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I type a lot on the computer and lately on top of my hand hurts. What do I do? I need to wrok.

I type a lot on the computer and lately on top of my hand hurts. What do I do? I need to wrok.

Carpal tunnel?: You may possibly having carpal tunnel which is quite common in folks using their hands repetitively such as typing etc...Over-use arthritis can also be causing symptoms. I would recommend seeing your doc for an evaluation to determine a best solution for your.
Try some motrin/aleve, vitamin b6, and wrist splint in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter's top left hand hurts what's wrong?

My daughter's top left hand hurts what's wrong?

Needs examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fell on hand hurts top left hand exacerbated previous thumb injury have appt in two weeks made prior to fall see sooner?

Fell on hand hurts top left hand exacerbated previous thumb injury have appt in two weeks made prior to fall see sooner?

Try ice, NSAIDs: If u develop more swelling on the'top' of your hand or bruising (ecchymosis)or note any deformity of your finger (s) you should get an earlier appointment or go to the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Smashed thumb in trunk almost 2 weeks ago and severely cut it the cut it healing but still can't bend it and my hand hurts badly?

Smashed thumb in trunk almost 2 weeks ago and severely cut it the cut it healing but still can't bend it and my hand hurts badly?

See a bone doctor: You need to see a hand surgeon to see if there is something they can do
you might had a crushing fracture to your thumb, the skin on the top might heal but it take 4-6 weeks for the bone to heal.
see a hand surgeon, might be able to help you ...Read more

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My left hand hurts right above my wrist I am left handed I can't use my thumb as much as I could before it hurts to touch and it is akey?

My left hand hurts right above my wrist I am left handed I can't use my thumb as much as I could before it hurts to touch and it is akey?

DeQuervain's disease: Sounds like this disease named after a french doctor who described it in the 19th century. The thumb tendons coverings are swollen and irritating the radial nerve yielding pain. The first step is to be examined by a specialist. He may be able to cure you with a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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Space between pinky knuckle and ulna hurts when I use hand. Hurts along back of hand. Fyi I play clarinet if that might be a cause?

Space between pinky knuckle and ulna hurts when I use hand. Hurts along back of hand. Fyi I play clarinet if that might be a cause?

Explanation: Your profession - playing clarinet, definitely related to this condition. Overuse some muscle, ligaments can cause carpal tunnel syndrome and this possibly one of variant of them. You can see a doctor and discuss your options for treatment. ...Read more

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I've taken three dosages of bactrum ds can I still end up having serum sickness? My left hand hurts right on the top. For no apparent reason. That's why I was wondering

I've taken three dosages of bactrum ds can I still end up having serum sickness? My left hand hurts right on the top. For no apparent reason. That's why I was wondering

NO: Serum sickness develops with sulfa drugs after a period (usually long term) of treatment!
FURTHERMORE serum sickness joint pain is SYMMETRICAL. ...not just with L hand/wrist!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Hand Pain: This is an unusua and complexl enough mix of symptoms that i'd say you should be seen by a hand doctor. That's not to say you need to worry about it, but some things just need to be seen in person. ...Read more

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A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?

A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?

Infection likely: The differential is long, but infection is at the top of the list. In particular with the staph series of bacteria, including mrsa.

Less likely are bug bites and rarely are such lesions autoimmune related.

I would recommend evaluation by medical professional -. ...Read more

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My hand hurts, could it be a pinced nerve?

My hand hurts, could it be a pinced nerve?

Sure it can: "hand pain" can be caused by a long list of things, some of which can be serious. When in slight doubt or slightly concerned, its always safer to see the doctor for an exam. Early treatment is better than late treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hand hurts after writing with pen?

What does it mean when your hand hurts after writing with pen?

Few things: It could simply be pain due to writing too much or gripping the pen too hard. Other possibilities includes tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis (usually osteoarthritis). These are not generally not hard to diagnose. Start with your primary care physician. If no help, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My hand hurts me a lot I didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

My hand hurts me a lot I didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

Not if your sane: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain? ...Read more

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My hand hurts a little when I grasp things? What's your thought. ..? Thank you

My hand hurts a little when I grasp things? What's your thought. ..? Thank you

Painful Grasp: Mild pain or discomfort when grasping things can be due to a variety of reasons. The muscles into your hand called intrinsics could be tight. Joints can swell temporarily due to arthritis or sprains. Tendonitis can be another reason. If symptoms persist seek advice from a hand specialist. ...Read more

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My hand hurts after shot for blood test, what to do?

