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My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

Infection? Gout?: Time to look for other things that may not be seen on an xray. Your doctor was probably looking for any small fracture that could be causing the pain. Have you had any fevers? Redness? Recent cuts or abrasions around the finger? Consider that your symptoms may be from an infection. Gout is another possibility. Make sure you followup with your doctor and good luck! ...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


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My grandfathers hand is swollen and numb at the fingertips. He can't even button up his shirt. What do you suggest?

My grandfathers hand is swollen and numb at the fingertips. He can't even button up his shirt. What do you suggest?

Not if your sane: There is no short answer. We need to know where, how often, how long he has had the numbness. What kind of work/hobbies he does. ...Read more

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My right hand is swollen and in constant pain?

My right hand is swollen and in constant pain?

Arthritis is possibl: You needed to see your physician. This could be arthritis, but there are a lot of different types of arthritis and we want to make certain that you don't have arthritis caused by infection. More Important we need a definite diagnosis as to what type you have. The earlier diagnosis the more effective therapy is so you do not need to wait any further you need to get this defined. ...Read more

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Right hand is swollen and so much pain. Pain runs down my right side of my body?

Right hand is swollen and so much pain. Pain runs down my right side of my body?

Not sure!: Swelling implies some type of inflammation, or less likely a circulation problem. Radiating pain suggests a possible pinched nerve. Not common that these two things occur together. Many possible causes for these rather general complaints. Get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 48 he does not use alcohol or drugs and has never smoked. His right hand is swollen and painful what could cause this?

My son is 48 he does not use alcohol or drugs and has never smoked. His right hand is swollen and painful what could cause this?

Many Causes: There are many causes of hand swelling including tendonitis, arthritis, auto-immune problems such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, trauma, broken bones, lymphatic problems and much more. Obviously, need to have a through history and physical exam, as well as further tests such as xray and labs to help determine or "rule out" certain etiologies (causes). ...Read more

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Woke up this morning & my entire right hand is swollen & won't go down. I slept on that side last night but I've been up for a while & its still swoll?

Woke up this morning & my entire right hand is swollen & won't go down. I slept on that side last night but I've been up for a while & its still swoll?

Trauma?: The sudden swelling of an isolated extremity often is traumatic in nature. See exactly what happened before bed and if you indeed hurt the hand during sleep. If the swelling remains after a day or so or another area swells see your physician to work up the cause ...Read more

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The little finger of my right hand is swollen in the middle at the joint area and aches, why is this?

The little finger of my right hand is swollen in the middle at the joint area and aches, why is this?

Probably a sprain: Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff, swollen and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent. It is a good idea to get a sprain evaluated early to make sure nothing else is going on and to completely understand the condition. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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The top of my right hand is swollen with a painful spot halfway up the first finger bone (between my finger and wrist) the pain and swelling are only?

The top of my right hand is swollen with a painful spot halfway up the first finger bone (between my finger and wrist) the pain and swelling are only?

Infection can be: Present when swelling and pain spreads along hte finger from the hand or the finger to the hand. Seek medical care as infections can get serious fast. Especialy if it just started rapidly and is associate with pain and redness and you don't have a history of gout or other joint issues. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up yesterday morning to a red rash on both hands. Thought they could be wind burn from being in cold. Now my right hand is swollen any help.

Hi I woke up yesterday morning to a red rash on both hands. Thought they could be wind burn from being in cold. Now my right hand is swollen any help.

Hand rash/ swelling: How cold did you get? Do you have pain? Did your fingers turn white/ blue at any point? Could be frostbite, or Raynauds (usually fingers turn white or blue) Would go to the ER this morning/today to prevent permanent damage ...Read more

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My husband (37) just started taking bystolic (nebivolol) for high bp. He is having heartburn & his right hand is swollen & itchy. Is this a side effect or more?

My husband (37) just started taking bystolic (nebivolol) for high bp. He is having heartburn & his right hand is swollen & itchy. Is this a side effect or more?

Never say never: It is unlikely but he should discuss this with the doctor who started him on the drug. He can look for a cause if the drug is not felt to be the culprit. ...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 awoke several times last night by pain and numbness in my rt arm and hand. Today my rt hand is swollen and stings, arm stiff and achy. Any ideas?

I awoke several times last night by pain and numbness in my rt arm and hand. Today my rt hand is swollen and stings, arm stiff and achy. Any ideas?

