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I woke up in pain my rings were very tight and fingers were swollen.I also have. Have a copy of blood work don't understand them .I know it's not good?

I woke up in pain my rings were very tight and fingers were swollen.I also have. Have a copy of blood work don't understand them .I know it's not good?

First, remove rings: Elevate hands, and apply ice to fingers. Apply soapy solution and try to remove rings. If unable to remove, try string technique as shown. If unsuccessful, may need to cut ring(s) off. Cause may be water retention, often due to excess salt. May also be due to kidney problem, or other illness. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Short of breath, chest got tight, hands, fingers and mouth/face tingled and tightened. Paramedics said hyperventilation. What to do next?

Short of breath, chest got tight, hands, fingers and mouth/face tingled and tightened. Paramedics said hyperventilation. What to do next?

Paper bag: To reverse hyperventilation rapidly, breathe into a paper bags (not plastic), making a tight seal around your mouth and nose. The idea is to re-breathe some of your own breath. Do this for 2-3 minutes and you should start to feel better. Continue if necessary, but not for more than 10 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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It feels very tight when bend my fingers. Should i be concerned?

It feels very tight when bend my fingers. Should i be concerned?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to keep an extremely tight ring on a finger all the time?

Is it a bad idea to keep an extremely tight ring on a finger all the time?

Yes: Wearing a ring that is too tight may lead to swelling and cause neurologic or circulatory problems. It is a bad idea. Rings can often be resized by a jewler if too small. ...Read more

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Left an elastic band tight around my little finger for about 4 hours. It was purple and numb. 24 hours after removing band, finger is still numb.

Left an elastic band tight around my little finger for about 4 hours. It was purple and numb. 24 hours after removing band, finger is still numb.

Likely transient pbm: You don't mention that your finger is still purple, and if not, you may recover all function.You likely cut off enough of the nourishment to the digital nerve that there will be a delay in recovery that can last days or might be long term. Use as a learning experience.Cut the blood supply to living tissue and you may lose it. ...Read more

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I am on levothyroxine 100 mcg. And I have been having tightness in my head, fingers and feet cold, could these be my thyroid?

I am on levothyroxine  100 mcg. And I have been having tightness in my head, fingers and feet cold, could these be my thyroid?

Probably not: This amount of levothyroxine is enough to take care of your daily needs. So you need to go see your doctor to find out hwy your head feels tight. It is not related to your thyroid problem. ...Read more

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My mum has frequent numdness on her left hand, during sleep. And wakes up with tight movement of her fingers. What could be the cause?

My mum has frequent numdness on her left hand, during sleep. And wakes up with tight movement of her fingers. What could be the cause?

Carpal Tunnel: This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. People who perform repetitive or fine tasks with their hands, eg typists, are at most risk. If there is doubt, a nerve conduction study can diagnose for sure. Treatment can be as simple as a brace or as complex as surgical release. Rarely can be associated with hypothyroidism or other issues but most often not. ...Read more

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56 year old it profesional. Arm, just above elbow very sore. Feels like muscle is very tight all the time. Fingers cramp. Ideas?

56 year old it profesional.  Arm, just above elbow very sore.  Feels like muscle is very tight all the time.  Fingers cramp.  Ideas?

Overuse syndrome: This is becoming the most common reason humans go to see the doctor. One gets an injury, usually from overuse of certain muscles in certain positions and their day to day repetitive motions keep the injury from healing. This tendonitis or bursitis, to heal, must be rested. That means not using the arm where there is pain for one to two weeks. Some people find that by changing their mouse hands.. ...Read more