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I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

Circulation.: I am assuming you mean swelling from excess blood flow and not actual blood.
Could be a DVT in the arm. It would be important to have an exam done and maybe some testing.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Many reasons: Many reasons, check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?

What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?

Likely muscle/joint: If there is no swelling of the vein or associated redness, this is unlikely to be a vascular source of discomfort. The area between your thumb & first finger can become sore from prolonged movements like grasping, pulling or holding something, esp if repeatedly. Often discomfort doesn't peak for 24-48 hours after such activity. Try to limit such movements to see if improves. ...Read more

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My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot

My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open  get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot

See details: This situation needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Pain and swelling in the hands is never normal and can have several causes, some of them potentially serious. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful.The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep.My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful.The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep.My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

Ganglion cyst: Obtain a second opinion or ask for clarification from the surgeon. Perhaps the cyst is not causing any problems and you misunderstood the surgeon's reason(s) for not operating. Ganglion cysts are filled with synovial fluid and are an out-pouching of the joints or tendons. Surgical excision remains the primary treatment but sometimes they are aspirated or injected with cortisone. ...Read more

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Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside.Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?

Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside.Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?

See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine your hands in person. See your own doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Stung between thumb and fore finger. Swelling is excessive. Running nearly to elbow. Cannot move wrist or any fingers. How long before dangerous bee?

Stung between thumb and fore finger. Swelling is excessive. Running nearly to elbow. Cannot move wrist or any fingers. How long before dangerous  bee?

Suggest see MD now: I suggest you seek medical attention right away. This does not sound like only a simple bee sting reaction ...Read more

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On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?

On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?

Patience: It could very well be that it may just take more time. You can get better from the arthroplasty up to 6-8 months. So if you are slowly getting better, you will likely continue to improve. If you are not getting better, or are even getting worse, you need to let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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I had capital tunnel surgery today. My thumb pointer and middle fingers are still really swollen and hard to move. Is this normal?

I had capital tunnel surgery today. My thumb pointer and middle fingers are still really swollen and hard to move. Is this normal?

Radial nerve distrib: That is the exact distribution of your radial nerve which is one of the nerves that was being compressed by your carpal tunnel. Get your surgeon to examine you immediately! He may have to go in and open up that area and relieve any pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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The tips of my index and thumb fingers of both hands feel swollen and a bit numb, but they visually seem fine. It comes and goes. What could it be?

The tips of my index and thumb fingers of both hands feel swollen and a bit numb, but they visually seem fine. It comes and goes. What could it be?

Continue to monitor: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. See your physician for evaluation if your symptoms persist or you develop new associated symptoms. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia.htm ...Read more

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Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. no injury. swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. what could it be?

Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. no injury. swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. what could it be?

Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important. ...Read more

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Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Could be infection: The most common thing to happen there would be infection. Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap.com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more

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Carved pumpkins last night and my hand automatically started swelling by my thumb went to bed and its still swollen and. Now my fingers are tingeling?

Carved pumpkins last night and my hand automatically started swelling by my thumb went to bed and its still swollen and. Now my fingers are tingeling?

Inflammation likely: Swelling suggests inflammation or injury, and tingling suggests nerve irritation. If no direct injury was involved, likely have a combination of inflammation from overuse along with nerve irritation from direct pressure from the knife handle. Best to have it evaluated face-to-face by a physician. ...Read more

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My son bites his fingers. His left thumb is now swollen, is red and is yellow in the cuticle. Is this an infection?

My son bites his fingers. His left thumb is now swollen, is red and is yellow in the cuticle. Is this an infection?

Yes. Paronychia: He probably has a paronychia infection. You could try warm soaks and a topical antibiotic.
However, if he has a fever or pus draining, he should see his pediatrician who could have it drained & cultured and will probably put him on an oral antibiotic. ...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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My right hand thumb middle part above top joint is swollen just like the index finger(same part of finger) before few months, what should i do?

My right hand thumb middle part above top joint is swollen just like the index finger(same part of finger) before few months, what should i do?

Agree: Sounds like tendon swelling above the joint.Differential diagnosis trauma,dactylitis swelling of tendon which can occur with sarcoid or psoriasis.Infection or even a foreign object like a plant thorn can also cause pain.Now that this has been going on for a while I would check it out .So that you can be "all thumbs". ...Read more

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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else. ...Read more

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My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

My thumb joint is very painful and swollen.  Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger.  Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

Which thumb joint : there are three basic thumb joints. If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take. ...Read more

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Wrist hurts, along with stiff thumb, fingers feel swollen, shoulder hurts, elbow hurts and numbness or burning on back? why? also body tingles

Wrist hurts, along with stiff thumb, fingers feel swollen, shoulder hurts, elbow hurts and numbness or burning on back? why? also body tingles

Joint pains and aches: Hard to say without the benefit of an examination and laboratory data. Sounds like you should see your doctor and have a work up for arthritis. Sounds like quite a bit of inflammation in the joints. ...Read more

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My Left Hand finger Knuckles have progressively swollen over last wk. 3 fingers affected, bent on last knuckle closest to finger nail. X Ray of thumb ?

My Left Hand finger Knuckles have progressively swollen over last wk. 3 fingers affected, bent on last knuckle closest to finger nail. X Ray of thumb ?

Knuckles swelling: I am not sure I understand your question completely. That’s why it is so important for your physician to see you, and make it diagnosis. Various types of swelling of the fingers which are very important, such as arthritis, and other conditions should be considered.. See your doctor. ...Read more