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My Thumb Is Swollen
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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 ...Read more
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.
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 ?
See physiian: This may have started with an insect bite. Your descriptions suggests that youmay have either an allergic reaction to a bite or an infection, with or without a bite. You need to see a physician to evaluate it and prescrive antibiotica or other medicine to help clear it up. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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