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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. Adam Lewis
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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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