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Fingernails turned blue on the 12th 12 hours after ligament surgery. Still blue today. Hand is slightly swollen, hurts to move fingers a lil bit?

Fingernails turned blue on the 12th 12 hours after ligament surgery. Still blue today. Hand is slightly swollen, hurts to move fingers a lil bit?

Bruising?: Probably bruising, but you should call your surgeon and ask. Also ask whether or not you can send them photos electronically to potentially save you a trip in. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I just punched my computer screen and my knuckles for one are swollen, hurts when I move them any direction and the pain is bearable, feels weird.?

I just punched my computer screen and my knuckles for one are swollen, hurts when I move them any direction and the pain is bearable, feels weird.?

Get evaluated: If there was injury due to glass shards, then have the hand evaluated immediately. Ongoing injury to small muscles/nerves/ligaments in hand can have lasting effect and result is severe debility down the road. Recommend ER at center with adequate trauma care. ...Read more

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I hurt my hand some time during the night it's not swollen but hurts to move it around the pink and shots pain down to my elbow?

I hurt my hand some time during the night it's not swollen but hurts to move it around the pink and shots pain down to my elbow?

Temporary strain: In all likelihood you slept with your hand/arm twisted or compressed some way in bed. This is very common; you may have compressed a nerve. If you have not experienced this before it can be surprising how long the discomfort can last once you are up and moving it into different positions. It should not last a day. If it does, or longer especially, see you doctor for evaluation. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hi! I got a splinter at the base of my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday. My middle finger is now swollen and hurts to move. The splinter went straight into my hand and was about 3/4 of an inch long. I pulled it out immediately. I iced my finger b

Hi! I got a splinter at the base of my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday. My middle finger is now swollen and hurts to move. The splinter went straight into my hand and was about 3/4 of an inch long. I pulled it out immediately. I iced my finger b

Deep splinter wound: If you are having this much difficulty moving your finger after you removed the deep splinter, go to your Internist or ER ASAP; what you are describing is cellulitis. If the area is swollen and can't move, there is an infection. You need to be seen and placed on antibiotics ASAP. Do not hesitate to go. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital? My forearm got smashed in a heavy door and is a tad swollen & hurts when I move my wrist & fingers and tighten my fist.

Should I go to the hospital? My forearm got smashed in a heavy door and is a tad swollen & hurts when I move my wrist & fingers and tighten my fist.

Forearm injury: It is better to have it checked out, not necessarily in the hospital, you can got to a an Urgent care clinic or check with your regular doctors they can check it out in their office. ...Read more

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I am having a persistent pain on my right side between the ribcage and the pelvic bone. The right side it swollen and hurts to move or even walk. This has been going on for over a week now. I feel like I have gas on the rightside of my abdomen area all th

I am having a persistent pain on my right side between the ribcage and the pelvic bone. The right side it swollen and hurts to move or even walk. This has been going on for over a week now. I feel like I have gas on the rightside of my abdomen area all th

Right sided: Pain in this region is worrisome for Gallstones. If you have not your gallbladder removed yet, it is best to let your Primary doctor know in order to get an Ultrasound of the gallbladdder. If it abnormal, you may nbeed it removed. ...Read more

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Headache for 2 months. Eyes feel swollen and hurt to move. Constant mucus in nose. Mucus lump feeling in throat. Extremely worried. Any ideas?

Headache for 2 months. Eyes feel swollen and hurt to move. Constant mucus in nose. Mucus lump feeling in throat. Extremely worried. Any ideas?

Red flag: Abrupt onset of a new or different type of severe headache or headache with autonomic features is always a red flag.
Rec. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a fever and sore throat with bloody sputum for a week now I have a itchy rash and my hands feet and face are swollen and hurt to move what is it?

I had a fever and sore throat with bloody sputum for a week now I have a itchy rash and my hands feet and face are swollen and hurt to move what is it?

See doctor: It could be a bacterial infection (strep?), residua of a viral infection, allergic reaction, or other. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and my hip hurts all the time it feels swollen sometimes and hurts to move or anything?

I'm 20 years old and my hip hurts all the time it feels swollen sometimes and hurts to move or anything?

Hip pain at 20: At 20 years of age, persistent pain in the hip is abnormal unless your bmi is over 35. I would recommend getting this checked at least with an x-ray to be sure you don't have some condition like slipped capital femoral epiphysis or legg-calve perthes disease (avascular necrosis) of the hip. An exam by a physician would also be a very good idea. ...Read more

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My elbow has been hurting. It's swollen and it hurts to move it even a little bit. Do I need to go to the doctor?

My elbow has been hurting. It's swollen and it hurts to move it even a little bit. Do I need to go to the doctor?

Yes: The most common reasons for the swelling and pain are very simple to treat! You should seek an ORTHOPEDIC consultation if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) agrees

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my elbow has been hurting. It's swollen and it hurts to move it even a little bit. Should I go to the doctor?

Yes.: A single swollen joint without a good reason is a good reason to see your doc. In the interim you can use an anti inflammatory medication such as naproxen or ibuprofen to help the discomfort. ...Read more

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Front outer side of ankle/start of foot swollen and hurts when I move my foot, what to do?

Front outer side of ankle/start of foot swollen and hurts when I move my foot, what to do?

Ankle Sprain: This sounds like it may be an ankle sprain or injury to one of the tendons that cross your ankle. I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a really bad tooth ache so I took some co-codimal which took away the pain but neck is now slightly swollen and it hurts to move my tongue?

I had a really bad tooth ache so I took some co-codimal which took away the pain but neck is now slightly swollen and it hurts to move my tongue?

