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What causes my fingers to swell when hot?

What causes my fingers to swell when hot?

Vasodilation: Any time the ambient temperature causes an increase in body temp, blood vessels widen in an attempt to dissipate heat. As your fingers are peripheral and when at rest subject to gravitational pooling of blood and fluids, you will get finger swelling. ...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 could cause my fingers to swell in the morning?

What could cause my fingers to swell in the morning?

Nonspecific tenosyno: Nonspecifictenosynovitis is the medical term selg limited resolves with time can cause trigger finger and carpal tunnel dequervains. ...Read more

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What could be causing my fingers to swell up randomly?

Swelling of fingers : Things such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythmatosus (sle) come to mind. Other connective tissue/auto-immune/rheumatological conditions can do this as well. Arthritis can do it as well. A doctor needs to see the swelling to determine if its swelling of the little joints of the hands and feet (synovitis) or if its edema of the entire extremity. These can have distinct causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fingers and toes to swell?

What are the causes of fingers and toes to swell?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could tennis elbow cause your fingers to swell?

Could tennis elbow cause your fingers to swell?

No: Fingers will not swell as a direct result of tennis elbow. However, if the pain on the elbow stops you from using your hand they may get stiff and swollen. So if you have tennis elbow make sure to keep all parts of your arm and hand moving. ...Read more

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I noticed the heat causes my hands to swell but i still have thin fingers and my hands don't look adult-sized yet, I'm 20. Will they still grow?

I noticed the heat causes my hands to swell but i still have thin fingers and my hands don't look adult-sized yet, I'm 20. Will they still grow?

Doubtful: Once your bones growth plates close your hands will stop growing. It would be highly unusual for the growth plates not to have closed at 20 years of age. An x-ray could be used to evaluate them. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

Not Usually swelling: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers and palm, but it does not typically cause them to swell. This swelling may be a result of inflammation or circulatory issues in the fingers themselves, whereas carpal tunnel is caused by inflammation of the median nerve that runs through your wrist. If your fingers continue to swell, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can having a trigger finger cause other fingers at the base to swell due to inflammation in the palm.

Trigger finger: Yes. It is not uncommon for the adjacent digits to certainly be tender and even sometimes visibly swollen. If it involves both hands or more than just the adjacent digits I would also consider an inflammatory arthritis potentially contributing. ...Read more

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I recently pulled out this very thin white skin out a small hole in my finger that caused my finger to harden a swell on the side like a lump.??

Hard to say: Without the ability to examen the area it's a bit difficult to say what the significance is. If the area is red, tender or painful the swelling could represent some infection. But it doesn't sound like what you are describing. Slight injury to an area of the body can result in some inflammation and swelling of that part. It doesn't sound like anything serious but you would need to see a Dr for a Dx ...Read more

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I have a dry mouth, my fingers swell, dry fingers temporarily, what could cause this?

I have a dry mouth, my fingers swell, dry fingers temporarily, what could cause this?

Lots of possibiles: This requires a visit to a health care professional to sort out, because there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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Sometimes around my eyes turn black my face and fingers swell and most of the time I am always tired what might be the cause?

Sometimes around my eyes turn black my face and fingers swell and most of the time I am always tired what might be the cause?

See details: As you are pregnant, this may simply an issue of normal fluid retention. However, more serious causes need to be considered. Speak with your obstetrician first. ...Read more

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What is it? A pimple sized spot on my index finger has cause two of my fingers and my knuckles to swell and it's very painful! What can I do?

What is it? A pimple sized spot on my index finger has cause two of my fingers and my knuckles to swell and it's very painful! What can I do?

I : I agree with the answer above. Another possibility is a herpes infection called herpetic whitlow. Consult with a doctor for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Could cardiac pain ever cause the fingers on the left hand to swell up, stiffen, turn blotchy and cold? Or does that indicate compressed nerves/blood vessels?

Could cardiac pain ever cause the fingers on the left hand to swell up, stiffen, turn blotchy and cold? Or does that indicate compressed nerves/blood vessels?

At your age I doubt : You have coronary artery disease. Why a 2d echo and holter test? Symptoms not specific for a heart problem. If is only at your left hand I will r/o carpal tunnel syndrome. A good history and physical also for the possibility of arterial and venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What causes black fingers?

What causes black fingers?

Blood flow: Black fingers would be a decrease in blood flow leading to necrosis. Some infections can cause this as well ...Read more

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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

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Why do fingers swell?

Why do fingers swell?

Arthritis.: If the fingers alone are swelling, especially in the morning, and if they hurt in the morning of with a lot of use, this could be arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes webbed fingers?

What causes webbed fingers?

Failure of seperatio: During normal embryonic development (while the baby is still in the womb), the hand initially forms in the shape of a paddle, then at about the sixth or seventh week of gestation, splits into separate fingers. Syndactyly results if there’s an irregularity in this process: the fingers fail to divide normally (failure of differentiation). ...Read more

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What causes numbing of fingers?

Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. ...Read more

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What are long fingers caused by?

What are long fingers caused by?

Arachnodactyly: This feature can occur on its own, with no underlying health problems. However, it can also be associated with certain medical conditions. Examples include Marfan syndrome, ehlers danlos syndrome, homocystinuria.
Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers are abnormally long and slender in comparison to the palm of the hand. It can be presentit at birth or develop in later in life. ...Read more

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What causes overlapping fingers?

What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed,. ...Read more