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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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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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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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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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