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Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more

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Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger ?

Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger ?

Herpetic whitlow: A swollen finger with a blistering (no history of burn or puncture wound) is classic for a herpetic whitlow. It is a form of herpes simplex ( like a cold sore) but appears on your finger. Suggest you see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Blisters on hand: May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema . Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist. https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ ...Read more

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What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

Most common CTS: Carpal tunnel is common, ulnar nerve or cubital tunnel, neck discs, nerve compression are common issues. ...Read more

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Cluster of blisters on Palm and 3 little blisters on middle finger. What could it be?

Cluster of blisters on Palm and 3 little blisters on middle finger. What could it be?

Eczema; shingles?: Some forms of eczema cause blisterlike lesions on the palms and fingers. But if they are red and hurt, it may be a shingles rash. See a primary doctor or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of a fractured hand involve swelling?

Do symptoms of a fractured hand involve swelling?

Yes: Hand fractures are associated with pain, bruising, swelling and if displaced may exhibit rotation or other finger deformities. ...Read more

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What are telltale symptoms of a jammed wrist?

What are telltale symptoms of a jammed wrist?

"jammed" wrist: Implies no "sprain" ie ligaments are intact, but the joint may be traumatized, swollen , painful, stiff or all 3. ...Read more

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Sharp unprovoked pain in palm-knuckle of ring finger, (L) hand. Over two weeks has spread to middle finger & center of palm. Can't bend either finger.

Sharp unprovoked pain in palm-knuckle of ring finger, (L) hand. Over two weeks has spread to middle finger & center of palm. Can't bend either finger.

Tendinitis: You have a flexor tendon which goes through a sheath. These run up to each of your fingers and then to your palm. Some type of inflammatory process or possible infectioun. You should be seen. ...Read more

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Paronychia finger infection what symptoms ?

Paronychia finger infection what symptoms ?

Paronychia Sxs: Paronychia means swelling or irritation around the nail. It can be bacterial, viral or fungal. ...Read more

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Pain in left bicep and shoulder, hot sore pointer finger and cold blue sore little finger. Funny purple marks on hand but no injury sustained?

Pain in left bicep and shoulder, hot sore pointer finger and cold blue sore little finger. Funny purple marks on hand but no injury sustained?

Be seen: many possible causes, i would recommend you be seen. potential causes could typically be neurologic or vascular. an exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause and tell you which way to go. Don't let it get to bad before you get evaluated, as you may be developing ischemia in your arm for one reason or another. ...Read more

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Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes but you should have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. This may be raynauds disease. Raynauds is often associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...Read more

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Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

A pic is worth a lot: Not enough info to make any determination of what's going on. A pic would help and a little more detail about the history. ...Read more

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Middle finger into Palm is sore & hurts. Dr said trigger finger. Could it be infection instead? No swelling or redness. No injury to hand. Only middle

Middle finger into Palm is sore & hurts. Dr said trigger finger. Could it be infection instead? No swelling or redness. No injury to hand. Only middle

Not likely infection: Trigger finger is more common (especially in the dominant hand) in a healthy individual with no history of trauma, no redness, swelling. There is often a mass that can be felt and move with flexing and extending of the finger. If infection is present a present usually doesn't tolerate moving the finger. Trust your physician. If you have doubts "see" another physician. ...Read more

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Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more

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Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?

Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?

Unlikely: If you touched the ulcer directly with a finger which had a wound you might get this, but by secondary transfer this would be quite unusual. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more