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My right foot is swollen for no reason? No trauma. Could it be infected?

My right foot is swollen for no reason?  No trauma.  Could it be infected?

Possibly: While infection may create inflamation with associated swelling, unilateral leg or lower extremity swelling is also associated with other conditions including a DVT and should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Recently, my entire left arm is very tender to the touch for no apparent reason. What could be causing this?

Recently, my entire left arm is very tender to the touch for no apparent reason.  What could be causing this?

Need more info: There are several things that may cause your problem from infection to neurological problem & one or two other reasons. Please see your family physician for an examination ASAP ...Read more

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Hand swollen for no reason what could it be ?

Hand swollen for no reason what could it be ?

See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids. ...Read more

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1st metatarsal head painful to touch, but there is no bump, redness, or swelling. Why would this be hurting?

1st metatarsal head painful to touch, but there is no bump, redness, or swelling. Why would this be hurting?

We're on the bone : Is it painful? If on the bottom a sesamoid injury or plantar plate injury is possible. If on the side a tight shoe could of been a culprit. If on top, it is possible a tendon is irritated......sometimes underlying tissue can be irritated without there being lots of swelling.... ...Read more

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My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?

My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?

Inflammation: Swelling and elevated esr could signal an infection either in the joint or bone, or an immune type arthrtitis like rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, serum sickness like reaction. History as to recent drug intake, other symptoms like skin rash or sore throat, fever or swollen lymph nodes may give clues, in addition to other labs or imaging studies. ...Read more

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My nose is painful and swollen. There is no bruising or blood. Could it be broken?

My nose is painful and swollen. There is no bruising or blood. Could it be broken?

You are a minor: Answering your question is not possible since we cannot advise minors on medical conditions of theirs without parental permission. Please have your parents signup for a HealthTap Account. They can then, ask any question they'd like on your behalf. Mean time, talk to your parents about your nose and I am sure they will know what to do. ...Read more

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Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Some possibilities.: certainly a mild cold could do this (and there is a cold going around that has made the front page sections!) Other mild viruses such as mononucleiosis, or tumor, or other infection would be expected to do much more than mild increase in shize of one tonsil. ...Read more

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My thumb is not swollen but I can't tell if it is jammed or swollen, any movement causes a sharp pain.

Thumb joint problem: You complain about pain on motion of one of the joints of your thumb. You can get a finger splint at your local pharmacy which will stop you from moving it. You can take Ibuprofen, Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin (all the same but for spelling every 8 hrs. Dose is wt (kg) x 10 mg/kg every 8 hrs. Easiest to take 7AM - 3 PM - 11 PM. ...Read more

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There is pain in my ankle but no swelling or bruising. What could it be?

There is pain in my ankle but no swelling or bruising. What could it be?

Ankle pain: Different types of arthritis, sprains/strains, bone tumors could all cause ankle pain minus the swelling or bruising. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause my left armpit to hurt? It is tender & swollen even for a tshirt to touch. No spots or infections and has been over 6months.

What could cause my left armpit to hurt? It is tender & swollen even for a tshirt to touch. No spots or infections and has been over 6months.

Ancillary adenitis: one possibility is axillary lymphadenitis. You need to be examined by a physician to evaluate for adenitis with emphasis on chronic causes ...Read more

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My toenail is only attached on one side. I taped it down because snagging it hurts. It is getting black from underneath. There is no pain, discharge or odor. Could it be fungus?

Could be: Although it could be fungus, the loose nail must come off. To leave it attached can cause pain and be a source for infection. See your doctor for a referral to a specialist to remove the loose part of the nail. It should grow back after removal. ...Read more

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My arm is sore and for no reason, what could it be?

My arm is sore and for no reason, what could it be?

Is it nerve pain?: The first thing to do is figure out where the pain is - soft tissues, bone, joint, nerve pain that radiates through the whole arm? With that information it's easier to figure out the source of the pain. It's not uncommon for a person in her 40s to have nerve impingement. It could be a minor irritation or the start of something more serious. It's best to have a doctor evaluate you. ...Read more