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Swollen Finger Joints Hand Elevated Aso Fever
My 9 yo daughter has swollen finger joints in one hand and has elevated aso levels, could this be from scarlet fever 4 yrs ago?
Maybe: Elevated aso levels indicate a past strep infection....Just not exactly when. It is important to have her evaluated to see if it is something acute or if it could be related to strep.In the cases I have seen of rheumatic problems after strep the patients did not remember having a strep infection. If her scarlet fever was treated then this may not be related. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up on 2-14-15 with a swollen finger right hand pinkie painful at the upper joint what's going on?
Some thoughts: Paronychia- or an infected cuticle is most likely- without seeing you or taking a history. try warm soaks, and see your doctor. They can be extremely painful and sometime warrant antibiotics if that is what you have. ...Read more
What could be causing severely painful and swollen finger knuckles and joints, along with hard lumps on hands?
Dupuytrens can: have lumps on the palm with swollen knuckles that get stiff, the lumps and swollen knuckles often involve the skin too in one continuous mass of tissue. Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout can also be associated wot bumps and swollen joints. Rheum arthitis feels soft and "boggy" while gouty noodles or so called tophi are hard ...Read more
Swollen finger joints on both hands for 3 months? My doctor did an ANA test which came back negative. Now she says we shouldn't worry about it anymore
Swollen Joints: Hi Cory: Symmetrical (both hands) swollen joints for 3 months sounds suspicious for arthritis. An ANA test screens for connective tissue diseases (lupus) and a negative test does not exclude diseases like RA which have different antibody tests. Also, a complete medical history (like family history) and physical exam is necessary to determine the potential causes. See a rheumatologist ...Read more
For the last few mornings i've been waking up with a swollen finger or two. In the knuckle joint. By early afternoon the swelling has receded. ?
Many things: Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in the hand and wrist can also result in pins and needles due to increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. See a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: First, your doctor needs to diagnose what is causing the swelling. There can be many causes and each one requires a different treatment. If it is caused by arthritis, anti-inflammants may be prescribed. If it is an infection, antibiotics. If it is from trauma; rest. You get the picture. Get a diagnosis first and then the treatment is prescribed. ...Read more
Swollen finger joints . No pain. Can cracking my knuckles be the reason? If not then what?Thanks in advance .
Multiple causes: Cracking your knuckles usually does not cause any swelling. Swelling can be from fluid retention from certain diets and medications. Swelling in for your joints could also represent inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or another inflammatory arthritic condition. Please see your physician for a thorough examination. ...Read more
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