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Doctor insights on: Swollen Knuckles On The One Hand Only

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How long will it take for my swollen knuckles/hand to go back to normal? If it is fractured do I have to go to hospital?

How long will it take for my swollen knuckles/hand to go back to normal? If it is fractured do I have to go to hospital?

It takes time: Did you injure your hand? Swelling can last for a variable period of time depending on if it is broken or sprained and exactly what the injury is. Between 1-3 weeks would not be unusual. You can apply an ace wrap, apply ice to the area (20 minutes on/20 minutes off), and elevate above heart level to help with the swelling. You will need to have an x-ray done to determine if it is broken. ...Read more

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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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have fell on my hand it is badly swollen and started to bruise one of my knuckles seems to disappeared what should I do?

I have fell on my hand it is badly swollen and started to bruise one of my knuckles seems to disappeared what should I do?

X-ray: With the amount of swelling and bruising you're describing, it's likely that you may have a fracture. You should take yourself to get an X-ray to find out for sure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Boxers fracture: Common injury as described is a metacarpal fracture most commonly the 5th metacarpal. You need x rays and possible casting or open reduction and plating. Seek care with hand surgeon. Possible sagital band injury as well. ...Read more

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Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst. Woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?

Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst. Woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?

Arthritis?: It may be part of a larger arthritis syndrome. You need to see your physician. Your evaluation will include lab, imaging along with a history and physical. Inflammation is occuring and it may be causing the arthritis and the the blood vessels - getting the petechiae. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hand swelling at night, without tingling? It's similar to when I go walking and my hands swell.

Why am I getting hand swelling at night, without tingling? It's similar to when I go walking and my hands swell.

Dependent edema: If it is not associated with pain or swollen joints, all you need to do is be more actve with your hands and elevate them. Medications for high blood pressure can do this, as well as some heart medications and even antiinflammatories. Iif it persists or becomes progressive, need to be evaluated for lymphedema. ...Read more

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I have hand swelling. One then the other. What kind of dr. Should I see? No other symptoms, could I have allergy feces from dog and baby diapers?

I have hand swelling. One then the other. What kind of dr. Should I see? No other symptoms, could I have allergy feces from dog and baby diapers?

Possibly: Unilateral hand swelling can be from many causes. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon. If you have been in contact with feces (baby or animal) and you had a cut you may have not known about there may be an infection causing the swelling. Get checked out sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can you advise for bouchard's nodes! Swollen knuckles?

Can you advise for bouchard's nodes! Swollen knuckles?

Bouchard's knuckles: Unusual at your age. Tends to run in families. Caused by rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.If due to OA no known way to prevent that I know of other than choosing different grandparents. My Dad, bother and I have them. ...Read more

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What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

Hand arthritis: Need to get xray of the hand and some blood work to rule out rheumatological/connective tissue disorder and also to rule out an infection if accompanied by redness and any fevers. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

Punching what: If you punched something hard did you break anything? Might need an examination and possible x-ray.
If a soft puching bag take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, the swelling and inflammation should be gone by morning. ...Read more

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I took my 5 month old to the Dr. Today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

I took my 5 month old to the Dr. Today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

Cause or not: I would suspect the kid may be sucking that hand a bit more because of an un-noticed bug bite. These also can cause a bit of painless swelling. ...Read more

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My right hand had suddenly swollen and woke up with left one beginning to swell. Both can be itchy at times. And I feel pain in both. What could it be?

My right hand had suddenly swollen and woke up with left one beginning to swell. Both can be itchy at times. And I feel pain in both. What could it be?

Swollen hand: That is unusual would be seen by ER /doc today. May be carpal tunnel, allergy to some product, bites, or autoimmune disease, rarely clot, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (but you need an injury for this) Could try benedryl (no driving afterward x 6 hour) / but hands are important Go to urgent care ER this AM may need prednisone. ...Read more

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Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Likely not: Veins can be prominent where there is less fatty tissue. If it's not bothering you, there should not be a cause of worry. If still concerned, consult a physician. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning with one swollen hand, what could have caused this?

I woke up one morning with one swollen hand, what could have caused this?

Multiple causes: Insect bite, allergy, sleeping on arm under you, blood clot, lymphatic blockage from many reasons. ...Read more

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Hi my index on my right hand, suddenly got swollen on one side. Its a little hard but no pain. I'm worried, what is this?

Hi my index on my right hand, suddenly got swollen on one side. Its a little hard but no pain. I'm worried, what is this?

Infection and gout: And tenosynovitis are three things that can occur quickly. If you can't bend, are getting more swollen, your finger is flexed a little or there is pain with passive motion you need to get medical attention. It is hard to go beyond this without more details. ...Read more

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My 14 month daughter woke up with swollen hand. Now it's getting red and kinda bubbling in one spot like if you get bit or burnt.

My 14 month daughter woke up with swollen hand. Now it's getting red and kinda bubbling in one spot like if you get bit or burnt.

Swollen Hand: It does sound like a bite. A burn would unlikely get swollen that quickly. Keep it clean and use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling and itching. If it changes color or the swelling gets worse or there is drainage, see her MD for further care. All the best. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old has swollen bumps all own her leg, on her foot, and one on her hand. Wasn't swollen yesterday. What is this?

My 1 yr old has swollen bumps all own her leg, on her foot, and one on her hand. Wasn't swollen yesterday. What is this?

Are they hives?: Without looking at the bumps, it would be impossible to make a diagnosis. So these are my guesses. (1) hives due to some allergy, (2) insect bites such as mosquito bites, (3) scabies, (4) a virus infection, (5) HSP (though she is a bit too young), (6) itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura). These are some potential diagnoses. If the bumps bother her, please take her to a doctor. You could send pics. ...Read more

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My left hand finger tips are swollen except my thumb I get these in only when I bathe my daughter its either on one hand or the other?

My left hand finger tips are swollen except my thumb I get these in only when I bathe my daughter its either on one hand or the other?

Unusual: This does not sound normal and should be evaluated further. Is it an allergy or a positional construction of lymphatic or venous structures? It could be any number of possibilities. ...Read more

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Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p

Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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I think I have been bitten by a spider. My hand is swollen and red. It has been 3 days not the reddest has gathered to one spot. The spot is really red and has blisters. I have taken antibotics and benyagral. No doctor

I think I have been bitten by a spider. My hand is swollen and red. It has been 3 days not the reddest has gathered to one spot. The spot is really red and has blisters. I have taken antibotics and benyagral. No doctor

Hard: Hard to tell what type of spider and whether this is infected without a picture. Any chance it was a brown recluse spider (those bites typically get worse and the skin can break down into a sore/ulcer)? Since it sounds like this is not getting better and is red and swollen, I would recommend you see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. I hope that helps. ...Read more