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, how to find vein on swelling hands, for iv?

, how to find vein on swelling hands, for iv?

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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What causes hand swelling?

What causes hand swelling?

Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kidney problem. It's also possible you just slept on it and the swelling will go away by itself. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in hands and feet?

What causes swelling in hands and feet?

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

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What causes severe swelling in hands? Dartmouth hitchcock found no cause.

What causes severe swelling in hands? Dartmouth hitchcock found no cause.

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

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What can be done for hand swelling?

What can be done for hand swelling?

Depends: On what the cause is. Is it due to an injury, poor circulation, collagen vascular diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lymphatic problems, etc. Finding the cause will help to determine the treatment. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling on a baby?

What causes hand swelling on a baby?

Unknown: 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

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Why is my hand swelling after injury?

Why is my hand swelling after injury?

Swelling quite: Simply is a sign of injury and or inflammation, or infection blood or fluid accumulated in tissues due to broken blood vessels or fluid shifts from histamine release near inflammtion or due to tissue destruction from infection. ...Read more

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What to do for hand swelling from a slammed car door?

What to do for hand swelling from a slammed car door?

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

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What is the definition or description of: hand swelling?

What is the definition or description of: hand swelling?

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

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How do you stop your hand swelling up after you hit a wall?

How do you stop your hand swelling up after you hit a wall?

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

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Severe hand swelling & pain no medical facility been able to help me can you please help?

Severe hand swelling & pain no medical facility been able to help me can you please help?

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

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Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

Go to the ED now: A doctor needs to evaluate for infection or necrotizing fasciitis. Perhaps it's just a bruise, but that is not something I can tell from your description. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out. ...Read more

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Swelling in hands after 2 weeks of appendix operation?

Swelling in hands after 2 weeks of appendix operation?

Unrelated: The 2 issues are unrelated. Have a doctor take a look at your hands if this is a significant issue. ...Read more

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How do you stop your hand swelling up after punching a wall?

How do you stop your hand swelling up after punching a wall?

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

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What is the cure for hand swelling and pain after a big box fell on it?

What is the cure for hand swelling and pain after a big box fell on it?

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

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Should I use heat or ice on hand swelling that won't go down after 76 hours?

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

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Why is my left hand swelling continuously without any itch or pain? It is increasing since yesterday morning

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

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I have been getting a numbness and slight swelling in hands while lying down. Could this be a neck related issue? Numbness in hands

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

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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?

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

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Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammatory cause, in which case, anti-inflammatory medicines can help. ...Read more

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Why is my wrist and hand swelling 1 week after breaking my humorous?

Why is my wrist and hand swelling 1 week after breaking my humorous?

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

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What could cause hand swelling (past 3days)? The only thing I've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female

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

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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.

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.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

See your doctor: Peripheral edema (swelling) can be a sign of high blood pressure, heart issues, thyroid problems, or excess sodium intake. If centered over joints it might indicate effusion, which can be a symptom of arthritis. See a doctor to help sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are foot/hand swelling related to hives?

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

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What causes hand swelling, along with pain moving my wrist?

What causes hand swelling, along with pain moving my wrist?

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

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Can only drinking mineral water and no other beverages lead to hand swelling?

Can only drinking mineral water and no other beverages lead to hand swelling?

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

Hand Swelling (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more