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My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

Possibly,: Particularly if you hit it with and object, against an object, jammed it, etc. See your doctor for an x-ray and examination. ...Read more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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My pinky finger is swollen and bruised could it be broken?

My pinky finger is swollen and bruised could it be broken?

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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I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

Not likely: It would be unusual for a joint infection to present one month later. Lacerations to the fingers can be stiff, sore and swollen for months. Keep your finger moving and try scar desensitisation massage by massaging the area with hand cream three or four times a day. ...Read more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more

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Why is my left thumb numb?

Why is my left thumb numb?

Numb thumb: Causes of a numb thumb include pinch nerve in the arm (carpal tunnel syndrome is one example of this), pinced nerve in the neck (likely c6), or damage in the central nervous system (ms, stroke, tumor). See a pm&r specialist or neurologist to sort this out and treat it. ...Read more

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On my right hand my index finger's knuckle at the base is very swollen. What can I do?

On my right hand my index finger's knuckle at the base is very swollen. What can I do?

Evaluate this immedi: It is hard to answer this question without further details. How long has the finger been swollen? Did this happen after a bite wound or an injury? I would be concerned with a joint infection. If it becomes progressively red, swollen, and painful, I would have this evaluated immediately. If this has been a chronic and ongoing problem, it could indeed represent inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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Why is my ring finger on my left hand hurting?

Why is my ring finger on my left hand hurting?

See details: There are several possible causes including tendinitis, arthritis or post-traumatic issues. Have you seen an orthopedist, rheumatologist or hand surgeon? Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen in my wait fingers and right arm what is it?

Swollen in my wait fingers and right arm what is it?

Many possibilities: I assume you mean right fingers and arm are swollen. This can be from an injury, infection, blood clot or other causes. See a doctor and get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?btw been 3 days.

 Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?btw been 3 days.

Indicative of ser--: --ious injury.must B evacuated by an orthopedic surgeon since it most likely involves serious ligamentous injury that if not treated can't cause lifelong problems. Get in & B Cn! ...Read more

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Why is the ring finger of my left hand hurting?

Why is the ring finger of my left hand hurting?

Numerous causes: Too many causes to make a diagnosis in this forum. See your doctor ...Read more

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My pinkie finger is swelling and discolored, what is wrong with it?

My pinkie finger is swelling and discolored, what is wrong with it?

Trauma: The most likely cause of isolated pinky swelling in a 38 year old is trauma. There are some uncommon circulation or entrapment problems that can cause swelling but they are not likely. Have you injured the pinky in some way? Have you slept on your arm or hand in an unusual way? ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Several reasons: Injury, gout, infection, circulotory disorder are all possiblities. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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