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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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Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist..They really hurt when I first wake up in morning.My pointer finger is the worse.?

Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist..They really hurt when I first wake up in morning.My pointer finger is the worse.?

See your doctor: If it persists, this should be evaluated as dr. Williams recommended. A rheumatologist may be helpful. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, and bone and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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I woke up and my middle fingernail on my left hand is swollen and hurts on the left side of the nail. What could possibly be wrong?

I woke up and my middle fingernail on my left hand is swollen and hurts on the left side of the nail. What could possibly be wrong?

See a doctor: it could be many things.it it keep hurting and there is a sign of infection like redness see a doctor ...Read more

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If been shooting meth for at least 6 years now. Here recently when I do the next morning my hands are swollen red and hurt. Why is that.?

If been shooting meth for at least 6 years now. Here recently when I do the next morning my hands are swollen red and hurt. Why is that.?

Erythromelalgia: It's going to get worse if you continue this insanity. You're asking for gangrene. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap. If you continue, meth will kill you -- I've autopsied folks who've died from it and they actually do tear their flesh off their bodies at the end. Please get help. ...Read more

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I been taking levaquin for two weeks now can iit be the cause of my hands feeling swollen and fingers hurting when i make a fist? Also flomax (tamsulosin) for pros

I been taking levaquin for two weeks now can iit be the cause of my hands feeling swollen and fingers hurting when i make a fist? Also flomax (tamsulosin) for pros

Yes levaquin (levofloxacin) : Quinolone antibiotics ( Levaquin (levofloxacin) ) may have the side effect of joint aches and pain and to a lesser extent but of greater consequence tendon rupture ( achilles' tendon being the most common). These side effects are uncommon but you need to be aware of. ...Read more

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I got a bite on my hand 5 days ago. Today my neck is stiff, my hand is still swollen, my hand hurts and yellow pus is coming out of my hand?

I got a bite on my hand 5 days ago. Today my neck is stiff, my hand is still swollen, my hand hurts and yellow pus is coming out of my hand?

Treatment needed now: A hand bite can become a severe infection. If there are any signs of infection, antibiotic treatment is needed. For a bad infection or a rapidly progressing one, hospitalization for I.V. Antibiotics and/or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm having alot ofpain in my right ring finger close to my hand I can make a fist if I force it. My hand isn't swollen and it hurts to flex my hand.

I'm having alot ofpain in my right ring finger close to my hand I can make a fist if I force it. My hand isn't swollen and it hurts to flex my hand.

Ring finger/hand pai: May be ulnar nerve irritation or a form of thoracic out let syndrome. If you rub your elbow it may elicit the pain which may help in diagnosis. Also may have elements of carpal tunnel with pain on wrist flexion. Check that both wrist pulses are present,as, if not and have cold hands it is a medical emergency. Would follow up with doc /orthopedist . ...Read more

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I hurt my hand and it's slightly swollen, bruised, hurts to bend, pressure hurts, and it hurts to pinch my hands together. What should I do? Thanks

I hurt my hand and it's slightly swollen, bruised, hurts to bend, pressure hurts, and it hurts to pinch my hands together. What should I do? Thanks

ICE, AND ELEVATE,: ICE THE HAND TO REDUCE SWELLING ELEVATE TO HELP DRAIN THE FLUID AND GET IMAGING OR VISIT AN ORTHOPEDIC DOC TO MAKE SURE NOTHING IS BROKEN OR SPRAINED. ...Read more

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I had cts rels 9 weeks ago, my arm, hand , elbow is swollen , & hurts, i was inj with cortisone today for tennis elbow, & still in pain, what else is wrg?

I had cts rels 9 weeks ago, my arm, hand , elbow is swollen , &  hurts, i was inj with cortisone today for tennis elbow, & still in pain, what else is wrg?

Tendonitis : If your ctr has improved your night pain, numbness and tingling in your hand, etc.; but not completely, give it more time it usually gets better w/ time.If u have had no improvement this would be unusual and other dx. Should be considered including radicular pain from a pinched nerve in the neck. Tennis elbow can co-exist w/ cts and confuse the picture . See your ors for evaluation. ...Read more

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My left hand is a little swollen and hurts when i bend it back, but i haven't done anything to it. Should i get it checked out or wait it out?

