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Random Hand Swelling
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
A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand
see your baby's doctor :
thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft tissue abnormalities, and a whole host of other things. Assymmetry in one limb vs another should be investgated. ...Read more
Xray: The first thing to find out is whether you broke any bones, so get your hand xrayed. If it's just bruised, there's not much you can do except apply ice until the swelling goes down, then baby it until it heals. ...Read more
Yes: What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine the extent to injury. ...Read more
Ice, elevation, and-: See a doctor. If you have significant hand swelling after hitting a wall, you may might have a fracture or tendon injury. Be sure to see a doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. How long has this been going on? Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? ...Read more
May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out. ...Read more
Ice and Elevation:
If your hand swelled up after punching a wall it is highly likely that you broke something in your hand. You should get it checked out and x-rayed to make sure.
Acute treatment for any type of potential fracture is to apply ice, and elevate the injured part above your heart.
Stop hitting walls with your hand. ...Read more
Ice, elevation etc: I would make sure there is no major damage. See your pcp or an orthopedist or go to an urgent care center. If you feel comfortable that there is no fracture or dislocation, then a light ace wrap with an ice pack and elevation and some Ibuprofen should be all you need. If in doubt, get seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Hmm...trauma?: It depends on the mechanism of injury and clinical situation surrounding your swelling. Ice really only works for initial traumatic or post surgical swelling and not for chronic swelling or anything greater than 24 hours after injury. ...Read more
Why is my left hand swelling continuously without any itch or pain? It is increasing since yesterday morning
Depends: Hand swelling can be caused by several conditions including injuries, arthritis, circulatory problems, tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions. If your symptoms don't resolve spontaneously after a few days, be sure to see your primary care physician or hand surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
An arm fracture: Such as the humerus lead to swelling. The hand and wrist are "downstream " from the humerus, especially if you have been in a sling or had the elbow and hand less active and dependent.( i.e. Hanging down). Activity of the hand helps pump blood and fluid out of it. Making a fist, ask your doctor if you can come out of the sling or at least put a pillow on your abdomen and elevate the hand. ...Read more
What could cause hand swelling(past 3days)? The only thing i've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female
Could be a number of:
Reasons: injury, that you might not remember;
infection: from a insect bite or a scratch that you might not even know you had, on the hand/arm; or infection spreading via blood from elsewhere in the body;
inflammation from any cause; or enlarged nodes in the armpit area or the elbow from any cause.
See your pcp or an orthopod/hand surgeon. ...Read more
Hands r swollen can't get ring off with lotion how can I get the swelling down. I woke up with swollen hands. I smoke 10 a day and drink occasionally?
To get swelling: To go down ice you fingers really well for about 10 or 15 minutes then use soap and you should be able to rotate the ring off. Good luck. ...Read more
Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.
Not necessarily.: Hives are the bodies overly aggressive and incorrect response to some sort of stimulus that it doesn't recognize. Swelling is fairly common, as it can represent simply a different ind of inflammation, but significant hand and feet swelling could represent other things, too, and should warrant a doctor visit. ...Read more
Carpel tunnel: There are many reasons to have the symptoms you described, a common cause is carpel tunnel syndrome due to swelling of tissues at the wrist. It is a treatable entity and should be excluded before considering other possibilities. Your physician may do tests to validate the suspicion. ...Read more
Hand swelling: So long as an individual is not drinking an excessive amount of liquid I am not aware of any correlation with hand swelling. ...Read more
Why am I getting hand swelling at night, without tingling? It's similar to when I go walking and my hands swell.
Dependent edema: If it is not associated with pain or swollen joints, all you need to do is be more actve with your hands and elevate them. Medications for high blood pressure can do this, as well as some heart medications and even antiinflammatories.Iif it persists or becomes progressive, need to be evaluated for lymphedema. ...Read more
Can be common: Postop swelling is not unsual. Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) allows gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more
Intense pain with severe stabbing in pinky side & wrist of left hand - swelling extends from hand to wrist on side. I have to immobize my hand.
Allergy: Usually an allergy, but may be result of underlying issues such as kidney/heart problems-would see your primary care to sort out. ...Read more
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