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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Trapezoids

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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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Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Fractures can swell: either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read more

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Lump near my lateral malleolus of my left ankle Dull pain to touch ?

Lump near my lateral malleolus of my left ankle 
Dull pain to touch
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Ankle pain: Did you recently have trauma to your ankle? Do you have any history of inflammatory disease, fevers, or cancer? Consult with us to help determine cause. This is not normal. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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Could surgery hurt around the collar bone?

Could surgery hurt around the collar bone?

Yes and no: Each and every surgery carries risk of complications and untoward consequences and outcomes. If you are in need of surgery due to a fractured collar bone, you need to consult with your orthopedic specialist regarding your options, risks and complications. Typically, those surgeries are less complicated than others and heal fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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Athletic trainer diagnosed swelling around the sesamoid bones in my foot. Now feeling pain/stiffness near top of the big toe also. Different injury?

Athletic trainer diagnosed swelling around the sesamoid bones in my foot. Now feeling pain/stiffness near top of the big toe also. Different injury?

Get examined by md: Sesamoid injuries to the big toe are relatively uncommon. Fractures to the sesamoid bones are most commonly seen in ( American) football. More likely your symptoms in your age etc. could be related to sprains of the 1st toe metatarsalphalangeal joint(turf toe). See an experienced ORS for examination and treatment options. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament ?

Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament 
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Med. epicondylitis: Possible medial epicondylitis - sometimes called golfers elbow. Needs ice, NSAIDs, sometimes PT can help Cortisone shot can help a lot. Good luck ...Read more

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Pea sized lump when pressing at the end of the tibia under the knee. Proximal Tibia area. No pain, or swelling. Could this be cancerous ?

Pea sized lump when pressing at the end of the tibia under the knee. Proximal Tibia area. No pain, or swelling. Could this be cancerous ?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have CT and may need the biopsy/or resection of lesion to find the cause of problem , so you bee treated. ...Read more

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Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu

Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu

I : I wonder if you had bleeding from a small blood vessel. If a small blood vessel tore, it would cause bleeding and discoloration. It sounds like there was no injury that you recall, which makes it very unusual to have the swelling or the tear in the blood vessel. If you have this happen again or see bruising or discoloration, you should be seen and evaluated, or of course if you had any signs of infection in your hand. ...Read more

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Brusing in the finger and pain swelling?

Brusing in the finger and pain swelling?

More information: Would need more information. Was there an injury? If so then you may have dramas ged bone or soft tissue structures in the finger. If no injury, then arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious causes are possible. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen lympnode in the shoulder?

Swollen lympnode in the shoulder?

Need to be checked: Swollen lymph nodes have many causes. Most of them are not related to cancer in your age group. The quickest way to find out what is causing the swelling is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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The left side of my left ankle hurts to walk or move it's swollen tender and bruised no injury occured?

The left side of my left ankle hurts to walk  or move it's swollen tender and bruised no injury occured?

See dr.: Need to see your doctor or an orthopedic specialist. Probably need some blood tests as well as imaging. if worsening, go to urgent care or emergency room for care. You can elevate the leg, put ice pack wrapped in towel over it for 15 minutes at a time for pain control and swelling, use crutches to walk if available, and use an ACE wrap compression bandage for stability and to prevent more swelling ...Read more

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Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?

Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?

Get it checked: Purple discoloration is most likely a bruise (hemolyzed blood from the venom/bite). Whether it is of concern or not, only a doctor can tell. If it is extending, it means the injury is continuing. Tingling in the toes may be a sign of the nerve being affected, so better get it checked. ...Read more

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Post medial dislocation of left elbow small puncture wound(+) near the left cubital fossa i can't benddown, is it normal ?

Post medial dislocation of left elbow small puncture wound(+) near the left cubital fossa i can't benddown, is it normal ?

Bad injury: Limited motion is normal after such a severe injury. You are going to need therapy when ur doctor clears u ...Read more

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Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Swollen tender lymph node located  just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Needs to be examined: given your description, likely to be inflamed/infected structure in your groin area or below, but better be seen, in the interim use warm compresses and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

In absence of injury: This could be ganglion, or a swelling from underlying bone, nerve, muscle, or vascular tissue. If its getting bigger or causing pain, etc. Then need for investigating it further with xrays, mri/ct scans, blood work. Surgical removal with biopsy would most likely be necessary to get definite diagnosis. ...Read more