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Why Do My Hands Feel Swollen
Puffy hands: Hand swelling during exercise is a fairly common problem. The cause isn't completely clear, but hand swelling appears to be a result of the way your body and blood vessels respond to the increased energy demands of your muscles during exercise. ...Read more
Need evaluation: You need an exam and lab testing to determine the cause. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Why do my hands and feet feel swollen and burn and kinda look red after I go for a walk? My blood pressure was very high last time I went to doctor
Can't be certain: Can't be certain. Have you had your nails done? Sometimes these can be infections after nail are done. You need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Woke up & my hands swelled & I haven't left my house in 2 days Only my hands, feel swollen & I had to take my wedding ring off. What is it? No bites.
Several causes: Swelling in your hands can occur for many reasons. Positioning of your arms overnight can cause a decrease in circulation, not allowing the blood to move as well. Salt or monosodium glutamate in food can cause fluid retention and swelling. Certain medications can cause swelling, such as anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. If the swelling does not improve in a day or 2, I suggest being seen. ...Read more
Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist. They really hurt when I first wake up in morning. My pointer finger is the worse.?
Fairly common: Problem. Not 100% sure why it happens. Couple poss issues. During exercise increased core temp causes increase blood to distal vessels to help give off heat. Another poss. Exercise pushes blood to heart and lungs. Decreases blood to hands. May get rebound blood flow. None of issues major problem. ...Read more
What can be wrong if my hands are very swollen and painful when I wake up and throughout the day?
Hi my husband is working and he is fencing using a star picket driver and his hands are extremely swollen he uses it 12 hrs a day why does this happen?
Soft tissue damage: If he has recently started or increased his work he is probably causing overuse trauma. If it doesn't go away with time off he may have an injury that needs to be treated. ...Read more
Body temp rising from 37c to 38c from 6pm to 11:30pmfelt internally cold at 37c but now hot at 38c happens most nights highest at 38.8c, hands swollen?
Maybe physiologic: We need more data with swollen hands could be inflammatory. Would ask your physician to evaluate you nad decide if you ned to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Unclear: If you are waking up with swollen hands and feet every am and this is something new for you then you should probably get evaluated for some underlying cause. Kidney disease or nephrotic syndrome could be a possible cause as well as congestive heart failure. But see your doctor to see if this is the issue. Could also be related to too much sodium or a hypernatremia effect or even an autoimmune dx. ...Read more
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
Hand: It sounds like you compromised at least the nerves in the hand, more likely median but could be radial or ulnar depending on what weakness you have. Also possible you compromised the blood flow away from the hand causing swelling. ...Read more
Dependent position: While walking, if hands in dependent position, not moving, blood pools and fluid collects, might need ace wrap, esp after injury...so gets stiff, swollen and dry because wind dries off moisture by evaporation ...Read more
So I went a and e yesterday to be told my hand isn't brolen, its still swollen is there anything I should look out for?
See below: Ice and stretch it as much as possible. ...Read more
4 days ago my hand was in the way of a car door being shut and it's still swollen and discolored. Is it possible it's broken?
My hands get really red, swollen and they feel tingly. And my left side back gets tingly aswell, it doesn't hurt but it's bothering?
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. A good check up with a medical doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
5 ft 95 lbs, no known med condition, hands sometimes swollen in AM. Lately very swollen thru out day. Should I worry? No idea what is causing it.
Swollen hands: Please have your doctor refer you to a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
Someone fell on my hand during a netball match and it clicked really loudly. It is really painful now but is not swollen could it still be broken?
x-ray: Hand needs to be examined. An x-ray might be required. ...Read more
Hello, I went to Thailand in january 2016 and since then I hands problem. My hands feel hot swollen and sometimes I have pain induced by high temp, exercise or even after a hot shower. It interferes w my daily activities as I have limitation?
Seen any doctor: This is something you will need help from your doctor. You will need to provide more detailed history on your travel: sexual contact, insect bites, injury etc. Also did these symptoms occur upon returning home or while you were still in Thailand. ...Read more
See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids. ...Read more
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