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Swollen Middle Finger
80 yr old mom has swollen middle finger very painful and nail bed oozes liquid pus. What could be causing this? She is diabetic, on dialysis
Finger infection: I am sorry to hear about your mother's pain, and symptoms. She is at increased risk for infections due to diabetes and being on dialysis. Symptoms of swelling and pus drainage sound consistent with a nail bed infection, however swelling of the entire finger with pain sound as though an infection could be spreading. A medical professional should evaluate the finger as soon as feasible. ...Read more
Very swollen middle right finger at the last joint but numb but to the top but painfull to the palm of my hand feels like in the bone. Infection prob?
The? Is confusing-: -but it sounds like the tip of the finger is swollen & tight as well as numb. If there was a penetrating wound, like a thorn... It could B an infection in the pulp of the tip, but these initially R very painful. If it's more in the joint area, it could B a tendon sheath infec. Both conditions R serious, if it is painful 2 flex it, call Ur ortho guy 4 eval. ...Read more
Suspect a sprain...: If it is in the middle joint of your middle finger (that was in the bowling ball,) it is probably sprained. If that is what, in fact, it is, expect it to be swollen and sore for a number of months; perhaps more than a year, so be patient... It should slowly improve. ...Read more
My index finger started hurting about two weeks ago and is now swollen and now my middle finger is starting to hurt I don't see any swelling yet.
See a doctor: Infections in the fingers and hands can be dangerous and may progress rapidly. You need to see a doctor immediately to determine the cause of the pain and swelling. If it is an infection you need to be on antibiotics as soon as possible. ...Read more
Palm cut 30 days ago. Hobby knife 1.5 cm deep. Nerve tingled. Dr put in medical glue. Cut OK but middle finger swollen still. Is that normal?
Cut Palm: Is it red or tender? Could be infected. Send us a photo to see if it is normal swelling or early infection. ...Read more
My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?
Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day. ...Read more
When I push down with my fingers it hurts in the inside of my palm. The outside of my hand is very swollen. My middle and ring finger is hurting.
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint, has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury, cd anything be done to fix?
Lately my both hand swell every morning aching my bone (borh hand). One of my middle finger swollen and hurt constantly. Do I need vitamin c? Or?
Maybe: Obvious question is did you injure it? If so probably just jammed, and depending on the severity of injury, could be broken. If no injury mechanism then it could be from arthritis causing swelling or decreased blood flow which obviously sounds dangerous, but there benign causes of this. The only way to know is to have it examined by a physician. ...Read more
My middle finger has gotten progressively more swollen and painful for the last 24 hours, and I don't know what I did to cause this?
Swollen finger: Go to ER immediately. You could have an infection which is not treated promptly, could result in possible blood infection or loss of function of finger, or it could be autoimmune / lyme -like disease. Since the risk from infection is so great go to ER. ...Read more
Started to get pains in my middle finger it comes and goes and sometimes can last for a week at a time. It feels swollen and stiff. Didn't damage it.
Trigger finger?: If it is swollen along the palm in line with the finger, or you get occasional locking (unable to move the finger), it could be a trigger finger. Many times a cortisone shot can help. ...Read more
See details: Then have it evaluated. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more
A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?
Swollen finger: Gout could certainly be a cause of acute painful red swelling around any joint, and is one of the more common causes of acute pain and swelling in a finger joint. Other causes to consider are infection. Sometimes a bacterial germ can get in under the skin through just the slightest nick in the skin. This is the most serious concern. And, of course, trauma or a sprain can do this. ...Read more
A section of my middle finger is swollen, I noticed in the middle of the day and it's not the first time it has done this. What is the cause of this?.
RaiseHighGiveTheSign: Oh yeah? So where you been puttin' it?? It won't swell for no reason. Wearing a ring? If so, take it off. Is it red and does it hurt? Then you should see a doctor. Can't move it too well? See a doctor. Doesn't hurt but stays that way for a week? See a doctor. Get locked in the same position? See a doctor. Turn green with little squiggly moving purple things coming out of the sides? See a Witch doctor ...Read more
Hello i have a question about my finger its important my middle finger is swollen throbbin itching a lil and painfull but i have no cuts?
The tip of my middle finger is swollen, warm to the touch and really hurts. It's been this way for 3 days now and isn't getting better. Help?
Cellulitis: Sounds like its infected. You need antibiotics. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
When I bend my ring finger i barely can it hurts very bad it over laps my middle finger and can barely straighten it. Black and blue/ swollen?
My finger to the right of my middle finger is very swollen on the right area near the finger nail. It does not appear to have any external cuts?
? Infection: It could be infection which may resolve spontaneously. Check with your doctor if not better. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. ...Read more
I don't know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My hand is really swollen and I can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?
My middle finger is swollen and I have not injured it. I took an x-ray and nothing was found. What could it be? It has been over a month
I have been in pain for two days now and it's not stopping soon. My middle finger is swollen and in a lot of pain not red. What could it be?
Any trauma: My first question any trauma if there is no trauma you might be experiencing some kind of acute arthritis could be gout or rheumatoid arthritis if there is any history of penetrating trauma infection had to be ruled out go and see your doctor they can assure you after careful examination and give you proper treatment good luck ...Read more
My middle finger has a red bump and is swollen, it looks like a bite mark. Its been 3 days. It hurts when I try to bend it. Should we open it?
Don't open: see derm to be treated...may require warm soaks/ poss antibiotics ...Read more
My daughter hurt her middle finger @ softball 2day now its swollen from the knuckle up, if its broke would they do nething or can it heal on its own?
It is better to: Check it out, some time this sign for fracture and that fracture could affect the joint and need something done about it. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
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