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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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Big toe very sensitive, painful, swollen and red..Broken?

Big toe very sensitive, painful, swollen and red..Broken?

Please have this : Checked. There are a number of possible problems. An infection needs to be ruled out. Recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Husband rolled ankle, its swollen and bruised, painful too touch. ?

Husband rolled ankle, its swollen and bruised, painful too touch.  ?

If he can stand: it is 99% likely it is only an ankle sprain. The common ankle sprain has immediate swelling pain, sometimes a pop and tenderness on the front and outside of the ankle. Typically the foot rolls in. An ankle sprain is in essence a misnomer. The ligaments in the ankle don't actually "sprain" they tear and bleed causing the bruising. Treat with ICE, nsaids, ace wrap, range of motion, Bracing ...Read more

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Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction. Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Hit wrist, open hand, pinkie side, swollen, painful, bruised ?

Hit wrist,  open hand, pinkie side, swollen,  painful,  bruised ?

Plan: Ice, pain medication like Motrin or Advil 2 tab 2-4 times a day for 2-3 days, and no gym , may be some immobilization. If tomorrow will be worse, more swollen,you need XRay. ...Read more

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Toes hurt become swollen drain pus?

Toes hurt become swollen drain pus?

Infection: Need to incise and drain with antibiotics. Get medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Swollen elbow no pain?

Swollen elbow no pain?

Possible bursitis: Is it over the elbow tip? It is probably olecranon bursitis. Talk to your doctor. The excess fluid can be removed. ...Read more

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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. Painful swollen nostril?

Red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. Painful swollen nostril?

Nasal Vestibulitis: When the tip of the nose is painful, red and swollen, it is often due to infection of the tip of nose where the small hairs on the inside of the nose are involved. This is a form of folliculitis or infection of these small nasal hairs. It often requires treatment, but the best form of treatment is a topical antibiotic ointment. You'll need to see your provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on my toe?

See a doctor: You need to be examined to determine if it is tissue or bone. ...Read more

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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Stiff and painful knee?

Stiff and painful knee?

Knee pain: Without any history of falls or trauma, it is usually something degenerative or arthritic. ...Read more

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Painful knot above penis?

Pain & Swelling: : It is time to get to the doctor. I use the above as evidence that you need to be seen. Painful and swollen are good clues you need medical attention. ...Read more

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Swollen bruised toe, bite or broken?

Swollen bruised toe, bite or broken?

Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Often: It often helps, depending on the cause of the swelling. It is especially helpful with swelling caused by trauma. ...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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Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Bruised swollen shin has made my ankle swell why?

Bruised swollen shin has made my ankle swell why?

Deep hematoma?: Sometimes a bruise is a hematoma, and if left untreated it can get infected - have a physician check it out. ...Read more

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