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Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Several reasons: Injury, gout, infection, circulotory disorder are all possiblities. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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My finger is swollen and feels painful what should I do?

My finger is swollen and feels painful what should I do?

Finger swollen : It is important to find out why by seeing u pcp and receiving treatment. ...Read more

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My hand is really swollen and i can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

Not sure: If it's only one hand, it is something that has affected only the involved hand. In women, carpal tunnel syndrome is very common. The only way to know is for you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why could my toe be swollen and painful?

Why could my toe be swollen and painful?

Many things: Could be an ingrown toenail, could be a fracture if you injured the toe, fungal infection. See a podiatrist ...Read more

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Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Broken finger? It is swollen and red and hurts!

Broken finger? It is swollen and red and hurts!

IT WILL HURT 10-14 D: Please get an xray. Most do well but you should make sure. ...Read more

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I jammed my finger and now my knuckle is slightly swollen and red and grinds when I bend or touch could it be broken?

I jammed my finger and now my knuckle is slightly swollen and red and grinds when I bend or touch could it be broken?

Certainly possible: The only way to be sure is to get an x-ray. An urgent care is a good place to get that done on weekends. You can elevate the hand, ice the area, take some ibuprofen and see the doctor when you are able to get the x-ray. ...Read more

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My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

My left hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

Possibly,: Particularly if you hit it with and object, against an object, jammed it, etc. See your doctor for an x-ray and examination. ...Read more

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Why is my pinky toe sore and red?

Why is my pinky toe sore and red?

Did you injure it?: Check the nail - is there any particular swelling or pus-like material coming from anywhere near the nail? Are your toes rubbing against overly tight shoes? I am not sure why it is this way. Would be concerned about possible infection. Warm? Tender? Swollen? Pus? Red streaking? One option is to see you podiatrist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt. My left wrist is also sore. My mouth is extremly dry. Should i go to ER ?

My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt.  My left wrist is also sore.  My mouth is extremly dry.  Should i go to ER ?

Swollen joints: If one joint was swollen, i would be more likely to recommend er evaluation to rule out septic arthritis; a bad infection that attacks a joint. In your case, you are having pain in multiple joints all over the body. This is more likely indicating a systemic type of arthritis. I would advise evaluation by either your primary physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My finger is swollen and purple what can I do?

My finger is swollen and purple what can I do?

Swollen finger: If this is the result of trauma, typically the best thing to do initially is rest ice compression and elevation (rice). And then see a doctor to assess the degree of injury i.E is there a fracture. If it's not trauma related, one would need a further evalluation as to whether you have some vascular/circulation issue or possibly infection. Regardless, best to get a consult. ...Read more

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Why is my small mole swollen and sore?

Why is my small mole swollen and sore?

Have it checked!: Most likely you have irritated the growth on your skin but anytime you note a change in the character of a mole it becomes imperative to have it examined by a dermatologist . Skin cancer can change the feeling and swelling of a mole. Do not delay an appointment with your primary care doctor to have things checked out! ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.

My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.

Thumb itching: Your thumb being swollen and itching sounds like a contact dermatitis to something you got on it. Try 1% Hydrocortisone but this may not be strong enought. If this begins to spread then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist really badly and I can't feel anything but pain. My fingers are numb and swollen. My wrist is burning and swollen. I have iced it and ?

I hurt my wrist really badly and I can't feel anything but pain. My fingers are numb and swollen. My wrist is burning and swollen. I have iced it and ?

Get seen : It may be nothing serious. Or you could loose function of your hand -- forever! Hard to tell from the way you describe it But this is not something to take lightly, especially if having numbness. Get to a doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Have sore bruised feeling in my pointer and ring finger knuckles, theyre slightly reddish purple and itch, the skin isnt dry and not really swollen?

Have sore  bruised feeling in my pointer and ring finger knuckles, theyre slightly reddish purple and itch, the skin isnt dry and not really swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what could be going on from your description. Things like excema, or psoriasis can cause skin redness and itchiness, although they don't usually cause pain. Other types of skin problems from allergic reactions to scabies could cause itchiness. If topical Hydrocortisone doesn't help get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I think i suffered a paroxysmal finger hematoma today and the hematoma is really painful and the finger swollen, should I be seen by a dr.?

Paroxysmal finger he: This is also called achenbach syndrome. It's etiology is poorly understood at best. It may be associated with other diseases , but that is undetermined at present. It is benign , it usually resolves in a couple days. I know - I have had the same sort of episode in my left thumb ! ...Read more

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Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Fractures can swell: either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read more

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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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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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For about a month I have woke up with my finger swollen and hard to bend. I did not injure it at all?

For about a month I have woke up with my finger swollen and hard to bend. I did not injure it at all?

Many possibilities: There is a long list of diagnosis possible for atraumatic finger swelling and stiffness. Most common is a trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis, but other possibilities in the long list include infection, inflammatory conditions such as gout or ra, aggravation of underlying arthritis... Only way to find out for sure is evaluation by a qualified medical provider -. ...Read more

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What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?

What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured  8 hours ago?

Go to ER now: You need to go er to get x-ray done to make sure you do not have a crushed injury with nerve injury as well as med for pain and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?

Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?

Several possibility: You may have been bitten by something other than a mosquito, may have had an unusually severe reaction to the bite, or may have developed a secondary infection due to breaking the skin while scratching. If the finger is red, warm , painful or gets worse would see a hand surgeon asap. Infections in fingers can extend upwards very quickly. ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on.  Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ?infected bite ?allergic reaction ?trauma ...Read more

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Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint , has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury , cd anything be done to fix?

Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint , has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury , cd anything be done to fix?

Hand specialist: After nine years of swelling and scarring, I don't know if there is much a hand specialist could offer, but if it is bothering you make an appointment with a hand surgeon to explore the options. ...Read more

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Herpes on finger swollen with red one going toward right wrist pain to bend and pain going up arm please help?

Herpes on finger swollen with red one going toward right wrist pain to bend and pain going up arm please help?

Herpes ?: The symptoms noted are not common for true herpes infections. If your finger is infected, the swelling and redness extending up the arm is more similar to cellulitis, and should be treated immediately. See your healthcare provider for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Xray: I don't think you have to go to the ER but an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. Especially of the finger you want to be careful as you of course want to retain full function of the finger. ...Read more

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Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.

Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.

Watch digit use: You can just watch. Generally if an infant guards or refuses to use the injured part further evaluation is definitely warranted. 1 concern would be if there is an injury to the growth plate. Kids are very resiliant and learn to adapt. I would watch overall use. ...Read more

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I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

Finger swelling: There are really all sorts of things that could cause this depending on the exact nature and location of the swelling. So, for example, sudden joint swelling could be arthritic, as with gout. The end of the finger or even the entire digit can swell with some infections. Cysts that fluctuate in size can cause sudden isolated swelling. And of course trauma. Have someone take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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