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How long should the distal joint on my finger be really swollen for?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends on reason

There can be a lot of different reasons.
If it is hard it could be a heberdon node from osteoarthritis. It could be due to infection, psoriasis, gout:l there are many reasons. Your evaluation will clarify this.

In brief: Depends on reason

There can be a lot of different reasons.
If it is hard it could be a heberdon node from osteoarthritis. It could be due to infection, psoriasis, gout:l there are many reasons. Your evaluation will clarify this.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: NOT LONG

If you had a traumatic event swelling, can occur for days or longer and most likely should be evaluated by an xray to rule out a fracture.
If there was no trauma, that is more concerning for a type of athritis and should be examined and appropriate labs and xrays should be obtained.

In brief: NOT LONG

If you had a traumatic event swelling, can occur for days or longer and most likely should be evaluated by an xray to rule out a fracture.
If there was no trauma, that is more concerning for a type of athritis and should be examined and appropriate labs and xrays should be obtained.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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