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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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My hands are swollen when I wake from sleeping. Just wondering why this may be happening?

My hands are swollen when I wake from sleeping. Just wondering why this may be happening?

Swelling hands: While the baseline issue cannot be ascertained simply by swelling. The reason conditions often swell the hands at night is a combination of gravity and lack of motion. Swelling is typically extra cellular fluid and without gravity driving this down towards your feet well your face and hands are swollen in the morning. It is a common observation!! Also motion keeps fluid out but whenu sleep no ...Read more

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I inject meth often and I have noticed my hands are sometimes swollen when I wake up are the two related and why if so?

I inject meth often and I have noticed my hands are sometimes swollen when I wake up are the two related and why if so?

Quite possibly: It can be from damage to lymphatic vessels caused by repeated injections. This is serious and if it is this, you need to be examined and hopefully treated ASAP. Lymphatic obstruction can become dangerous, so have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could it be/mean if my right side of my face & left hand are swollen when I wake up? I'm also in pain and stiff every morning. But not my face.

What could it be/mean if my right side of my face & left hand are swollen when I wake up? I'm also in pain and stiff every morning. But not my face.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Sounds very much like rheumatoid arthritis. But you may have other autoimmune or systemic diseases (lupus or psoriasis) or infectious diseases (parvovirus b19, hepatitis c, lyme, etc). So you definitely need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My right hand and arm often is off the bed when I sleep and my right hand is extremely swollen when I wake up like this is something wrong?

My right hand and arm often is off the bed when I sleep and my right hand is extremely swollen when I wake up like this is something wrong?

Arm swollen sleep on: No you are most likely observing the effects of gravity on fluid accumulation in the dependent arm which does not move when you sleep and gravity never sleeps. Or you may be blocking off the blood and lymph drainage from your arm and it swells. I trust you have not had any surgery on your right arm, been broken or had breast CA surgery on R. We can chat if you need more help. ...Read more

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Hands r numb & swollen when I wake, I also have a mass in side of neck that's hard, have had a biopsy awaiting results, any reason more for hand issue?

Hands r numb & swollen when I wake, I also have a mass in side of neck that's hard, have had a biopsy awaiting results, any reason more for hand issue?

Needs exam and tests: It may or may not be related to the lump in the neck. But awaiting biopsy report get your hands checked as they are swollen in the morning. You may need thorough exam and some blood tests and if the swelling is found in the joints of hands, you may also need X-rays of hands. So get if checked while you are waiting for biopsy report, Consult your medical doctor ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen, burning, painful hands. Why?

I wake up with swollen, burning, painful hands. Why?

Carpal Tunnel?: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that can cause numbness, tingling, pain and burning in the fingers. Try using a wrist brace when you sleep, this keeps the wrist straight and takes the pressure off the nerve. If this does not improve I would see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

Water: When you lay down at night your hands become exposed to a higher hydrostatic pressure than when you are standing or sitting in the daytime. This results in fluid building up in these tissues. If you elevate your hand on some pillows you may be able decrease the swelling in your hands. However, if you are experiencing stiffness and decreased range of motion, it may be advisable to see a hand dr. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I wake up with my hands swollen specially my fingers?

Could you tell me why I wake up with my hands swollen specially my fingers?

Arthritis: It sounds like you could be developing arthritis. Arthritis typically causes swelling and stiffness usually worse in the morning. It could be benign mechanical osteoarthritis or more severe, crippling rheumatoid arthritis. another cause unrelated to joint s would just be fluid retention. If having joint pain and stiffness I would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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I often wake up with swollen hands & face. What could be causing this?

I often wake up with swollen hands & face. What could be causing this?

You're not a zebra: Zebras, horses and giraffes sleep standing up. Since humans sleep lying down our hands swell at night from water that redistributes itself from our legs. That is why we get puffy eyelids too. The swelling pinches nerves. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning with my hand swollen and I can only move it a little without intense pain. Also I can't open it all the way?

I wake up in the morning with my hand swollen and I can only move it a little without intense pain. Also I can't open it all the way?

See details: Then see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Often this presentation is the result of a spider bite. ...Read more

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What would cause my hands to be swollen every morning when I wake up making it impossible to grasp objects or make a fist until about 30-45 minutes after waking up?

What would cause my hands to be swollen every morning when I wake up making it impossible to grasp objects or make a fist until about 30-45 minutes after waking up?

Concern re RA: While many things can cause swelling, morning swelling and stiffness makes me concerned about rheumatoid arthritis. This can run in families and can appear at any time. Multiple joints can be involved, as well as fatigue. But things that cause swelling can also be medications, thyroid disease, diabetes, and allergic reactions to things. I recommend getting a good history and exam done. ...Read more

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Wake up with swollen hands and feet?

Wake up with swollen hands and feet?

Hand and feet can: Swell when you sleep
fluid that is extracellular fluid redistributes
when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless other health issues exist. Muscle action during the day helps t keep this fluid out of the tissues as it aids venous return. When you sleep the osmotic gradient favors swollen soft tissu ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up middle of night with swollen and stiff hands also while feeling my heart beating fast. What could this be from?

Sometimes I wake up middle of night with swollen and stiff hands also while feeling my heart beating fast. What could this be from?

Need to see Dr.: A variety of conditions could cause your symptoms from endocrine disorders, rheumtological (auto-immune disease), cardiac or kidney problems. You need to start with a primary md or internist to help work out what is going on. ...Read more