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Woke up this morning & my entire right hand is swollen & won't go down. I slept on that side last night but I've been up for a while & its still swoll?

Woke up this morning & my entire right hand is swollen & won't go down. I slept on that side last night but I've been up for a while & its still swoll?

Trauma?: The sudden swelling of an isolated extremity often is traumatic in nature. See exactly what happened before bed and if you indeed hurt the hand during sleep. If the swelling remains after a day or so or another area swells see your physician to work up the cause Read more

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My right hand is swollen and in constant pain?

My right hand is swollen and in constant pain?

Arthritis is possibl: You needed to see your physician. This could be arthritis, but there are a lot of different types of arthritis and we want to make certain that you don't have arthritis caused by infection. More Important we need a definite diagnosis as to what type you have. The earlier diagnosis the more effective therapy is so you do not need to wait any further you need to get this defined. Read more

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Right hand is swollen and so much pain. Pain runs down my right side of my body?

Right hand is swollen and so much pain. Pain runs down my right side of my body?

Not sure!: Swelling implies some type of inflammation, or less likely a circulation problem. Radiating pain suggests a possible pinched nerve. Not common that these two things occur together. Many possible causes for these rather general complaints. Get it checked out by your doctor. Read more

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My son is 48 he does not use alcohol or drugs and has never smoked. His right hand is swollen and painful what could cause this?

My son is 48 he does not use alcohol or drugs and has never smoked. His right hand is swollen and painful what could cause this?

Many Causes: There are many causes of hand swelling including tendonitis, arthritis, auto-immune problems such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, trauma, broken bones, lymphatic problems and much more. Obviously, need to have a through history and physical exam, as well as further tests such as xray and labs to help determine or "rule out" certain etiologies (causes). Read more

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The little finger of my right hand is swollen in the middle at the joint area and aches, why is this?

The little finger of my right hand is swollen in the middle at the joint area and aches, why is this?

Probably a sprain: Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff, swollen and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent. It is a good idea to get a sprain evaluated early to make sure nothing else is going on and to completely understand the condition. See a hand surgeon. 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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Hi I woke up yesterday morning to a red rash on both hands. Thought they could be wind burn from being in cold. Now my right hand is swollen any help.

Hi I woke up yesterday morning to a red rash on both hands. Thought they could be wind burn from being in cold. Now my right hand is swollen any help.

Hand rash/ swelling: How cold did you get? Do you have pain? Did your fingers turn white/ blue at any point? Could be frostbite, or Raynauds (usually fingers turn white or blue) Would go to the ER this morning/today to prevent permanent damage Read more

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My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

Infection? Gout?: Time to look for other things that may not be seen on an xray. Your doctor was probably looking for any small fracture that could be causing the pain. Have you had any fevers? Redness? Recent cuts or abrasions around the finger? Consider that your symptoms may be from an infection. Gout is another possibility. Make sure you followup with your doctor and good luck! Read more

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My husband (37) just started taking bystolic (nebivolol) for high bp. He is having heartburn & his right hand is swollen & itchy. Is this a side effect or more?

My husband (37) just started taking bystolic (nebivolol) for high bp. He is having heartburn & his right hand is swollen & itchy. Is this a side effect or more?

Never say never: It is unlikely but he should discuss this with the doctor who started him on the drug. He can look for a cause if the drug is not felt to be the culprit. 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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Hi, this past tuesday evening I punched a wooden beam. Now the top of my hand is swollen when I push down on the swollen part, which is the entire top of my right hand and you can't see my pinkie and ring finger knuckles because of the puffiness, it doesn

Hi, this past tuesday evening I punched a wooden beam. Now the top of my hand is swollen when I push down on the swollen part, which is the entire top of my right hand and you can't see my pinkie and ring finger knuckles because of the puffiness, it doesn

Yep.: Yep. You probably have what's called a boxer's fracture. It most commonly occurs not in boxers but in people who have punched walls or wooden beams. What's likely broken in the bone that connects your pinkie finger to your wrist, and possibly also the one next to it. If so, you need a cast. If you don't treat it, you could wind up with a permanent deformity in your hand. Read more

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I had capel tunnel surgery 8 weeks ago every morning when I wake up my hand is swollen and stiff but gets better during the day is this normal?

I had capel tunnel surgery 8 weeks ago every morning when I wake up my hand is swollen and stiff but gets better during the day is this normal?

After carpal tunnel: Mild pain may be a sign of normal healing (we all go at a different pace), pillar pain, pain from joints adjacent to the carpal tunnel, another source such as a trigger finger, scar sensitivity, swelling from overdoing it too soon, and the list goes on. Arthritis in finger joints can also cause AM swelling and stiffness. Many assume the CTS is for all the symptoms but often there is more going on. Read more

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I sprain my wrist 5 mon ago and wear an ACE wrap at night, when I wake up ion the morning, my hand is swollen and ache. What does this mean?

I sprain my wrist 5 mon ago and wear an ACE wrap at night, when I wake up ion the morning, my hand is swollen and ache. What does this mean?

Too tight: It probably means that you apply the ACE to snugly/ you mention a cyst on MRI?? where was it
try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at bedtime BUT not too tightly this keeps in body heat and increases circulation and may help / also may try DMSO which is a horse liniment which can be found at Tractor Supply or similar stores apply 3-4 x/day it helps many aches and pains
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I wake up every morning and my right arm is numb, my hand is swollen and my fingers tingle. What is wrong?

I wake up every morning and my right arm is numb, my hand is swollen and my fingers tingle. What is wrong?

Nerve impingement: Transient symptoms of numbness, tingling, swelling and weakness in one arm upon awakening are usually caused by nerve impingement due to sleep position. If symptoms do not improve shortly after waking and becoming active, one should consider another cause. Read more

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My right hand and arm often is off the bed when I sleep and my right hand is extremely swollen when I wake up like this is something wrong?

My right hand and arm often is off the bed when I sleep and my right hand is extremely swollen when I wake up like this is something wrong?

Arm swollen sleep on: No you are most likely observing the effects of gravity on fluid accumulation in the dependent arm which does not move when you sleep and gravity never sleeps. Or you may be blocking off the blood and lymph drainage from your arm and it swells. I trust you have not had any surgery on your right arm, been broken or had breast CA surgery on R. We can chat if you need more help. Read more

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Why is my right hand often swollen when I wake up? It's not numb/tingling and I've had no injuries.

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

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Why does my right hand swell up and in is pain when I wake up? Swollen joints

Why does my right hand swell up and in is pain when I wake up? Swollen joints

Possibly arthritis: You may have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritris or another condition that can have arthritis (swollen joint (s)) as part of the condition. Infection (active infection or your body's response to an infection somewhere else in your body recently) can also cause hand and joint swelling depending on how quickly it began and how long it's been swollen. See your doctor soon. Read more

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