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Why is the palm of my left hand swollen? Should I b worried?

Why is the palm of my left hand swollen? Should I b worried?

Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusual, slow growing infections such as those in the tuberculosis family, called 'atypical mycobacteria' some of which are present in marine environments. Hand infections can be serious, so please seek qualified medical attention. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...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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Two yr old son stung by something. Part of left hand swollen, no puncture mark that I can see. No fever, ate dinner. Best way to fix it?

Two yr old son stung by something. Part of left hand swollen, no puncture mark that I can see. No fever, ate dinner. Best way to fix it?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and time: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help, that and a little time. If he gets numbness or loss of sensation because of the swelling then you should see a doctor right away. That is not very likely. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand swelling continuously without any itch or pain? It is increasing since yesterday morning

Depends: Hand swelling can be caused by several conditions including injuries, arthritis, circulatory problems, tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions. If your symptoms don't resolve spontaneously after a few days, be sure to see your primary care physician or hand surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Intense pain with severe stabbing in pinky side & wrist of left hand - swelling extends from hand to wrist on side. I have to immobize my hand.

Intense pain with severe stabbing in pinky side & wrist of left hand - swelling extends from hand to wrist on side. I have to immobize my hand.

Ulnar wrist pain: Ulnar wrist pain can have a number of etiologies: tfcc tear, radio carpal synovitis. Pisotriquetral arthritis and ulnar neuritiis and distal radioulnar joint arthritis come to mind. In the face of trauma consider also fracture. ...Read more

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Left hand swollen after my triple bypass. Can't seem to get any answer from the doctors here. Treatment given: morphine, steroids & ketamine. Pls help?

Left hand swollen after my triple bypass. Can't seem to get any answer from the doctors here. Treatment given: morphine, steroids & ketamine. Pls help?

How long?: How long after bypass? Did you have an IV infiltrate (the most common cause?) if so, give it time and it will resolve on its own. Be sure it's not infected. ...Read more

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Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Be seen: We see a lot of patients with that history that sustain a fracture of the 5th metacarpal otherwise known as a boxers fracture. You would be wise to be seen and have this ruled out. ...Read more

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What could make my hand swollen for weeks, without pain?

What could make my hand swollen for weeks, without pain?

Many reasons: You should see your physician to make sure that there is not another reason for your hands to be swollen. There are many reasons for swollen hands that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hand swollen for no reason what could it be?

Hand swollen for no reason what could it be?

See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning with my hand swollen and I can only move it a little without intense pain. Also I can't open it all the way?

See details: Then see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Often this presentation is the result of a spider bite. ...Read more

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Hand swollen and pain up arm?

Hand swollen and pain up arm?

If...: Since we don't have more details on what other symptoms you are experiencing or the circumstances that triggered your arm to be swollen I would suggest you go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation. There are multiple reasons why you are having these symptoms. It could be anything from an infection, joint inflammation, blood clot, among others. ...Read more

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What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

Multiple reasons: It could be for multiple causes like gout, fall and fracture, arthritis, trauma, synovitis. I hope I answered your questions. Thanks. ...Read more

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Hand swollen and internally bruised, what should I do now?

Hand swollen and internally bruised, what should I do now?

See Dr.: At your age, and with your desription, likely causes could be "a bad bruise", a strain/sprain, or a fracture. See a dr. For an evaluation and possible x-ray to rule out the more serious causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My hand swollen with sprained wrist -- is this normal, what to do?

Yes: Elevation, ice, anti-inflammatories and use of fingers to help milk swelling out of hand are all helpful. Compression gloves like isotonic can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is my right hand swollen and I feel tingling up my arm?

Why is my right hand swollen and I feel tingling up my arm?

Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de quervains, one may need to refine the comlaint, ie, is the swelling in the whole hand or just feels swollen. Is the tingling ing extend up the arm or just into the hand and forearm? Is there neck comoression ad the tingling hand "feels" swollen, . ...Read more

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Broken wrist, wrist swelling gone, hand swollen, what should I do?

Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether there is substantial displacement and thus need for a reduction (realignment of the broken bones) either closed or possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?

Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?

Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important. ...Read more

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My husband got very low sugar this morning and I had to call 911 they have him an IV of glucose and was fine now hand swollen and red face?

My husband got very low sugar this morning and I had to call 911 they have him an IV of glucose and was fine now hand swollen and red face?

A symptom: It sounds like the episode of low blood sugar is a symptom of an underlying issue. Hopefully, he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Very dark purple fryer burn on top of my hand swollen in between pinky fingureand other. Cause deep pain when moving my hand touched What should I do?

Very dark purple fryer burn on top of my hand swollen in between pinky fingureand other. Cause deep pain when moving my hand touched What should I do?

Get it seen.: A burn on the hand can be very serious, so I think you should get in and have it looked at. You can place a cool clean rag on the burn in the meantime, but please get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am I allergic?

Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am I allergic?

Possible: Hard to tell as the fire ant bite is often red swollen and itchy just like really allergy. The protein component of the venom is indeed allergenic so subsequent stings may lead to progressively more severe reactions. If this happens see your doc. ...Read more

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How long after open carpal tunnel surgery is your typically hand swollen?

How long after open carpal tunnel surgery is your typically hand swollen?

3-6 months: Swelling is the symptom that usually takes the longest time to improve. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?

6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?

Trigger thumb: You may have a trigger thumb that was exacerbated with the surgery. Hand swelling can be normal and typically resolves. I would have your treating surgeon take a look and possibly inject if the the thumb is actually locking on you. ...Read more