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Wrist Tattoo Swelling
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the wrists and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Nerve Compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve as it traverses an anatomic region known as the carpal tunnel. It typically presents as numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and part of the ring fingers. Frequently, it awakens patients at night. In its later stages, there can be serious loss of muscle function, profound numbness and difficulty with use function of the hand. ...Read more
Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe strains, sprains, arthritis, trauma, autoimmune diseases, metabolic problems, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind. ...Read more
Usually no: To have fracture or torn ligament in the wrist usually need some kind of injury and cause swelling. ...Read more
See below: Rest and stretching are 2 important ways. ...Read more
Wrist & ankleS: If both sides are affected then it is caused by a generalized disorder like arthritis (either osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, reactive or other like lupus). If it last only few seconds or minutes. It even could be an equivalent for angina (heart disease). Coexisting carpal tunnel with tarsal tunnel syndrome would be rare. ...Read more
I got bitten by a bug on my arm by my wrist and it is swelling a lot and hurts when it is touched?
Bug bite treatment: Use a cold compress to help reduce the swelling. Taking Benadryl and another histamine blocker like omeprazole can also lessen the bite affects. Most bites by unseen spiders end well with simple care. But also watch for fevers, infection at the site, joint pains, and overall worsening. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more
What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?
Cyst: There are many things that cause swellings but at the wrist, it would be most common to have a ganglionic cyst. Other possibilities are traumatic cyst, lymph node, etc. The only way to know for sure what it is is for you to have it examined and perhaps a test called MRI or ultrasound to image the lesion. I would have your physician look at it and evaluate it. ...Read more
If the swelling goes down in the wrist and movement and pain become better does that usally mean the erist is not broken.?
I got hit in my wrist with a baseball, and now it hurts severely when I try to rotate my wrist but there's no swelling. Should I get it x-rayed?
Hand and wrist eval: Since you describe your pain as severe with wrist movements, you can start with family dr to see if you need xrays. You must see also an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand or rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more
Sitting on grass outside and I felt pain on wrist and there was a small scratch. Few minutes later, swelled and redness. Still swelling. What is it?
Insect Bite: I suspect that you were bitten by an insect;. ...Read more
I had wrist arthroscopy 3 days ago. The swelling went down some yesterday but today is more pronounced. Should I be concerned? How long does it last?
I have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?
See below: Rest, ice (if there's swelling/pain) on & off throughout the day, elevation (for swelling), NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation (unless you're on blood thinners, have ulcers/bleeding problems). Gradually do range of motion exercises for wrist, fingers, thumb to keep them limber. If no swelling, can use moist heat instead of ice—whichever feels better & helps more. ...Read more
My wrist is hurt after boxing once. There is some swelling in the ulnar side, stiffness in flexion/extension, and pain internally/externally rotating?
You have an injury:: The severity of the injury is uncertain. Though this is most likely a sprain, a fracture is still possible. Try conservative measures first IF you DON'T have: loss of sensation, circulation or strength in any of your fingers. If you do, get seen right away. Otherwise try RICE: Rest, Ice, Elevation and gentle Compression/ACE bandage. Use a wrist brace. If worsening or just not better, see your MD. ...Read more
Most likely ganglion: Cyst appear usually around the wrist area and the fingers, the most common soft tissue tumor around the area. ...Read more
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Nsaids: For pain / inflammation in the wrists my first choice of medication if you have no kidney problems and no history of an severe gastritis/GERD is Ibuprofen. You can also at night place your wrists in a wrist splint then take them off during the day, see if this helps as well. Follow up closely with your primary doc in the mean time. Take Ibuprofen with food. ...Read more
Ganglion cyst: While more info is needed, it sounds like you have a ganglin, or "bible" cyst. These are very common at the wrist. They are small balloons of tissue and fluid from the joint, and tend to get bigger and smaller. Sometimes thy have no other symptom but if they hurt, you at need treatment. That an nclude trying to drain it or inject it. Used to be hit with a bible-but don't try that! ...Read more
Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but not necessarily show up with swelling. Persistent wrist pain doesn't respond to normal palliative means such as rest ice splinting should be evaluated. Hey proper exam and x-rays can go along way ...Read more
Yes they stay: Swelling for a while, usually the swelling go down in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Months: Depending on why you had the cast on, it may take several months for swelling to fully resolve. If you had a fracture or surgery, I usually tell my patients that it will take up to a year for everything to get back to normal, and that the wrist may always be a little bigger than it was befor. ...Read more
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What you described suggest a ganglion. A benign swelling that may resolve on its own. If the pain has lasted more than two weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
See this site for more info and you may google "ganglion" to see pictures
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ganglion-cysts/ds00767. ...Read more
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more