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Why Is My Left Hand Swollen
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
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
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?
Inch long section of vein on left hand swollen + tender(yday) swelling gone visible bruise in place still tender 2day! Sicky feeling + dizzy spells???
See Doctor ASAP: You should see a doctor as soon as possible or go to the emergency room ...Read more
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
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.
13 year old had abcess removed from brain 14 months ago started headache constant and left hand swelling. Any suggestions she has been very tired?
Go to the hospital: With the history you gave she needs to be evaluated asap, ...Read more
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