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Swelling On Back Of Hand
Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?
Hand swelling: Hand swelling not due to injury or an insect bite and with associated itching suggests angioedema which is an allergic reaction. However this type of swelling generally subsides after 24 hours or so. For this reason I feel an insect bite is more likely in your case. If the hand swelling persists, becomes painful or develops redness, have a physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
Punched a wall. Pinky seems a lil crooked, and slight swelling in the back of hand area below ring and pinky fingers. Fist can be clenched. Fracture?
Boxers Fracture: You have likely fractured the head of your 5th metacarpal neck with possible displacement and angulation. Do not use your hand, protect it and visit an Orthopaedic Surgeon in clinic. You need x-rays and splinting until an ortho has a chance to schedule you for a closed reduction of the fracture (putting it back in place) and then percutaneous pinning, casting, or in some cases operative fixation. ...Read more
I have some sort of small swelling at the back of my hand around my wrist... its hard and bone like. But it can move... could that be a ganglion cyst?
I have an itchy rash, pain & swelling on my chest, lips, back & hands after sun exposure. I take meds that cause photo sensitivity. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not he?
Avoid prolonged: Sun exposure, use sunscreen. You may have 'solar urticaria', a sort of physical urticaria, and can be precipitated by meds causing photosensitivity. If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't work, try cetirizine or loratadine, at any rate avoidance is the key. You can also try hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC. You need to see a dermatologist if problem worsens or persists, good luck ...Read more
I have swelling on my hands after applying mehndi (henna) with chemicals 2 weeks back. Plz tell me how to reduce swelling?
Severe pins & needles both hands then spread to upper underarms one more than other as I got up my partner noticed swelling over one side of my back?
Probably: Swelling is expected in the first few days to a week after a 1/2 cast is put on. That's why they put the plaster only 1/2 way around to make room for the swelling. Is he keeping his hand elevated as much as possible (above the level of the heart) and in a sling? This is very important. If it is also painful then more important to get it checked. Just swelling you could try better elevation + wait. ...Read more
How long before pain and swelling from acupuncture go away. When will I feel better? (hands/upper back/shoulders done)
Swelling?: I think you had other problems with your acupuncture too (earlier question). It sounds like a negative experience. I have never seen swelling due to acupuncture. Although it can occur when an ashi point in piquered or with korean scraping techniques. Pain can sometimes be a positive reaction (a change) and usually resolves within 2 to 3 days. Are you seeing an experienced acupuncturist? ...Read more
65y Male. Swelling in 1 hand since a month, went away for few days but came back, painful, cant bend fingers. No injury. What could it be?
Hard to say without: Examining it...I would suggest to start by getting and X-ray ...Read more
My husband broke his hand has a half cast on but swelling is gettin worse do I take him back in or is it healing?
I have started taking Paxil (paroxetine) 10mg 2 days back. Have developed swelling on my face and hands. Should I quit paxil (paroxetine)?
I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.
Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.
As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take as directed. The swelling more concerning. If pain worsens or same intensity last more than 2 weeks should consult orthopedic surgeon for exam and mri. Can take 6 weeks to completely heal. ...Read more
I have pain in the back of both hands as well as stiffness, tingling, and swelling in my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers what do I do?
Let me explain: To have those symptoms means to me you have two problems, one in the neck area and the other I the hand area, go and check it out. Good luck. ...Read more
I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?
Mottled skin: You may have an ecchymosis - a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more
I fell last night and my hand started swelling and had pain in my knuckles/back of hand. X-ray says no break. Today the swelling/pain increased.?
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
I've been having sporadic pain in my left ring finger and the back of my hand between the ring and little finger when using my hand. No swelling.
I had a forearm surgery for my left arm 3 days ago, and my arm and hand is swelling. How long will my arm and hand to go back to its normal size? Thx
That depends: On the type of surgery, how well you can recover, any medications you may be taking, if you are keeping it elevated often, resting it, have a cast on it, etc. Etc. Call the surgeon, and then all your questions would be better answered as they are familiar with your case. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a visible swelling on the right hand side of my lower abdomen, it's more obvious when I lay on my back. Pls what could it be?
Back of hand at nuckle stuck by natal plumb sticker through glove. Slight swelling and tenderness, no redness. Topical ointments or ice?
I fell on my hand sbowboarding 1 1/2 weeks ago. Still have upper arm swelling and pain especially on outer arm and front, back side shoulder pain?
Go to ER: Or walk in clinic and ask them to examine and x-ray your arm and shoulder to rule out any damage. ...Read more
Should I be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?
SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE YOUR BRUISING.
AND I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
AND WHEN IT ACTUALLY DID HAPPEN.
PLEASE SEE YOU PCP.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
My mom, 56yrsold, had fallen from bike 4yrs back and now she has swelling in her left hand from shoulder to elbow, what could be the reason?
My boyfriend has a lump/swelling on the right hand side just above his penis. Hurts when he coughs, other than pain in the back no other symptoms?
Left hand. Ring finger will not straighten out, now swelling but have pain and it feels like it's asleep. This feeling is in back of hand to wrist.
Hand surgeon: Assuming there is no recent Injury, the symptoms are consistent with an impingement of a nerve at the wrist level. Swelling of the finger is not typical of this. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. Testing may Involve an X-Ray and/or an emg study. ...Read more