woke up today with right hand very swollen. It has been over 3 hours and the swelling hasn't gone down and I can't make a fist. Any suggestions?

I woke up today with right hand very swollen. It has been over 3 hours and the swelling hasn't gone down and I can't make a fist. Any suggestions?

↑ed body H20 in gen?: Swelling most commonly a symptom of heart weakness, sick liver (↓albumen) &/or kidney failure; local accumulation reflects additional problem (s) due to hand hanging low, venous obstruction &/or lymphatic obstruction. Keeping hand elevated above heart level as much as possible (without kinking veins) will spend up clearance but this is only temporary. Seek out much better help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Severe pain in top of hand. No injury xrays clear. Hurts to move pressure on. I have ra. Was in just right hand now in left. Swelling. Crying &worried?

Severe pain in top of hand. No injury xrays clear. Hurts to move pressure on. I have ra. Was in just right hand now in left. Swelling. Crying &worried?

With RA there R-: -many possibilities such as tendon inflammation or joint. This could B a flare up, so get back 2 Ur rheumatologist 4 eval. Need hands on exam as well as labs. ...Read more