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My pinky finger is swollen and bruised could it be broken?

My pinky finger is swollen and bruised could it be broken?

Broken finger: If you had an injury to the finger, recommend getting xrays to rule out a fracture. In a young, active male with a painful, swollen finger, this would be my first concern. Infection can also be a cause if there was no injury. Either way, recommend evaluation by a healthcare provider ...Read more

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My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout ?

My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout ?

Can!: It is not uncommon for the ankle to be involved. Certainly less common than the mtp, and more common than the knee. Upper extremeity joints are all less common than the lower extremity, because of their dependency. Fluid from your vascualr system seeps out more in the lower extremity. At night, water moves back into your blood stream than uric acid, which crystalizes and gout attack occurs. ...Read more

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My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

Possibly,: Particularly if you hit it with and object, against an object, jammed it, etc. See your doctor for an x-ray and examination. ...Read more

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Is a broken ankle swollen or painful?

Is a broken ankle swollen or painful?

Yes: Fractured (broken) ankles can be both painful and swollen. There are other conditions that can cause pain and swelling in a joint such as the ankle. If there has been trauma to the ankle, a sprain could give the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?btw been 3 days.

 Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?btw been 3 days.

Indicative of ser--: --ious injury.must B evacuated by an orthopedic surgeon since it most likely involves serious ligamentous injury that if not treated can't cause lifelong problems. Get in & B Cn! ...Read more

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What is swelling? The fluid? My knuckles areswollen & the area just below my middle finger feels very puffy, soft & is a bit discolored. Broken wrist

What is swelling? The fluid? My knuckles  areswollen & the area just below my middle finger feels very puffy, soft & is a bit discolored. Broken wrist

Swelling is fluid: This is a simplistic answer but .....Usually blood ( bruising) or cellular fluid ( from cell damage) or fluid from within the blood ( vessels stimulated to leak inflammatory fluids) ice, move your fingers, male a fist and extend fully even if it is tight, elevate just a little higher than your heart location ( chaness as you change position). ...Read more

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Top of shin swollen, is it broken?

Top of shin swollen, is it broken?

Injury? Distance: Running? Pounding exercises? It will require an x-ray to rule out a fracture. Take care. ...Read more

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Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle?  It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Swelling and pain: can be a sign of trauma , bruising or fracture. Also, a puncture wound associated with infection. Striking or hitting something with fist can cut the skin over a knuckle and pierce the joint space, leading to an infection. Human teeth, are notorious for these severe knuckle infections after altercations. Red bump can mean a lot of things but red, swollen pain _ get evaluated ...Read more

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Thumb has gone green, swollen and painful to touch. Is this gangrene?

Thumb has gone green, swollen and painful to touch. Is this gangrene?

Get it checked asap.: You will need a medical evaluaton to determine if you have a gangrenous thumb. It could be a pseudomonas infection. It is imperative that you get immediate medical attention for this. Infections of the hands and fingers are particularly serious & can do damage to the internal structures. ...Read more

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What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

Unknown: How long have you had it? What does it look like? Is it painful or itchy or swollen or ? Please be more specific. ...Read more

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My hand is swollen bruised and feels hard. The ER says no bones broken but very painful.

Ice and elevation: and over the counter pain meds like excedrin, aleve [generic ok] not sure what is cause unless you injured it , could be gout if red , hot swollen joint or infection , if worse see urgent care again ice over a thin cloth elevated above heart on a pillow for 30 min of every horu helps alot ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

 Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

Call Hand Specialist: It sounds like you should see a physician immediately. It sounds like you had a significant hyperextension injury to your thumb and you may have torn some of the ligaments that support your thumb because of the amount of swelling and redness. A doctor needs to check the blood flow to your thumb and assess any possible nerve damage,and any possible fracture/dislocation. ER if high energy injury. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Several reasons: Injury, gout, infection, circulotory disorder are all possiblities. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Big toe very sensitive, painful, swollen and red..Broken?

Please have this : Checked. There are a number of possible problems. An infection needs to be ruled out. Recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Could be infection: The most common thing to happen there would be infection. Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap.com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more