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What Does It Mean When Your Hand Hurts
Yeast? Allergy?: It would be unusual for the vaginal area, labia, etc to swell up without also being itchy, painful, or irritated. Possibilities that come to mind include yeast infection, genital herpes, chemical irritation (e.g. from spermicide?), allergic reaction, e.g. to a drug, perfume, or laundry detergent. All these usually would hurt or be irritated, but sometimes not. Get care if it doesn't clear up soon. ...Read more
Pain messages: Pain can, ironically, be a good thing. It usually means something is wrong. Unfortunately it does not come with its own interpreter, and figuring out what is causing this, requires a medical consultation and exam. Stomach aches are common, but pain on simple palpitation suggests something more serious, so listen to the pain's message: "see your doctor asap!" good luck. ...Read more
Myoclonus: A random, fast muscle twitch is called myoclonus. There are hundreds of causes of myoclonus, ranging from normal (as when body twitches as you fall asleep) to abnormal. Some types of seizure conditions cause myoclonus, some medications cause it, or an irritation of the nerve to your palm (like carpal tunnel syndrome) can do it. Most likely, it is normal. Would help to know if any other symptoms ...Read more
Too many maybes: The possibilities are not infinite, but huge. Some may be very simple and non-serious - others, not. If you are constipated - drink more water and eat more fruits/vegetables. If it's lower back pain, have causes evaluated and follow suggestions. Some breathing constrictions worsen in that position. See? Too broad a question. Try again maybe. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Hand peeling can be caused by several different conditions, from fungal infection to eczema to calluses or warts. If it is the whole hand, it definitely needs to be checked out by a physician (primary care or dermatology). If it's a small area, you can try a moisturizing lotion or even a small amount of Hydrocortisone cream. If that makes it worse, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
THER IS A MUSCLE: That suddenly tightens up when you sneeze. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Individual fingers can get locked in the flexed position when the flexor tendon gets caught at the a1 pulley in the palm of the hand just below the knuckle joint. Sometimes you can feel a knot right there. Treatment is rest and potential steroid injection if conservative therapy does not work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What does it mean when the bottom right corner of ur left hand hurts every time you put pressure on it.
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
What does it mean when my hand hurts when i lightly touch the skin? Y wrist hurts too and i've broke my wrist 2 times
What does it mean when my left hand hurts but starts with my thumb earlier an sense has moved to my hand an now my arm but it feels like its my veins?
Hand pain: Pain in hand that is associated with thumb irritation I would think of carpal tunnel first if no injury. ...Read more
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
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
The outer side of my right hand hurts.Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?
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
Yes: Make sure you're learning proper technique and take a class. Also make sure the racquet fits you properly. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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