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My Finger Is Swollen For No Reason
My finger got swollen for some reason is it normal I can't really bend it this happen with no trauma
RaiseHighGiveTheSign: Oh yeah? So where you been puttin' it?? It won't swell for no reason. Wearing a ring? If so, take it off. Is it red and does it hurt? Then you should see a doctor. Can't move it too well? See a doctor. Doesn't hurt but stays that way for a week? See a doctor. Get locked in the same position? See a doctor. Turn green with little squiggly moving purple things coming out of the sides? See a Witch doctor ...Read more
Swollen finger: If this is the result of trauma, typically the best thing to do initially is rest ice compression and elevation (rice). And then see a doctor to assess the degree of injury i.E is there a fracture. If it's not trauma related, one would need a further evalluation as to whether you have some vascular/circulation issue or possibly infection. Regardless, best to get a consult. ...Read more
See pcp: You have an infection- hot water soaks help. ...Read more
I have a small splinter in my finger but I can't get it out. My finger is swollen. What should I do?
I had a splinter in my finger and I took it out 5 days ago and now my finger is swollen and ED and hard what should I do?
Infected: Your finger area is infected. Finger infections can be serious. Soak in Epsom salts. Be checked asap. Likely need antibiotics. ...Read more
My finger is swollen and a little red not sure what caused this but I am having some discomfort in the finger. How can I treat it? Any ointments?
Need more detail: Various possible diagnoses. May need DR. Meanwhile can soak in hot water, then rub in vaseline or other lubricating ointment (cream). ...Read more
My pinkie finger is swollen. Why? What should I do? (i did not injure it. It's been like this for more than 3 months & hasn't gotten better or worse.)
Evaluation: May be warranted but the most common issue if it is. It an infection may be arthritis. Low grade swelling may also accompany a trigger digit. If the swelling is significant infection either slow growing material such as fungal or atypical bacteria vs beacon ern. Finally the arthritis that one sees on the little finger distal joint close to the nail is common location. Hand surgeons can help tell. ...Read more
Finger swollen: It is important to find out why by seeing u pcp and receiving treatment. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: I suggest you have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Finger: It really depends on the timing since the onset of the injury, the death of the cut, and the progression meaning has been getting better or worse. If it seems to be getting better but is still slightly swollen this is probably normal is getting more swollen or extending up or down your finger you need to seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more
If you got a ring stuck on your finger, and finger is swollen, what is the best way to get the ring off?
Several: If you have done all that your can with greasing agents (crisco works well), have tried ice, and it just will not come off, then there is a way to wrap the finger from distal to proximal and the pass the end under the ring and reverse the process. This works often. If you cannot removed the ring and there is danger of the ring remaining, then you will have to have it cut off at er or elsewhere. ...Read more
My finger is swollen and can barely move it or straighten it out. Pretty painful too. No injury what could be wrong?
Really a spider?: Spider bites on the finger can be quite painful, as the finger doesn't have a lot of room to swell. Infections in a finger can spread easily through the hand. Watch this very closely. Sometimes, infections with MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) look exactly like a spider bite. So treat this with respect, and go to see your doctor or the er if anything seems worrisome. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Call your doctor: If you had a nerve test done for hand numbness, like carpal tunnel, and you are now worse than before the test you should call your doctor. Sometimes the nerve test will seemingly make things worse for a few days after the test. If the needle part of the nerve test was done it is possible that you have an infection although that is extremely rare. Ice, advil or aleve (naproxen). If not better call doc. ...Read more
Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
See provider: Please consider seeing your health provider to assess for possible autoimmune inflammatory arthralgia issues. ...Read more
Could be infected:
Swollen fingers are a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the tissues or joints of your finger.
This could be due to many causes including serious infections, inflammation, and trauma. If you have pain, redness, or warmth with the swelling you need immediate medical care for a possible serious infection. I suggest checking this out further in a clinic. ...Read more
Hi my pinky finger is swollen I think it is broken is it? I have iced it for 2 days and the swelling has not gone down
X-ray: You will need a medical evaluation and a x-ray to determine if your finger is broken. That question can't be answered without appropriate assessment. Take care. ...Read more
My finger is swollen and I can't get my rings down it. A softball hit it hard and I heard it crack. I cannot bend all the way. Jammed or broke?
Need xray: Sounds painful! Very difficult to determine if it is broken without an xray. I recommend buddy taping it to the neighboring finger, icing it 20 min on 20 min off, and keeping it elevated above chest level to reduce the swelling. Seek medical care if you are concerned about a possible fracture. Does not necessarily require ER. Urgent Care or your primary care provider should be fine. ...Read more
A section of my middle finger is swollen, I noticed in the middle of the day and it's not the first time it has done this. What is the cause of this? .
My left ring finger is swollen a bit. I had to fight to get my ring off and now it won't go back on. It was fine about an hour ago. I just washed my?
RING FINGER SWELLING: FINGERS SWELL WITH HEAT AND GET SMALLER WHEN COLD. ALSO SWELL WHEN TOO MUCH SALT. TRY TO AVOID SALT. FINGERS ARE MORE PUFFY IN THE AM OF AFTER USE. IF YOU COOL THE HANDS THE RING WILL GO ON. USE SOAP TO LUBRICATE. IF THE RING CUTS OFF CIRCULATION AND YOU CANT REMOVE IT YOU CAN GET IT CUT AT AN ER OR A FIRE STATION. A JEWELER CAN MAKE A RING LARGER AND ATTACH A BAND TO KEEP IN FROM FALLING OFF ...Read more
My finger is swollen it hurts a lot. No I did not jam it while I was sleeping it just swollen it is a little better what do you recommend me putting o?
Swelling dueto water: Leaking out of blood stream into tissues faster than removed. Elevate finger above heart as much as possible to ↓rate of leak, help ↓swelling along with heat (very warm water best) to increase circulation, supply of repair nutrients & cells into area to help heal injury. ...Read more
My finger is swollen as a ball hit the tip of it, I can move the lower finger but not the upper part when I touch it with a bit of pressure it hurts?
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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