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Intermittent finger, palm swelling reness and itching. What's the possible diagnosis? I researched for awhile, can't find obvious causes

Intermittent finger, palm swelling reness and itching. What's the possible diagnosis? I researched for awhile, can't find obvious causes

Hand Swelling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of intermittent swelling of hands. Cellulitis, cirrhosis of liver, congestive heart failure, anasarca, eosinophilic fascitis, scleroderma, lymphedema, phlebitis, trauma, contusion, hematoma, salt retention, nephrotic syndrome, hydrochlorthiazide, triamterene, obesity. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

Hand swelling: It could be normal from an injury to have persistent swelling but if it continues you should have an X ray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle finger shooting down into palm swelling and some bruising can't grip?

Pain in the middle finger shooting down into palm swelling and some bruising can't grip?

Possible fracture?: Or perhaps a sprain. It would be useful to understand the mechanism of injury, e.g. Sports injury? Other mechanism? A physical exam with a generalist who does family medicine or if you can afford it, an orthopedist who specializes in hand injuries is your best best for a diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Hope it heals quickly and you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Over the last couple of months my palms been swelling off and on. What could be causing the swelling?

Over the last couple of months my palms been swelling off and on. What could be causing the swelling?

See your doctor: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

Allergic reaction: You are describing hives or urticaria. This is an allergic reaction. Take some antihistamines (like benedryl) to make this go away. ...Read more

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Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?

Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?

Palm pain s/p injury: Has swelling gone away? Could have had injury to carpal tunnel and or other nerves ( which fingers? is it worse at night? Do fingers turn colors white/ blue?) Does pain improve with NSAIDS ( if not allergic)? f/u with orthopedist ...Read more

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Wrist pain 4 4 days cant bend down otherwise pain in back of hand cant place pressure on Palm, no swelling I can see tried Otc meds an ice. Sprain?

Wrist pain 4 4 days cant bend down otherwise pain in back of hand cant place pressure on Palm, no swelling I can see tried Otc meds an ice. Sprain?

See Hand Doctor: Should not ignore. See a Board Certified Dermatologist or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who treats hand problems. Let them evaluate and treat you. (Or go to an Emergency room). ...Read more

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8 years old has red rash, swelling legs, ankles, palms. Now face swelling, eyelids?

8 years old has red rash, swelling legs, ankles, palms. Now face swelling, eyelids?

Call your : Pediatrician.. Certainly i would rule out an allergic reaction....But, not sure why you haven't contacted the doctor yet... ...Read more

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