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I Cut My Thumb
GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more
Finger burn with: hurting wrist. It MAY be that you are compensating for the temporary loss of use of your finger by holding your wrist in an unusual position causing strain. Please see your doc to have your wrist examined. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I fell off my skateboard and got a cut on my hand and now my hand is swollen and I cant stretch out my pinky
It can be an : Infection, alternatively if you fell you may have broken the pinky. I would see a doc, if the laceration is deep you may need a tetanus shot depending on the last time you had one, an antibiotic may be needed if its determined you have an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb injury: Minor cuts can lead to major problems and especially in the thumb which is of course of major significance to hand function. Given the history you give one would have to be suspicious of an infection and i would get in to see a doctor soon to make sure. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood : Ubroke a small vessel in ur contusion (bruise)...It goes from black/blue/purple to yellowish to normal. ...Read more
? trigger finger: Pain when bending the thumb is usually do to a slight swelling of the tendon that bends the thumb. This tendon must slide through a tunnel at the base of the thumb and the swollen tendon does not slide easily and can get stuck. This can be treated with a splint the limits motion, anti-inflammatory meds, or more commonly a cortisone injection. Surgery to release the tunnel is occasionally needed. ...Read more
I punched a woden shelf with my right hand when i lost my temper and my middle finger knuckle is swollen snd i can't squeeze my hand. What happened?
I cut my finged about a week ago and it wss a straight cut.to my thumb kinda deep now.its kinda.swollen is that.normal?
I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked
Nerve laceration: or partial injury can make an area feel numb and change when there is more swelling. A bruise may also be more symptomatic to a nerve woth increaed blood and swelling. Gravity helps put more blood in exacerbating swelling, thats why it feel better to elevate, so do so! and follow up for an evaluation wrt the laceration, including assesment of sensataion and motion ...Read more
Cut: if even remotely questioning about stitches it sounds like it is a significant cut... Best to get it checked out as if you wait too long, they cannot put in stitches, plus you need to make sure no tendons were cut, go see a doctor today. ...Read more
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I cutted my finger with knife,i cutted my general vein on my index finger and i was stiched and everything but know my finger is frozen?
Immediate recheck: with the physician or surgeon who sutured the finger. Call or go today: symptoms are ominous. ...Read more
Possibly: Was the thumb numb immidiately after you cut it? Where on your thumb is it numb? Usually nerve damage causes only part of the thumb to be numb. For example a cut on the palm side of the thumb will make the tip of the thumb on one or both sides of the thumb feel numb but usually not the back of the thumb. If the whole thumb is numb it may be due to swelling. I would consult a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.
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