See doctor: This sounds like something serious and you should rush to a doctor's office. The description is vague but one thing that popped up in my mind would be a spider bite.
Have you been reaching into dark corners within a few hours before this event? ...Read more

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Three fingers and the right half of the back of my hand is swollen bruised and numb from friday night. It appears to have gotten worse. The numbness makes it difficult to type although the more I type it seems to be feeling a little better. What's my best

Three fingers and the right half of the back of my hand is swollen bruised and numb from friday night. It appears to have gotten worse. The numbness makes it difficult to type although the more I type it seems to be feeling a little better. What's my best

See hand specialist: Persistant swelling and numbness on the hand is concerning. In implies some kind of injury or pressure on the nerve and if left alone without treatment can result in permanent impairment. I recommend getting evaluated by a hand specialist (plastic or orthopedic surgeon) as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi, this past tuesday evening I punched a wooden beam. Now the top of my hand is swollen when I push down on the swollen part, which is the entire top of my right hand and you can't see my pinkie and ring finger knuckles because of the puffiness, it doesn

Hi, this past tuesday evening I punched a wooden beam. Now the top of my hand is swollen when I push down on the swollen part, which is the entire top of my right hand and you can't see my pinkie and ring finger knuckles because of the puffiness, it doesn

Yep.: Yep. You probably have what's called a boxer's fracture. It most commonly occurs not in boxers but in people who have punched walls or wooden beams. What's likely broken in the bone that connects your pinkie finger to your wrist, and possibly also the one next to it. If so, you need a cast. If you don't treat it, you could wind up with a permanent deformity in your hand. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning and my right arm is numb, my hand is swollen and my fingers tingle. What is wrong?

Nerve impingement: Transient symptoms of numbness, tingling, swelling and weakness in one arm upon awakening are usually caused by nerve impingement due to sleep position. If symptoms do not improve shortly after waking and becoming active, one should consider another cause. ...Read more

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Why is my right hand often swollen when I wake up? It's not numb/tingling and I've had no injuries.

Why is my right hand often swollen when I wake up? It's not numb/tingling and I've had no injuries.

Positioning: This is probably due to positioning, that is to say you maybe sleeping on that hand. Try to change your sleeping position and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I was feeling numb on my right side yesterday, and today my right hand is really swollen?

I was feeling numb on my right side yesterday, and today my right hand is really swollen?

Right numb/ swollen: Could be impingement from a nerve like thoracic outlet or vascular occlusion either artery (your hand would be cold) or vein, or could be lyme if in your area, or shingles or herpes or rarely MS, autoimmune or vascular brain issue. F/u/ w/ doc /ER /urgent care today. ...Read more

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My pinky in my left hand has been swollen for more than 3 weeks and I also have numbness between my index fingerand thumb as well as on my right hand. What should I do?

My pinky in my left hand has been swollen for more than 3 weeks and I also have numbness between my index fingerand thumb as well as on my right hand. What should I do?

Need eval: These could be two different problems. Numbness my be from carpal tunnel syndrome and should not be ignored. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot

My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot

See details: This situation needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Pain and swelling in the hands is never normal and can have several causes, some of them potentially serious. ...Read more

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I had a cryoblation on 21st for AFIB that was successful but have had episodes lasting seconds where my vision goes and I see stars, head rush, hot flushes and now I have like a numb pain in my right hand? Feels swollen

Urgent assessment: This sounds like syncope. Need To make sure the spells you are not having are due to an ongoing heart rhythm disturbance. At the minimum needs an ECG. And to examine the hand. May need medical assessment and testing to look for other causes. ...Read more

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Had stroke 6/28/13 recovering ok, but left hand is swollen what does this mean and what should I do?

Had stroke 6/28/13 recovering ok, but left hand is swollen what does this mean and what should I do?

Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the wall of the artery but veins do not. Veins rely on motion of the muscles around them to help push the blood back to your heart. The solution is more hand motion and more elevation. ...Read more

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Dr. My ring finger of left hand is swollen from last 2 days. What does it mean?

Dr. My ring finger of left hand is swollen from last 2 days. What does it mean?

Varies: There are several potential causes. Presumably you did not injure it or you would have mentioned it. Other causes can include inflammatory or infectios causes. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication. The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Urgent care or ER: Did a health care facility inject you? You should return to them for help. If you we're self injecting something, go to urgent care now for exam and treatment. It may be a cellulitis and may need bandages with soaks and possible antibiotics. Kelp clen cool moist cloth on it until you get there and elevate. ...Read more

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I sprain my wrist 5 mon ago and wear an ACE wrap at night, when I wake up ion the morning, my hand is swollen and ache. What does this mean?

I sprain my wrist 5 mon ago and wear an ACE wrap at night, when I wake up ion the morning, my hand is swollen and ache. What does this mean?

Too tight: It probably means that you apply the ACE to snugly/ you mention a cyst on MRI?? where was it
try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at bedtime BUT not too tightly this keeps in body heat and increases circulation and may help / also may try DMSO which is a horse liniment which can be found at Tractor Supply or similar stores apply 3-4 x/day it helps many aches and pains
or see a doc ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep.?

What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep.?

Carpal tunnel: The most common cause would be carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve innervates the thumb, index finger and half the middle finger. It runs into the hand through a tunnel (called the carpal tunnel). If there is a bit of swelling of the tissues or if you bend your wrist while sleeping, the nerve gets pinched and causes numbness. There are some other possibilities, so get checked to be sure. ...Read more