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Swollen, painful wrist and knee from Fentanyl patches?

Swollen, painful wrist and knee from Fentanyl patches?

Make sure it's not: from the adhesive used. Apparently they are latex free, so that is good, but you may be having an allergic reaction to the Fentanyl itself if it's swelling where you just put the patch on. Contact your doctor to notify her/him, as they may need to substitute another pain med in place of Fentanyl. ...Read more

Wrist Swelling (Definition)

The normal wrist to the injured one.Look at them on all 4 sides.If there is swelling , the injured ...Read more


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My left wrist, forearm and knee are painful and swollen. This has happened off and on for the past 3 or 4 months.

My left wrist, forearm and knee are painful and swollen. This has happened off and on for the past 3 or 4 months.

Possible autoimmune: On and off swelling of joints is suggestive of an underlying infectious process or autoimmune process like rheumatoid arthritis. You should see your MD about this preferably when the swelling is occurring. You need a good examination and blood tests at a minimum and possibly some xrays. ...Read more

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My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt. My left wrist is also sore. My mouth is extremly dry. Should i go to ER ?

My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt.  My left wrist is also sore.  My mouth is extremly dry.  Should i go to ER ?

Swollen joints: If one joint was swollen, i would be more likely to recommend er evaluation to rule out septic arthritis; a bad infection that attacks a joint. In your case, you are having pain in multiple joints all over the body. This is more likely indicating a systemic type of arthritis. I would advise evaluation by either your primary physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.

Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.

Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist. Left leg swollen below my knee. Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?

I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist.  Left leg swollen below my knee.  Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?

You have a : Few issues here. You need to be careful the swelling below the knee is not in the calf region as a clot is a serious problem. The wrist pain i would see an orthopedist for who can comment on your other issues as well. Not sure if that. Swelling is impinging a nerve causing the foot and toe numbness or if they are unrelated. ...Read more

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