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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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Hand Swelling (Definition)

Hand swelling is also known as Swollen hands. 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


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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 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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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 dont have a history of gout or other joint issues. ...Read more

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My husband (37) just started taking bystolic 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 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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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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