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Why is my finger swollen at the fingertip? I need some advice.

Why is my finger swollen at the fingertip? I need some advice.

Swollen finger: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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Why is my finger swollen and bruised still? I need some advice.

Why is my finger swollen and bruised still? I need some advice.

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers swollen every morning?

Why are my fingers swollen every morning?

Edema or inflammatio: Several causes including but not limited to heart related, kidney related, heart failure, liver issues but it is a vague symptom and may not be anything serious. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my fingers swollen in the cold?

I'm wondering why are my fingers swollen in the cold?

Reaction: Some people have what is called cold erythema. This is an allergic type reaction to cold exposure. The cold air causes histamine to be released and this causes swelling and itching. You can help this by taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Benadryl and try to keep your hand warm or wrap cold items with a towel. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers swollen in the mornings when I awake?

Why are my fingers swollen in the mornings when I awake?

Arthritis?: Sounds like arthritis. The classic syptoms include morning stiffness and swelling that resovles in 30 min. See a hand surgeon or a rheumatologist for an evaluation to make sure this is all it is. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers feel swollen and big at night or when I have been laying down/sleeping then wake up?

Why do my fingers feel swollen and big at night or when I have been laying down/sleeping then wake up?

Question: when you are sleeping you may be lying in such a way as to obstruct venous drainage from the arm, this will cause the fingers to swell, they'll decompress when the position changes and the drainage is better. Altering your sleep postures may be difficult. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my finger joints swollen?

Could use expert help with why are my finger joints swollen?

Many reasons: There are many different causes of selling in finger joints, including injury, excessive salt intake, several types of arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. See your doctor for further evaluation. Once your doc examines your hands and maybe orders bloodwork or xrays, a better diagnosis and treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers numb and swollen when i wake up?

Why are my fingers numb and swollen when i wake up?

Nerve compression: Numbness of the fingers with swelling which is worse at night or present when you wake up is suspicious for nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by a hand surgeon with appropriate diagnostic testing can confirm. ...Read more

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Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Many reasons: Many reasons, check this with your doctor. ...Read more