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Swollen Hands Symptoms
Swollen tounge, floating stools, slightly swollen hands and feet, occasional joint pains...What do theses symptoms mean?
29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?
High esr & crp rheumatologist looking for mixed connective tissue but Ana is -. Symptoms are pain /swollen hands back & lupus like rash. Any ideas? H
Repeat ANA: It is easy even for a good lab to muff this test. ...Read more
Symptoms-chronic fatigue, red swollen hands, thigh red&purple, scalp&face tender to touch. C reactive protein .68 high nuclear ab pos 1:25 INR low .9?
Need a consultation: The interpretation of these lab values and symptoms requires a more detailed evaluation with many questions and a physical examination. Many conditions could explain these numbers but the numbers are not diagnostic of any one condition. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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