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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
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.
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
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