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My index finger(both) are swollen and they're bruising for unknown reasons. Whats going on? What should I do?

My index finger(both) are swollen and they're bruising for unknown reasons. Whats going on? What should I do?

See details: This is likely a sign of inflammation. Have a doctor evaluate the problem. Without being able to see your hands, it is impossible to offer more specific advice. ...Read more

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Two days ago my index finger got extremely stiff out of the blue, swollen, red and looks bruised. I did not injure it in any way what could this be?

Two days ago my index finger got extremely stiff out of the blue, swollen, red and looks bruised. I did not injure it in any way what could this be?

Many possibilities: Need to see the finger to understand if this is serious or not. From your description could be anything from a minor cut/ leading to low grade infection (pain/swelling) to acute arthritis (Gout), to a septic arthritis, or an advancing skin infection (often bacteria enter the finger from a small cut or at the nailbed). Finger infections can be severe, lead to tenosynovitis. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Shoveled snow today. After I noted my index finger was sore, kind of felt pinched & the back of it had a small bruise where you bend it. Is it hurt?

Shoveled snow today.  After I noted my index finger was sore,  kind of felt pinched & the back of it had a small bruise where you bend it. Is it hurt?

Cruisin'ForABruisin': The finger is sore. Feels kind of "pinched" and the back of it has a small "bruise." That sounds "hurt" to me, either subjectively, objectively or both.You used to shoveling?Did you wear gloves? Bang it accidentally? What if any medications do you take, including aspirin or Motrin?? If it's not better in a week or starts getting worse, let us hear about it again. And let hubby to do the shoveling. ...Read more

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Is my finger broken or fractured a pool ball hit my left index finger and it swelled up twice its normal size and i get sharp shooting pains and its bruised

Is my finger broken or fractured a pool ball hit my left index finger and it swelled up twice its normal size and i get sharp shooting pains and its bruised

Broken : Broken and fractured are two ways of describing the same thing. Of course there are many ways to describe breaks/fractures i.E open or closed, displaced or non-displaced (in or out of place), articular or non-articular (involving the joint or not), comminuted or non-comminuted (clean or not clean) etc.. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my index finger nail that are not going away. I also have what appears to be a bruise or blood under the pad. It hurts to touch.?

I have dark spots on my index finger nail that are not going away. I also have what appears to be a bruise or blood under the pad. It hurts to touch.?

Probably nothing: Do you have fever? You want to be sure you're not describing osler's nodes - for photos, see http://usmlemd.Wordpress.Com/2008/06/27/osler-nodes-vs-janeway-lesions-2/ which is a manifestation of endocarditis. ...Read more

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I had a sudden stinging in my top right index finger joint. Now it's bruised and hurts. I did not hit it on anything, any ideas?

Arthropod?: Have you been bitten by a bug? Have you touched anything which might be toxic and to which you might react? If this turns red, hot, remains tender or increases in size or changes begin to involve any other part of the hand go to an er and see a docror asap. Otherwise, relax and think about things that may have caused this. ...Read more

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I think I have popped a vessel on my right hand but I am not sure. My index finger is bruised on the areas where my finger bends, two small on top. ?

I think I have popped a vessel on my right hand but I am not sure. My index finger is bruised on the areas where my finger bends, two small on top. ?

Such a bruise is com: -mon, ,with no recollection of an injury. Usually not sore or minimally. Don't understand, the rest of your comment. Two small what? Will watch 2 Ur clarification. ...Read more

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Hurt index finger moderate swelling and bruising mild to moderate pain all around the proximal knuckle also 1/3 of normal motion what should I do?

Hurt index finger moderate swelling and bruising mild to moderate pain all around the proximal knuckle also 1/3 of normal motion what should I do?

Get checked.: You do not say when it happened. But pain, swelling, bruising, and decreased range of motion could mean a broken bone. The only way to be sure that you don't have a fracture is to get an x-ray. So get checked to see. ...Read more

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1M old crushed index finger on door. Xray has no brokenbone. Swelling and bluish bruise in the middle bone of her finge. Any topical cream available?

1M old crushed index finger on door. Xray has no brokenbone. Swelling and bluish bruise in the middle bone of her finge. Any topical cream available?

No it wiil not help: You have a bluish bruise which is due to the bleeding under the skin and it will get better by itself as the bleeding is limited to under the skin Cream will only help if there was a break in the skin.As long as there is no break in the skin no cream is needed Ice pack locally may help for first 12 hours ...Read more

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I fell on my hand today and now it hurts to bend my thumb, its bruising and hurts when i'm not using it. Could it be fractured? I also seem to be having shooting pain to my index finger if i try bending it.

Certainly : Certainly could be. Immediate pain in an extremity after falling on it, followed by bruising shortly after are some of the hallmarks of a fracture. Should be iced for 48 hrs, seen by a medical professional asap and x-rayed. ...Read more

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I cut the tip of my index finger its red and tender with a sharp knife yesterday cause?

I cut the tip of my index finger its red and tender with a sharp knife yesterday cause?

See Dr.: Sounds like the area may be getting infected if it is getting redder and more tender. You should be seen to assure it does not need to be treated with an antibiotic and have your tetanus status updated if need be etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My left index finger has been tender since this summer. I've tried icing and resting it, but i'm scared to go to the doctor. Any ideas?

My left index finger has been tender since this summer. I've tried icing and resting it, but i'm scared to go to the doctor. Any ideas?

Index finger pain: Isolated pain in just the index finger of one hand is not very common. Arthritis, especially where one's work involves repetitive tasks using that finger can do it. Chronic tendonitis of the flexor tendors for the finger can do it. Sometimes this results in what is called a 'trigger finger' where on flexing and extending, it seems to get stuck some times. A cortisone shot might help either. ...Read more

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