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Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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On some mornings I wake up with slightly swollen hands.  i drink a lot of fluids but have little salt and urinate frequently. What could cause this?

On some mornings I wake up with slightly swollen hands.  i drink a lot of fluids but have little salt and urinate frequently. What could cause this?

Swollen hands: Sometimes this is due to positions of hands during sleep--being trapped under your body etc. Try to keep your hands free of pressure and see if that helps stop the swelling. ...Read more

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I have swollen hands only in the morning and passes within an hour at most without pain or other types of discomfort. Is it normal?

I have swollen hands only in the morning and passes within an hour at most without pain or other types of discomfort. Is it normal?

Not normal: This could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, circulation problems, heart problems or be related to diet. It can also be the start of an inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease. It's a good idea to get checked out. If no immediate problems are found you will need re-evaluation if symptoms change or progress since this may be a very early sign of a problem which will show up later. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with extremely swollen hands in the morning. Sometimes they tingle at night, sometimes they don't. My feet are not swollen.

I have been waking up with extremely swollen hands in the morning. Sometimes they tingle at night, sometimes they don't. My feet are not swollen.

Swelling pinches: Since humans sleep lying down our hands swell at night from water that redistributes itself from our legs. That is why we get puffy eyelids too. The swelling pinches nerves. ...Read more

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Waking up every morning with high anxiety, swollen lips, swollen red feet, and swollen hands. Hands and feet have a slight burning sensation.

Waking up every morning with high anxiety, swollen lips, swollen red feet, and swollen hands. Hands and feet have a slight burning sensation.

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema which is a deep tissue (dermal) swelling that affects atypical sites such as the eyes, lips, tongue, throat, genitalia, hands and feet. You should see an allergist to determine the cause and appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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My 3 year old granddaughter woke up this morning with red swollen hands and feet and a rash (raised bumps) all over her body. Suggestions what it is?

My 3 year old granddaughter woke up this morning with red swollen hands and feet and a rash (raised bumps) all over her body. Suggestions what it is?

Mgt: Some possible causes include an allergic reaction, Kawasaki's disease and strep A. I would recommend that she be seen by her PCP. Please check her temperature and keep her well hydrated. ...Read more

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What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

Water: When you lay down at night your hands become exposed to a higher hydrostatic pressure than when you are standing or sitting in the daytime. This results in fluid building up in these tissues. If you elevate your hand on some pillows you may be able decrease the swelling in your hands. However, if you are experiencing stiffness and decreased range of motion, it may be advisable to see a hand dr. ...Read more

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Can hashimotos disease cause swollen hands?

Can hashimotos disease cause swollen hands?

Doubtful: If someone has very low levels of thyroid hormone due to the Hashimoto's thyroiditis, leg swelling can result. I'm not aware of it affecting the hands. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

Circulation: During the cold weather, the body will try to reroute the circulation from the extremities (arms and legs) to the central chest cavity (heart, lungs, etc...) therefore the blood flow will be somewhat compromised to the hands and feet and that's why you will have swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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Could stress and anxiety cause swollen hands?

Could stress and anxiety cause swollen hands?

Anxiety and stress: You might want to consult with your doctor about this. Stress and anxiety results in a lot of things, but so do medical conditions. The stress and anxiety might be happening at the same time as the swollen hands, not causing them. Best to get the swollen hands, stress and anxiety checked out. ...Read more

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Possible for celiac disease cause swollen hands?

Possible for celiac disease cause swollen hands?

Autoimmunity: As part of a related autoimmune condition and/ or arthritis it may.
Especially if the joints of your wrist or fingers are swollen and tender you should see a physician, preferably a rheumatologist who can help accurately diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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What are potential causes and solutions to waking up with swollen hands and feet?

What are potential causes and solutions to waking up with swollen hands and feet?

Inflamatory disease: Some potential causes could be an inflamatory or autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, less commmon gout.You need proper testing in order to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

Allergic reaction: This is probably caused by an allergic reaction to either food, a drug you are taking, or something you came in contact with. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?

What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?

Difficult to treat: There are 2 forms acute and chronic. There are mixed benefits from use of calcium and magnesium infusion in the acute situation. The drug venlafaxine, an antidepressant has had some benefit in both situations. There are other drugs like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin has been helpful in some cases. It is hard to treat. It may very slowly improve if the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Thyroid?: I'd get a battery of general tests - complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, and thyroid to begin with. Also, compliment those with a physical exam by a medical professional. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, I would not worry. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen hands?

Hydrate: Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done for benign swelling related to pregnancy. Staying hydrated and decreasing salt intake will help. Be warned that swelling usually gets worse right after the baby is born, then improves over a few weeks postpartum. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swollen hands?

Many reasons: You should see your physician to make sure that there is not another reason for your hands to be swollen. There are many reasons for swollen hands that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen hands?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen hands?

It is normal for the: To swell when you sleep
fluid that is extracellular mredistributes
when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless other health issues exist. ...Read more

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What can be done to help stinging swollen hands?

Get a diagnosis: You need to see a doc to get a diagnosis as to why your hands are swollen and stinging. The list includes anything from allergic reactions to arthritis to real "zebras" like raynaud's. Toyota spends 95% of the energy on figuring out the problem because if you treat the wrong problem, you're screwed; medicine should be the same way. A good doc needs to know all details and examine before rxing. ...Read more

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I often wake up with swollen hands & face. What could be causing this?

You're not a zebra: Zebras, horses and giraffes sleep standing up. Since humans sleep lying down our hands swell at night from water that redistributes itself from our legs. That is why we get puffy eyelids too. The swelling pinches nerves. ...Read more

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Swollen hands joint pain?

Not Sure?: Need more info to give you better direction. Possible general causes include, over use, injury, some infections or arthritis. Arthritis is a real possiblily at any age. If this keeps up, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Wake up with swollen hands and feet?

Wake up with swollen hands and feet?

Hand and feet can: Swell when you sleep
fluid that is extracellular fluid redistributes
when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless other health issues exist. Muscle action during the day helps t keep this fluid out of the tissues as it aids venous return. When you sleep the osmotic gradient favors swollen soft tissu ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen hands and feet?

Medication: This is usually due to heart or kidney problems. You might require water pills. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What to do about swollen hands and feet?

What to do about swollen hands and feet?

See your doc: You are 24 Y.O. And this is not normal. We need to find out why, then we can treat. ...Read more

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What can be done for swollen hands and feet?

Consult: I suggest you have a work up by your internist. ...Read more

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Swollen Hands (Definition)

To swell when you sleep fluid that is extracellular mredistributes when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless ...Read more