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Wood Splinter In Finger
I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?
Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?
2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you. 2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more
Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?
Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.
May be cellulitis: Besure to have it seem by a doctor. The splinter could have carried an infection into the finger and now it has spread to the whole hand. In the mean time, warm compressed and draining any puss at the splinter site. And remove the splinter if you havent done so yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tremor: It could be benign (essential) tremor. A key distinguishing feature for your doctor will be if it occurs at rest or with activity. Pay attention also to what makes it better or worse. If alcohol (assuming you drink) makes better, it may be an important feature. Does it get worse after exercise? See your md with all the info you can on this. ...Read more
Middle finger (side of back of my hands)was cut by broken wood golf tee, blood came from vein.Can wood particle get into directly vein and dangerous?
Smashed finger nail in iron door.Black nail right away.finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.
Finger pain: You probably have a subungual hematoma where there is blood under the nail which appears black. If you don't have a fine hole drilled through the nail quickly it will lift the nail off of the nail plate and you will lose the entire nail. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, go to the ER.The other fingers were probably just bruised. Good luck! ...Read more
I smashed my ring finger in between two rocks. I'm black and blue on the finger pad . Is it possible i broke it? Rock hit nail and smashed finger down
X-ray: The only way to provide an accurate answer to this question is with an x-ray. Take care. ...Read more
Hurt my hand fell on locust tree got thorn in my palm in center of ring finger knuckle sever pain can't move it right got the thorn out no better ?
See PCP for...: 33y/o male fell on locusts tree with thorn puncture wound in palm. Got thorn out but no better. Puncture wounds can be dirty and leave microscopic debris inside the wound. Tetanus immunization may be indicted as might be Debridement, special wound care and Antibiotic therapy. Best to see ones PCP ...Read more
Sharp unprovoked pain in palm-knuckle of ring finger, (L) hand. Over two weeks has spread to middle finger & center of palm. Can't bend either finger.
Tendinitis: You have a flexor tendon which goes through a sheath. These run up to each of your fingers and then to your palm. Some type of inflammatory process or possible infectioun. You should be seen. ...Read more
I was vacuuming underneath the seats of a car, and my middle finger got snagged on a metal coil tip. Slowly took it out. Fingertip is numb. Nerve dam?
Very hard blow to the dorsum of my hand btw index & middle finger, proximal to mcp jt by elbow. In min.S lrg golf ball bubble on hand, ++swell/bruise?
Jammed my thumb on a volleyball serve. My fingers were tingly. Lots of pain in my thumb & wrist area. Today thumb & part of palm is bruised. Sprain?
Yes: Probably jammed the joint. Rest the thumb. Ice if helps. But if you rest the thumb should recovery but may take a few weeks ...Read more
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
Slammed finger in car door big blood clot has formed with a bump, pain, throbbing, swollen, numb and red?
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand?Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter.Or carpal tunnel?
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