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My Thumb Is Swollen
Yes: this may be an infection. Recommend medical evaluation.
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Gout vs Infection: Classic gouty symptoms or infection. Usually a blood test and possibly a joint aspiration can prove which most of the time. You can get a cortisone shot in the joint when they do the aspiration. I find a shot (in arm or buttocks) of the NSAID Totadol gives 80% - 90% relief in 30 minutes for gout but not infection. Either can ruin the cartilage, infection in 2 days, gout in a few months. Get checkd
Get a check up: It could be hematoma or gouty arthritis. Please get it evaluated by your physician.
The fatty part of my thumb is swollen and hurts when ever I apply pressure.this happens every month or so. Not sure what to do at this point.
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My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.
My thumb is swollen and bruised and hurts . Could it just be jamed frind fell on it ! he is about 80 pounds and he bent the thumb backward's
A : A thumb that hyperextends or is forced backward could not only be "jammed" ie have a joint bruise, it could have a ligament injury that needs treatment. An ulnar or radial collateral ligametn injury can be partial requiring immobilization or it may be completely torn often requiring surgery. An exam by a hand surgeon, sometimes leads to an mri, sometimes to splinting or casting and at times surgery. Faliure t-o care for these injuruies can lead to long term issues with the thumb as it is used in grasping.See 1 more doctor answer
I have what looks like bug but on the side on my thumb. For the last couple days I have been pushing out clear juice from it. And my thumb is swollen ?
My thumb is swollen/hurts a good bit i canmove it just can't grab/open stuff without throbbing pain. Cld it be stubbed or maybe broke? What can do?
Could be infection: This sounds like an infection, especially if you pick at your cuticles, have dry, cracked skin, or chew your nails (but even if you don't infection can occur). See your doctor promptly and have this treated (may need drainage and antibiotics).
Tenosynovitis: How mobileis the finger? There is concerned about infection or tendinitis. Based on the mobility of the finger and if there's any deficits of motion, we would consider getting an MRI. If the area is tender or red and painful then there is concern about infection, if there's any history of trauma we would be concerned about tendon tears or avulsions.
I accidentally tore out a skin tag near my thumbnail and now my thumb is swollen. Can you recommend a way to ease the soreness?
I think I was bitten by something back in May and since then my scalp and skin is so itchy and now my thumb is swollen and throbbing! Is this possible?
I have trouble opening and closing my right hand my second finger from my thumb is swollen and very painful.and my left hand is also very painful too ?
My thumbs badly swollen and i've got an american football match on saturday any advice to reduce swelling and pain? Ice isn't working
I'm not sure if : I'll help u on this since u r competing with U.S.A. (joke!). Consider to take nsaids(iboprofen) if no allergies, have an xray taken to check for fracture esp. If there's a history of bruising etc. Continue with the ice packs for one more day then soak in warm water. Good luck on ur competition!
I think i hyperextended my thumb. It swollen but I am still have rom. I have pain when i move my thumb certain ways. What is the plan if care?
See an orthopedist: Make sure the joint has not been damaged, that there are no factures, and that it does not require casting or other means of immobilization. Go and get seen at someplace that has a hand surgeon on call.
Have doctor look: I hope this isn't an injury or other problem you have waited too long to check.
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