My left hand is a little swollen and hurts when i bend it back, but i haven't done anything to it. Should i get it checked out or wait it out?

Rest it for 48 hrs &: Take some NSAID like Ibuprofen ( if your stomach can handle it). If getting worse then definitely see your pcp/orthopod. ...Read more

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My new puppy bite me on my hand hard yesterday. It hurt swollen. What should I do?

My new puppy bite me on my hand hard yesterday.  It hurt swollen. What should I do?

See doctor: It is possible that the bite wound is infected and you may need antibiotic treatment. If you can not see your doctor, go the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Ask about taking rabies and tetanus vaccination, also.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I got a IV it got my hand red and swollen it looks normal hurts when i try but can't put my hand straight feels like a ball inside it wut can it be?

I got a IV it got my hand red and swollen it looks normal  hurts when i try but can't  put my hand straight feels like a ball inside it wut can it be?

Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is inflamation of a superficial vein. It can happen with IV catheters. See doctor if it's hurting or red to be sure is not getting infected. ...Read more

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I had a fever and sore throat with bloody sputum for a week now I have a itchy rash and my hands feet and face are swollen and hurt to move what is it?

See doctor: It could be a bacterial infection (strep?), residua of a viral infection, allergic reaction, or other. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I hit my hand lightly with a hammer busted a blood vessel now hand is swollen and hurts do i see my doctor or will it just heal?

I hit my hand lightly with a hammer busted a blood vessel now hand is swollen and hurts do i see my doctor or will it just heal?

Yes see your MD: some times blood collected in the closed compartments of hand in return the increased pressure inside may damage the nerves and blood vessels , your doctor will evaluate and if needed will refer you to a hand surgeon ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs 2 days ago. My hand is swollen and bruised. What do you think is wrong with it? It also hurts to move my pinky finger.

I fell down the stairs 2 days ago. My hand is swollen and bruised. What do you think is wrong with it? It also hurts to move my pinky finger.

Get X-Rays: Depending on the position of your hand and your pinky finger, you may have anything from a minor bone or soft tissue bruise to something more severe like a fracture involving one of the bones of the hand. Have your local pcp evaluate the injury, get x-rays and advise you as to your next step in management. ...Read more

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I took a CPR class today & we were doing chest compressions all day. Now my left hand is swollen & my left arm is starting to hurt. Is this okay?

Trauma: It sounds like you may have strained one of your muscles or ligaments. If this is the case, resting the area should help. CPR, if done properly, should not cause the administrator any pain. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Given what you : Have wrote, I feel an xray is in order. Ice and elevation with compression if possible with a small ace bandage. Don't wrap too tight that you cut off your circulation. ...Read more

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I punched my hand on a metal cart and a wall a few days ago, my ring finger and pinky hurt alot as well as my knuckles. My hand is swollen.what should i do?

I punched my hand on a metal cart and a wall a few days ago, my ring finger and pinky hurt alot as well as my knuckles. My hand is swollen.what should i do?

Get an x ray: It is very possible that you have fractured a finger. You need medical attention with x rays to determine the level of injury ...Read more

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Hand is swollen, painful, sometimes much colder than the rest of body. I also have pains shooting from little finger almost to elbow. Wrist hurts too.

See doctor ASAP: The coldness of the hand and the pain are worrisome for a blood clot or narrowing of one of the arteries either problem can be very serious. Sometimes, nerve entrapment or spasm in a blood vessel can do this. Get it checked out soon. ...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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7 yr old daughter broke elbow last night on trampoline, hand is swollen and warm, when she moves her fingers her elbow hurts more. Is this normal?

7 yr old daughter broke elbow last night on trampoline, hand is swollen and warm, when she moves her fingers her elbow hurts more.  Is this normal?

Maybe: Swelling and pain are part of fractures. With elbow fractures you need to pay close attention to their hand. If it swollen the splint may be on too tight and is impairing circulation. If her fingers are a different color than her other hand the splint may be to tight as well. Keep her hand and elbow elevated to reduce swelling. If the swelling or pain are worsening take her back in to be rechecked ...Read more