Go to ER: You may potentially be getting a severe infection originating from a tooth abscess spreading to your throat. If this is the case, it can be life threatening. I suggest you either go to a dentist immediately, or the er. ...Read more

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My 6 yr olds neck hurts to the touch and has a small ball like knot that moves around when you touch it. Feels swollen some too.

My 6 yr olds neck hurts to the touch and has a small ball like knot that moves around when you touch it. Feels swollen some too.

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more

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My left lymph node is swollen and hurts and has the left side of my neck hurting when I move it and I can feel it. What could it be?

My left lymph node is swollen and hurts and has the left side of my neck hurting when I move it and I can feel it. What could it be?

Most likely an: Viral infection, but it could be serious like tuberculosis or valley fever. It could also be malignancy such as hodgkin's disease or lymphoma. Best to go to doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen spot around the 2 knots on the base of the skull but only on the right side. And it hurts to touch and move?

I woke up with a swollen spot around the 2 knots on the base of the skull but only on the right side. And it hurts to touch and move?

Lymph node: Swelling is infection is possible. This may be related to scalp infection, infection or inflammation of the base of the neck, or other serious issues. Should be seen and checked today. ...Read more

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What can I do for my knee that is slightly swollen, hurts to put weight on and to move from siting to standing. And also just to bend it?

What can I do for my knee that is slightly swollen, hurts to put weight on and to move from siting to standing. And also just to bend it?

RICE and an eval: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. You should also get a physician to take a look at it to make sure it is not something more serious, like an infection, fracture or significant tendon injury. ...Read more

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I was swimming today and I feel like I made an awkward move with my elbow and it's hurts a lot not but it's not swollen what should I do?

I was swimming today and I feel like I made an awkward move with my elbow and it's hurts a lot not but it's not swollen what should I do?

Rest: Consider the use of an over the counter NSAID such as advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, or Ibuprofen as well as rest, ice and avoidance of painful use. If not better in a week or so then see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I think I broke my pinky last night, but im not sure. Its swollen and purple and hurts to move. How do I know if its broken, sprained, jammed...Etc.?

I think I broke my pinky last night, but im not sure. Its swollen and purple and hurts to move. How do I know if its broken, sprained, jammed...Etc.?

See a doctor: Go to either your physician or an urgent care clinic and they will be able to tell - with or without x-ray. They'll probably use a device or bandage to immobilize it for some weeks. It may not really matter that you know as much as that they do and that they give you relief and as much corrective treatment as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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The top part of my wrist hurts when I move it up or down, and it feel like something is swollen inside. When I it and touch it, it hurts. What's wrong?

The top part of my wrist hurts when I move it up or down, and it feel like something is swollen inside. When I it and touch it, it hurts. What's wrong?

Seel below: Could be a tendon strain, ligament strain or tear, muscle sprain, ganglion cyst, etc. Recommend getting seen by your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I was at a full sprint and fell hard on one knee, now it hurts to the touch, but also hurts when I move it at all. A little swollen. Anything serious?

I was at a full sprint and fell hard on one knee, now it hurts to the touch, but also hurts when I move it at all. A little swollen. Anything serious?

Could be: You need to be examined and likely an x-ray-it could be fractured or a ligamentous or meniscus injury. Your PCP may refer you to an Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and the right side of my neck is swollen and it hurts. It also hurts to swollow. I can move it just fine without any kinda pain?

I woke up this morning and the right side of my neck is swollen and it hurts. It also hurts to swollow. I can move it just fine without any kinda pain?

See a doctor: You need to see a physician, swelling on the neck could be either a parotid gland,
or a lymph nodes, rarely vascular like a problem in the jugular vein.
difficulty swallowing will make it more complicated.
so please, go and see a physician. ...Read more

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I fell on my foot and I hurts and I can barely move it without pain and I think it's swollen?

I fell on my foot and I hurts and I can barely move it without pain and I think it's swollen?

Need xray to dx: You will need to have some radiology studies to insure there is not a fracture with your symptoms and history.

If your cannot get this done today, get some crutches, non weight bearing and use intermittent ice on the foot today and then be seen tomorrow ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if I touch it. It hurts like crazy?

My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if I touch it. It hurts like crazy?

Gout vs Infection: Classic gouty symptoms or infection. Usually a blood test and possibly a joint aspiration can prove which most of the time. You can get a cortisone shot in the joint when they do the aspiration. I find a shot (in arm or buttocks) of the NSAID Totadol gives 80% - 90% relief in 30 minutes for gout but not infection.
Either can ruin the cartilage, infection in 2 days, gout in a few months. Get checkd ...Read more

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What's sudo gout? What's the treatment? Why can't I move my ankles they are swollen and hurts very much?

What's sudo gout? What's the treatment? Why can't I move my ankles they are swollen and hurts very much?

Psudeogout: Pseudogout causes inflammation in joints similar to gout. Gout is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in joints, whereas, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyorphosphate crystals. During acute flares, both can respond to anti-inflammatories such as nsaids as well as colchicine. Would recommend being evaluated by your doctor to arrive at a diagnosis. Other causes should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs and have hurt my wrist. My wrist is really painful to move and is swollen. What could I have done?

I fell down the stairs and have hurt my wrist. My wrist is really painful to move and is swollen. What could I have done?

Pics best not words!: This is the perfect illustration of the common saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words" and in this case, an X-ray beats all words! Nothing you write & nothing we say can replace an image of your bones, the only way to determine if you have a fracture or not. Please go to an ER or an UC center & get an X-ray. If fractured, proper treatment is essential to ensure that your wrist works OK ...Read more

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