Top 20 Doctor insights on: Pain on outside of hand

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My son got hit with lacrosse ball last night and now has swelling and pain outside of hand from base of pinky downward. X-ray?

My son got hit with lacrosse ball last night and now has swelling and pain outside of hand from base of pinky downward. X-ray?

See doctor: If he has significant pain and swelling then it is possible that there is a fracture of a bone. I suggest taking him to a doctor or urgent care. Once a doctor examines the hand they can make a better decision about whether or not an xray is needed. I hope he is feeling better soon. Try some ice packs and elevation on it in the mean time to help decrease swelling. ...Read more

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How do I treat pain on the outside of my hand right below my pinky to wrist. I know its from texting.

How do I treat pain on the outside of my hand right below my pinky to wrist. I know its from texting.

Rest: If your assumption it is from texting than rest from texting will be the first thing to consider. Also you might want to consider an NSAID like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). Icing the area can also reduce inflammation. These are the most common treatments for tendinitis or muscle fatigue/inflammation. If it does not resolve after the rest and these things I would see a hand specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I took a fall on and tried to catch myself with my left hand. I have a pain in the outside of my hand below the pinky and into my wrist. I am 225 lbs?

I took a fall on and tried to catch myself with my left hand. I have a pain in the outside of my hand below the pinky and into my wrist. I am 225 lbs?

You need an x-ray: It's easy to fracture some of these tiny bones and you are not yourself tiny! Until you can get one, wrap your hand or put on a brace to keep everything in position and take some tylenol (acetaminophen). Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning pain in outside and palm of hand, outside of arm, side of neck and foot. Started in hand them added foot then neck. All same side.

Burning pain in outside and palm of hand, outside of arm, side of neck and foot. Started in hand them added foot then neck. All same side.

Many possibilities: This requires a thorough examination and possible laboratory studies, as hard to pin down precisely what is causing all of this. Some possibilities include shingles, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, stroke, neck problems. Get this fully addressed asap. ...Read more

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I have pain on the outside of my right hand, feels like I need to crack it but I can't. Sore whenever I turn my wrist inward. Haven't hurt it recently?

I have pain on the outside of my right hand, feels like I need to crack it but I can't. Sore whenever I turn my wrist inward. Haven't hurt it recently?

Wrist Pain: The hand and wrist is a complex structure. The bones of the hand and wrist are held together by an intricate framework of ligaments and nagging pain deserves attention.

Diagnosing wrist pain can be challenging and at times xrays or MRI may be needed to fully evaluate the cause of trouble. ...Read more

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My hands turn purple when I go outside why?

My hands turn purple when I go outside why?

Vasospasm: The change in temperature triggers a spasm in the blood vessels supplying your hands and results in the color change. This is usually not dangerous and can be helped by wearing gloves. ...Read more

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Both of my hands are shaking since I was outside?

Both of my hands are shaking since I was outside?

Need more info: Unless you were exposed to extreme weather conditions, allergens, or were engaged in some form of strenuous activity outside, the shaking of your hands is unrelated to going outside. ...Read more

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I work outside all day and my hands are always really dry, remedy?

I work outside all day and my hands are always really dry, remedy?

Protection: Protection of your skin is key - meaning both gloves to protect from physically abrasive materials like metals, tools, chemicals, etc and protection also with a good moisturizing agent. Choose a quality brand (aquaphor, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin, etc) without fragrances and apply liberally to hands multiple times daily. Auto & home repair stores also sell various barrier cream/paste products that may help. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. I am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like I'm dead?

I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. I am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like I'm dead?

Raynaud's Syndrome: What you describe is consistent with raynauds phenomenon, which is a vascular over-reactivity where arteries clamp down in the extremities, causing cold hands and/or feet, sometimes even with fingers and toes turning blue or white or red. It can exist by itself or it can be associated with other diseases, like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. You should talk to your medical provider about it. ...Read more

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My hands are darker from outside. How do I let them be the same colour as my body?

My hands are darker from outside. How do I let them be the same colour as my body?

Darker Skin: This is normal and not a medical condition or a disease. The skin there is most likely exposed to sun and the environment more than your other skin. This is normal and should not be of any concern. ...Read more

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Inside of me gets very hot and from the outside I'm cold I sweat so much, even while the ace Is on. At times my hands start shaking.?

Inside of me gets very hot and from the outside I'm cold I sweat so much, even while the ace Is on. At times my hands start shaking.?

Hormonal change: I would want you to go check yourself for thyroid abnormalities. This is a blood test. You may have an overactive thyroid function. Any weight loss or looser stools? ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if your parter finish outside and gets it on his hands and clean it with his hands and 5 sec puts it inside again?

Can you get pregnant if your parter finish outside and gets it on his hands and clean it with his hands and 5 sec puts it inside again?

Possible: Before a man ejactualtes, there is pre ejactualte that could have gotten in you which has viable sperm. There may be semen also still in his urethra after he ejactualated and then went back inside of you that may have come out. The pull out technique of birth control is not a good or reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get red and a little warm from time to time? It happend today, and I didn't go outside at all. It isn't cold in my house either.

Why do my hands get red and a little warm from time to time? It happend today, and I didn't go outside at all. It isn't cold in my house either.

Need more info: Do you take any medications, are you being treated for any chronic illnesses like diabetes? There are one or two other things that can cause this to occur like wearing something that interferes with blood supply in your armor wrist. To be sure I would suggest you see your family physician. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a drop of precum to dry up, or be dead? Outside the body. On hands, especially if you are touching other objects after?

How long would it take for a drop of precum to dry up, or be dead? Outside the body. On hands, especially if you are touching other objects after?

Here are some. ..: Specific study to address the concern in this Q has been lacking. But considering the highly fastidious requirement for sperm survival, a drop of pre-cum will dry and sperms - if any - will die in 10-30 minutes but depending on the size of a drop and its environment. Nonetheless, if worrying about pregnancy, do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it in a wk if the 1st was (-) & still... ...Read more

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Hi my hands keep locking up now and then, is it because I work outside in cold conditions to the point I can't feel fingers most mornings in winter?

Hi my hands keep locking up now and then, is it because I work outside in cold conditions to the point I can't feel fingers most mornings in winter?

? Raynauds: Sensory changes in hands when exposed to cold could imply cutaneous vascular spasm (raynaudschanges). Additional history and a visit o your doctor might help. Look for changes in skin color (as skin vessels constrict the skin turn white). Numbness and pain might ensue. Not sure eht is meant by "hands locking up"-- clarify for your doctor--do you mean joint stiffness.? ...Read more

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Advantages/disadvantages of a being right handed vs. Being a southpaw?

Advantages/disadvantages of a being right handed vs. Being a southpaw?

Right vs left handed: None that I know of. Unless you are boxing against someone who has never fought a lefty. ...Read more