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Swollen Painful Black And Blue Thumb
I was getting ready to go out and my right thumb became painful. The pad of the thumb is all black and blue, a bit swollen and tingly. 10 minutes ago there was nothing wrong. Do I need to see a doctor?
RightOutOfTheBlk&Blu: Yes, unless your thumb got banged by an invisible painless hammer, you should see a doctor. Of course, a lot more needs to be known about you, like any chronic illness, what medications you take, what types of activities or work you engage in, etc. But at your age a painful blue (or pale) thumb that just comes out of nowhere is concerning and you should make sure your heart and blood vessels are OK ...Read more
Experience intense sharp pain, sudden difficulties moving rt. Thumb. Looks black & blue in the joint area feeling cold and swollen. What could this be?
Ans: Well depends really need more history. Soubds like you injured the thumb at some time what kind of work do you do? Best to see your doctor for exam and good history ...Read more
I was bit by a cat 2 hours ago on my left thumb and I've noticed it's very swollen and extremely painful. Should I seek medical attention?
Yes, today: From your description it is likely that you have an infection and it is spreading. Now, you could say that you want to go natural and let your body handle it. When patients tell me that in my office I mention to them that they are wearing clothes and that that's not natural. Get thee to a doc as soon as possible and if you don't recall when you last had a tetanus shot, get one! ...Read more
Go to ER: I would get it checked out immediately. Discoloration is a bad sign ...Read more
Maybe an injection: The tendon helps your finger bend and is lined by a sheath. It sounds like to may have inflammation of the tendon sheath causing locking when you bend it. This is called a trigger finger. When a hand orthopedist or rheumatologist evaluates you, they may recommend a steroid injection to relieve it. ...Read more
Get it checked asap.: You will need a medical evaluaton to determine if you have a gangrenous thumb. It could be a pseudomonas infection. It is imperative that you get immediate medical attention for this. Infections of the hands and fingers are particularly serious & can do damage to the internal structures. ...Read more
Raynaud's disease: I need more info, but based on your description you could have a condition called raynaud's disease, especially if that happens after exposure to cold water and/or exposure to cold weather, this is better discussed with your regular physician.. ...Read more
Get it looked @ ASAP: I take it you have had an injury, from your description you have either a large hematoma of the thumb or have lost the blood supplyeither way it needs attention. ...Read more
A swollen right thumb extremely painful and throbbing. No known injury. Gardening yesterday possibly got something in it but no sign of anything.
My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. Started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. Not broken or dislocated?
See doctor: Considering the symptoms you describe, it is possible you have an infection of your nailbed, which could be spreading - also known as "paronychia". You should see a doctor ASAP to get evaluated, as it may require antibiotics or drainage, and could get worse without it. In the meantime, apply warm soaks to your thumb at least 3x/day. If fever, go to ER. Best wishes. ...Read more
Trigger thumb: Initially ice, anti inflammatories and splinting should be tried. If no response than steroid injection could be helpful if not than surgical release of the a1 pulley that is causing the locking. ...Read more
See a physician: Get an x-ray.Get a more detailed answer ›
Smashed thumb with car door 5 days ago. Still swollen with some pressure. Not as painful now. Nail will fall off. How long for swelling to go down?
Up to 2 weeks: Ice the area and elevate it above your heart level will help get the swelling down faster ...Read more
The area under the knuckle of my R thumb turns different colors. It's turned blue, purple, and green. I've had it forever and it's swollen but no pain?
Thumb discolored.: Consider Raynaud's & a vascular eval.Get a more detailed answer ›
Jammed my thumb into a wall 8 days ago and it's still swollen painful and red I can move a little not much should I tape or brace it? I ice andTakeib.
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I pulled a hangnail from my thumb. My thumb is now swollen&very painful. I'm putting antibiotic&pain t cream but it hurts A LOT...HELP! PLS!
The pad of my hand under the thumb in my right hand is very swollen and painful. It seems to happen quite regularly what could cause this?
You would: Need to see a hand doctor and possibly a rheumatologist to get the answers to your question ...Read more
On 13-1-2014 i.E 8 days back my thumb nail got injured by a hook while washing clothes. And on 15th the wound got swollen and painful.?
Unlikely: Usually it would take 2 to 3 days before you see significant signs resulting from an infected wound. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?
Hi I've started taking antibiotics yesterday for a swollen red thumb. When will I feel relief it's still very painful?
See below: Generally speaking, antibiotics take 48-72 hours to kick in. If not improved after this, or worsening, get rechecked. ...Read more
“I think I have fractured my thumb. Very painful and swollen, and limited movement. I fell 4 days ago. Should I have an X-ray”?
Thumb fracture: Yes - X-Ray is the only way to see fracture. ...Read more
I was bit on my thumb on my left hand by a cat 2 hours ago now I noticed my thumb is very swollen and very painful. Should I seek medical attention?
Yes: Cat bites are serious medical issues you need to see doctor and get treatment now ...Read more
Last night my thumb was forced backwards by a ball; I had instant pain and swelling. Now its swollen, bruised, and painful. It hurts in any position.
X-ray: It is possible you have a fracture. You should have an x-ray and possibly see an orthopaedic doctor. ...Read more
Injured my thumb two years ago. It's still swollen and painful at the base. The doctor did't see anything and didn't do x-ray. Why do I still have it?
Xray and exam: I would recommend a new exam and an xray. You could have a soft tissue problem too. ...Read more
I had a tiny scar on my thumb that healed a shiny and raised off the skin. I think I irratated it now it's swollen and painful to touch. What do I do to help it heal?
Thumb scar?: You need to see a surgeon to evaluate the injury and scar. ...Read more
I had a tiny scar on my thumb that healed a shiny and raised off the skin. I think I irratated it now it's swollen, blistered and painful to touch. What do I do to help it heal?
Infection?: Hard to say without seeing it. Did you puncture it when it first happened? It's possible you have a foreign body deep in the wound. You may have an infection. See a doctor for an evaluation and possible X-ray. Until then put topical antibiotic ointment on it and cover with a bandaid ...Read more
I fell off my skateboard onto my thumb, and it's swollen and painful around the joint. It hurts and clicks if I bend it, have I sprained it?
Possible UCL tear: The thumb has in important ligament called the ulnar collateral ligament (ucl). It can tear with sports such as skiing. It is sometimes called "gamekeeper's thumb". Certainly, it could be just a sprain. However, fractures and ucl tears are the most serious thumb injuries. The thumb is pretty important. So, my recommendation is to see a hand orthopedic specialist or sports medicine doc who is comfortable with treating these injuries. ...Read more
Fell Feb14, was xrayed=no fx, tho doc thought it looked broken. Injury is to thumb joint more distal (not at base of thumb) still swollen/painful?
Joint btw thumb and palm gets super painful & swollen w tiniest effort. Started w thumb's severe accidental turn backwards. Pt unhelpful. What to do?
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