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Vein Swelling In Hands
You don't: Why you want to find your own vein anyway? If your doctor needs to put IV access- your doctor and staff will be able to find the good location. If not, sometimes, an ultrasound is used to guide locate the vein. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema. There is unilateral swelling in reflex dystrophy and s3pe. If the individual joints are swollen this can suggest polyarthritis like rheuamtoid arthritis. There are a variety of other causes depnding where the swelling is and its intensity. ...Read more
Some suggestions: There are multiple causes, including rheumatic disease, infections, poor circulation, arthritis. Sometimes the initial workup does not yield a diagnosis. I would suggest that you review your records with your primary doctor and discuss all these possibilities. An ESR is a general screening test for inflammation. ...Read more
A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand
see your baby's doctor :
thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft tissue abnormalities, and a whole host of other things. Assymmetry in one limb vs another should be investgated. ...Read more
Xray: The first thing to find out is whether you broke any bones, so get your hand xrayed. If it's just bruised, there's not much you can do except apply ice until the swelling goes down, then baby it until it heals. ...Read more
Yes: What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine the extent to injury. ...Read more
Ice, elevation, and-: See a doctor. If you have significant hand swelling after hitting a wall, you may might have a fracture or tendon injury. Be sure to see a doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. How long has this been going on? Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? ...Read more
May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out. ...Read more
Unrelated: The 2 issues are unrelated. Have a doctor take a look at your hands if this is a significant issue. ...Read more
Ice and Elevation:
If your hand swelled up after punching a wall it is highly likely that you broke something in your hand. You should get it checked out and x-rayed to make sure.
Acute treatment for any type of potential fracture is to apply ice, and elevate the injured part above your heart.
Stop hitting walls with your hand. ...Read more
Ice, elevation etc: I would make sure there is no major damage. See your pcp or an orthopedist or go to an urgent care center. If you feel comfortable that there is no fracture or dislocation, then a light ace wrap with an ice pack and elevation and some Ibuprofen should be all you need. If in doubt, get seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Hmm...trauma?: It depends on the mechanism of injury and clinical situation surrounding your swelling. Ice really only works for initial traumatic or post surgical swelling and not for chronic swelling or anything greater than 24 hours after injury. ...Read more
Why is my left hand swelling continuously without any itch or pain? It is increasing since yesterday morning
Depends: Hand swelling can be caused by several conditions including injuries, arthritis, circulatory problems, tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions. If your symptoms don't resolve spontaneously after a few days, be sure to see your primary care physician or hand surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
I have been getting a numbness and slight swelling in hands while lying down. Could this be a neck related issue? Numbness in hands
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. What you described is suggestive of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome rather than a problem in the neck.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?
Joint pain: Pain in hands and feet with swelling that gets worse with exercise needs to be evaluated for various causes to include inflammatory joint disease, thyroid disorders etc. Time to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
An arm fracture: Such as the humerus lead to swelling. The hand and wrist are "downstream " from the humerus, especially if you have been in a sling or had the elbow and hand less active and dependent. (i.e. Hanging down). Activity of the hand helps pump blood and fluid out of it. Making a fist, ask your doctor if you can come out of the sling or at least put a pillow on your abdomen and elevate the hand. ...Read more
What could cause hand swelling (past 3days)? The only thing I've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female
Could be a number of:
Reasons: injury, that you might not remember;
infection: from a insect bite or a scratch that you might not even know you had, on the hand/arm; or infection spreading via blood from elsewhere in the body;
inflammation from any cause; or enlarged nodes in the armpit area or the elbow from any cause.
See your pcp or an orthopod/hand surgeon. ...Read more
Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.
I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?
Not necessarily.: Hives are the bodies overly aggressive and incorrect response to some sort of stimulus that it doesn't recognize. Swelling is fairly common, as it can represent simply a different ind of inflammation, but significant hand and feet swelling could represent other things, too, and should warrant a doctor visit. ...Read more
Carpel tunnel: There are many reasons to have the symptoms you described, a common cause is carpel tunnel syndrome due to swelling of tissues at the wrist. It is a treatable entity and should be excluded before considering other possibilities. Your physician may do tests to validate the suspicion. ...Read more
Hand swelling: So long as an individual is not drinking an excessive amount of liquid I am not aware of any correlation with hand swelling. ...Read more