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Sudden onset of swollen fingers, have stayed swollen for 6 weeks, turn bluish with cold no numbness, loss of strength, slight ache, active healthy ?

Sudden onset of swollen fingers, have stayed swollen for 6 weeks, turn bluish with cold no numbness, loss of strength, slight ache, active healthy ?

? systemic arthritis: This could be systemic arthritis. Your physicians can have you see a rheumatolgist who would be able to integrate all of your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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How should I help my swollen finger?

How should I help my swollen finger?

Swollen fingers: CAN BE DUE TO trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammation, nerve issues, tumor, or excess retained fluid due to systemic problems. IN general ice and elevation and gentle motion help but if there is prolonged swelling, pain , redness, change in sensation, loss of circulation see someone soon. There are so many things I can list , that even if just swelling and chronic get evaluated ...Read more

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What do you do with a swollen finger ?

What do you do with a swollen finger ?

Hard to answer,no --: -history.trauma, or just appeared, pain, discoloration. Lots of information missing. How long has it been swollen + much more. ...Read more

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How to make jammed swollen finger go down?

How to make jammed swollen finger go down?

Ice to start.: Ice application reduces swelling and inflammation. An xray may be required to rule out a more serious fracture. ...Read more

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How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

Remove a ring: Windex. Ice to finger but not to the ring. String yarn or floss. See this to understand http://handcare.assh.org/Hand-Safety/Removing-a-Ring.aspx ...Read more

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I have swollen finger with stuck rings on help?

I have swollen finger with stuck rings on help?

See a doctor: Then see a doctor and have the finger evaluated. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen finger?

What is the best way to treat a swollen finger?

Swollen finger: Most finger sprains/jammed finger are treated with ice, rest and taping. If the pain is significant and swelling is significant you should have it evaluated with x-rays in an urgent care or with your pcp. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a swollen finger to heal?

Depends: Finger swelling can persist for months depending on the type and severity of the injury. Once the injury (fracture, tendon laceration, etc.) is repaired and fully healed, be sure to use your hands/fingers as much as you can tolerate and a little beyond that. Lack of use will cause the swelling to persist even longer. ...Read more

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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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In what way can you remove a ring from a swollen finger?

In what way can you remove a ring from a swollen finger?

String: Place string or heavy thread under the ring than wrap the string around the finger proximal to distal as tight as possible. Then grab the proximal end of the string and forcefully unwrap the string. Because the string is under the ring it will push the ring toward the end of the finger and therefore remove the ring. ...Read more

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I have a swollen finger tip that has become very painful ?

I have a swollen finger tip that has become very painful ?

Infection perhaps : This could be an infection. It should be looked at by a physician. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get a ring off of my swollen finger?

What do you suggest I do to get a ring off of my swollen finger?

One of the best: Description i've seen is from the assh http://www.Assh.Org/public/safety/pages/how-to-get-ring-off.Aspx. ...Read more

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How can you remove a ring from a swollen finger without cutting the ring?

Carefully: There are many ways to remove a ring from a swollen finger. Unfortunately, sometimes it must be cut off. Try this site for a few remedies. If it doesn't work, see your doctor. http://www.wikihow.com/remove-a-stuck-ring. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen finger back to normal? Been a couple of days already,

Motion: If this is secondary to a trivial injury, continued motion and elevation should suffice. If symptoms persist, over 2-3 weeks, it will need to be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read more

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What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

Infection: Swelling and redness arising from a hangnail usually indicates you have developed a paranichial infection. Warm soaks and antibiotics are indicated for this problem. Seek care with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

Coban wrapping: I assume that you have a swollen finger due to an injury. I often have patients wrap the finger from the tip to the base with coban or coflex, which is an elastic, self-adhesive bandage that can be removed and reused until the elasticity gives out. Leave the finger wrapped for 1-2 hour, then remove the wrapping for 1-2 hours. Do this several tiems a day for a few weeks. It may diminish the edema. ...Read more

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Swollen finger with warmth to it, what does this sound like?

Infection or arth: Infection or arthritis. See physician asap. If not infection, see rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more