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My Finger Hurts And Is Swollen
Depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. In a 20 year old patient, osteoarthritis is highly unlikely. But, some of the other arthritides that are inflammatory in nature can have an early age of onset. If it is a persistent problem and you have a family history of these types of illness, then it is reasonable to have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it
Abscess? Herpes?: Usually this is a bacterial infection (eg staph or strep) starting in a hangnail. But could be herpetic whitlow, finger infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV1 or HSV2), usually at same time as new oral or genital herpes, but sometimes by itself. See a doctor right away. Bacterial infection may need pus drained and/or an antibiotic, and herpes needs prompt diagnosis and antiviral treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p
I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie. I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?
Hi My left pinky finger hurts to bend but it's not swollen and I didn't hit it, my hands sometimes hurt off and on. I work a lot and I'm a cashier.
See details: It is difficult to give a specific answer without being able to examine the finger but it may be tendinitis. If you are concerned have it evaluated. ...Read more
I dont know what caused it but my index finger hurts around the nailnthe cuticle to the first knuckle is red and swollen what do i do to make it bette?
Paronychia is the: term for an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. Try warm soaks for 15 minutes in a 50% solution of antibacterial soap in water. Do this three or four times a day. Paronychia is usually caused by common skin bacteria entering the skin around the nail that has been damaged by dishwashing, other irritants, or finger sucking. If it does not improve, see your doctor. ...Read more
Cracked knuckle 2 days ago & finger hurts bad and looks deformed. Can bend it but very tender/sore./cold. Did I break it? Not swollen
Very possible : You need an xray, improperly healed fractures of your metacarpals or proximal phalanges can leave you with chronic pain issues, inability to use your hand adequately, poor grasp and a visibly deformed hand. The solution for these latter problems are a lot more complicated with extensive recovery compared to just having a cast or pins in for a few weeks. Do not ignore this problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a cut on my left forearm. Stitches, no abt. The back of my hand is now swollen and my ring finger hurts. Is this an infection or is it normal?
Not normal: Call the doctor and get the arm reexamined asap. ...Read more
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