My hand hurts after shot for blood test, what to do?

Nerve injury: If it hurt a lot getting the blood test a nerve may have been injured. See a hand surgeon ...Read more

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My hand hurts, but I can make a fist. So, could this still be a broken hand?

My hand hurts, but I can make a fist. So, could this still be a broken hand?

Could be: Even if you can move your hand and fingers after an injury, it can still be broken. If you are at all concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs! My hand hurts sometimes, could it be nerve damage?

Help docs! My hand hurts sometimes, could it be nerve damage?

Unlikely: The cause is more likely to be, usculoskeletal than neurologic unless it is associated with numbness or pins and needles sensation. If you are concerned, have thehands evaluated. ...Read more

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How come my wrist/ hand hurts when I move it a certain way?

How come my wrist/ hand hurts when I move it a certain way?

See below: The most common reason would be a strained tendon or ligament in your wrist. Other possiblities are arthritis of the wrist joints, cartilage problems in the wrist, benign growths in the wrist. See a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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The outer side of my right hand hurts. Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?

The outer side of my right hand hurts. Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?

Side...: We say thumb side or pinky side. Thumb side is carpal tunnel. Pinky side is funny bone or a neck problem. Both could be from neck or underarm area for a nerve pinch, but carpal tunnel is really really common. All of us here at healthtap have carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Dog bite on one hand and now my other hand hurts too, what's going on?

Dog bite on one hand and now my other hand hurts too, what's going on?

At times pain in one: Hand that is intense can make the other hand feel pain too. One theory is that the [pain pathways in the spinal cord that supplies one side are close to those on the other side of the spinal to the other hand. Other times just using the normal side more than usual can bring on some discomfort. ...Read more

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My hand hurts just when I close my hand. It sometimes feel numb when I have it open.

My hand hurts just when I close my hand. It sometimes feel numb when I have it open.

Carpal tunnel: Many different things can cause the symptoms you are having but the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome. In this syndrome the median nerve is pinched at the wrist. It can be made better by using a canvas wrist brace and small doses of ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). I If this does not improve the symptoms have a further evaluation in person. It is often associated with repetitive movements also. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and got bit by a dog. Not really bit but scratched, she's 11 and now her whole hand hurts. Should I take her in for a shot?

My daughter is 11 and got bit by a dog. Not really bit but scratched, she's 11 and now her whole hand hurts. Should I take her in for a shot?

Have hand evaluated: You should have the hand evaluated to make sure an infection is not developing. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more

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Pain in right should with tinglin feeling in right hand. Hurts to lean my head that way?

Pain in right should with tinglin feeling in right hand. Hurts to lean my head that way?

Nerve entrapment: This could be nerve entrapment. There could be many other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My hand hurts sometimes. Like its cramped (bones hurt). Any ideas what it is?

My hand hurts sometimes. Like its cramped (bones hurt). Any ideas what it is?

Diabetes?: Retinopathy, 44, -hmmm suspicious for DM type II. C
Check yourH A1c and urine. If there is numbness in the hand consider Carpal Tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel entrapment. If there is actual cramping, rebreathe in a paper bag or newest idea--eat something very spicy. Finally, if the pain has a pattern other than your entire hand, you may have neck problem. ...Read more

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I got a blood clot on my hand while waxing waxing and my whole hand hurts, should I be concerned?

I got a blood clot on my hand while waxing waxing and my whole hand hurts, should I be concerned?

No: Not at risk for an embolus and pain should be unrelated to a venous clot. An arterial clot would obstruct blood flow and cause ischemic pain. That can be a medical emergency depending on collateral blood flow. If pain persists seek care with pcp or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My hand hurts and I have a small round bone that's felt should I go to a chiropractor or a doctor?

My hand hurts and I have a small round bone that's felt should I go to a chiropractor or a doctor?

A Doctor: Chiropractors have no basis in their "theory" for treatment of the hand. You should see a hand specialist or an orthopedic specialist if you have hand issues. It could be dangerous for a chiropractor to manipulate your hand. ...Read more