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I had a horrible sharp pain in my finger. A red bump appeared under the skin immediately. It hurts and also is raised a bit. Blood clot? Help!

I had a horrible sharp pain in my finger. A red bump appeared under the skin immediately. It hurts and also is raised a bit.  Blood clot? Help!

Bump under skin: The causes of painful red bumps on fingers include infection, inflammation of the blood vessels, trauma, and irritation, and possibly emboli or blood clots which come from heart or other sources. They are usually benign but can be a manifestation of arthritis or other serious diseases. if the pain persists or worsens or if your finger becomes numb or bluish in color see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Burning sharp pain in my fingers and wrist ?

Burning sharp pain in my fingers and wrist ?

Burning: Sharp pain in fingers & wrist: did you have trauma to that hand recently? Do you have diabetes? How long has it lasted for? Depending on answers (so consult with us to help better): Most common cause is you slept on that side in wrong way to compress nerves & blood vessels; Nerve issue; diabetes; tumor compressing nerves & blood vessels. Help us help you: consult with us as it may need full eval ...Read more

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I wake up with a sharp pain from my middle finger to my wrist. The pain slowly goes away during the day and comes back at night.

Finger pain: Tough to say what this is without an exam, ... Could be a simple sprain of your finger you suffered during sleep, may be mild arthritis in the joint, etc. Get eval from a dr. If this persists and get an official diagnosis and treated accordingly. Bet wishes. ...Read more

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Had routine lab work done on Monday; blood drawn from left arm; nerve was touched and sharp pain went through my finger; sharp pain still present?

nerve injury: It is rare for nerve pain to become permanent after a blood test. However, if you have hand weakness also or pain persists after a week or so, you should be seen by a neurologist. In the interim, homeopathy might help symptom: try Hypericum 15C 5 pellets every 4 hours while awake as needed to relief the pain ...Read more

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Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

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I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Trigger finger ? vs: strain or constricting ring , if no trauma or strain and if older than 30 can start to get trigger finger , joint stiffness , see a hand surgeon best to take care of this. be sure ring is loose fitting ...Read more

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I have a sharp throbbing pain under my finger nail that is touch and temperature sensitive, what could this be?

I have a sharp throbbing pain under my finger nail that is touch and temperature sensitive, what could this be?

Fingernail pain: The throbbing pain under the fingernail could be due to the pressure building between the nail and the nail bed, possibly due to bleeding under the nail (sublingual hematoma) or infection of the skin surrounding the nail (paronychia). It would be wise to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep getting like a sharp pain between 2 of my fingers it doesnt last long but hurts if I move them ?

I keep getting like a sharp pain between 2 of my fingers it doesnt last long but hurts if I move them ?

Tendonitis: You may have irritated a nerve and or tendon in your hand. ???Recent activity involving grasping?? Is this in your dominant hands (right/left handed) Ask question again with more information! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My funny bone in elbow was banged lightly & it sent a HUGE sharp pain to my hand and fingers. Why?

Ulnar nerve: The pain or shock like symptoms radiating to the hand are not due to a bone. The ulnar nerve passes in a groove on the medial aspect of the elbow formed by the ulna bone and the numerous. It is relatively close to the surface and when something strikes it the Pain locally travels down the arm to the ulnar side of the hand like a sudden shock. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in my inner left ring finger that feels like it goes all the way to my heart. out of nowhere when just sitting still?

Random sharp pain in my inner left ring finger that feels like it goes all the way to my heart. out of nowhere when just sitting still?

Hand pain: Can have a variety of causes - from the neck, trapped nerve (ulnar neuropathy might fit the distribution), local hand problem. Heart pain may refer into the arm but tends to be related to physical activity and settle with rest. Here is some general information on hand pain but for specific diagnosis and advice you will need to consult a doctor licensed in the US. http://www.csosortho.com/hand-pr ...Read more

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Why is there a sharp nerve pain in my pinky finger?

Why is there a sharp nerve pain in my pinky finger?

Some reasons: You could have an occult fracture, a problem with a joint or tendon, or perhaps digital nerve or even referred pain from wrist or elbow. See your doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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I am feeling a sharp piercing pain between my middle finger and ring finger on my left hand. The pain is only when something touches that area.?

I am feeling a sharp piercing pain between my middle finger and ring finger on my left hand. The pain is only when something touches that area.?

In this area there : Are nerves, blood vessels and fascial structures, a ganglion or cyst or a trigger finger can also seem to hurt there. Gout or tenosynovitis can hurt ther too...A thrombosed vein or a bruised nerve or a glomus tumor can affect this area too as well as a foreign body or sliver..... Most important tho there is an infection that can develop somewhat hidden in this area, . ...Read more

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I have been getting a sharp shooting pain in my left pinky finger for the last few days. Last night it even woke me up twice.

I have been getting a sharp shooting pain in my left pinky finger for the last few days. Last night it even woke me up twice.

More history: Suggest that you see your physician, who can both speak to you about the history of the problem and do a thorough exam to determine where the problem localizes. There also may be a need to do additional testing to further evaluate this issue. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?

Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?

Causes?: You could have a splinter in those fingers, or you could have carpal tunnel syndrome, or irritation of the radial nerve, which wraps around the back of your upper arm. This is a very small area, and the cause is not obvious. ...Read more

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I have a sharp burning pain on my 2 metacarpal finger. 3 weeks ago doc said sprained but no better, so bad i can't make a fist cuz it hurts an swollen?

I have a sharp burning pain on my 2 metacarpal finger. 3 weeks ago doc said sprained but no better, so bad i can't make a fist cuz it hurts an swollen?

Have it evaluated.: Some causes of pain and swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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