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I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

Finger swelling: There are really all sorts of things that could cause this depending on the exact nature and location of the swelling. So, for example, sudden joint swelling could be arthritic, as with gout. The end of the finger or even the entire digit can swell with some infections. Cysts that fluctuate in size can cause sudden isolated swelling. And of course trauma. Have someone take a look. Good luck. ...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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How can I reduce finger swelling?

How can I reduce finger swelling?

Motion and elevation: If the cause has been treated and controlled, motion and elevation is all that is needed. But it mat still take a long time to clear up. ...Read more

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My finger swelling since 6 month?

Look into cause: If this is one sided, i would seriously recommend evaluation for possible mechanical lymphatico-venous obstruction. If bilateral there may be a variety of other causes. Start with your internist. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get finger swelling? Is he right?

Swelling: Finger swelling has many possible causes, and it best evaluated by a physician when the finger is actually swollen. ...Read more

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I am having weird finger swelling and pain.. How can I get if fixed? What could it be?

Get it checked: Finger swelling and pain can be from a variety of causes. Notably trauma or injury, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or lupus. Also osteoarthritis can cause these symptoms. Best to have it evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Or what?: Infected, inflamed, fractured, gouty, rheumatoid, injured in soft tissue alone, tendonitis, trigger finger, arthritis , a tumor, vascular disease, cold intolerance, raynauds, many things can cause swelling. ...Read more

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How to reduce chronic finger swelling?

Many ways: It depends on the cause... Is it related to retaining fluid through out the body? An injury? Arthritis? Even some rheumatologic conditions can cause chronic finger swelling. Your primary care doctor can help sort these out and decide if you should see a hand surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause finger swelling?

What can cause finger swelling?

Swelling can b from: Trauma, crush, sprain, osteoarthritis, bruise, gout, inflammatory arthritis, circulation issues, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, trigger finger , tenosynovisits either infectious or aseptic, salty food, thyroid disease, water retention, kidney disease, tight garments, tight ring, sleep position, fracture, dislocation, bug bite, sliver, rose thorn, atypical bacterial infection, fungal infection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of painful finger swelling?

What is the cause of painful finger swelling?

Finger swelling: Trauma, infection, tenosynovitis, synovitis , arthritis, vascular issues , tumor come to mind as possibilities. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Yes: The body's natural response is to swell an area of injury. If there are no significant injuries (fractures, torn ligaments, skin damage) moving the finger will help decrease the swelling. ...Read more

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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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