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I fell on my hand today and now it hurts to bend my thumb, its bruising and hurts when i'm not using it. Could it be fractured? I also seem to be having shooting pain to my index finger if i try bending it.

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Dr. Francis Dysarz
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Certainly

Certainly could be.
Immediate pain in an extremity after falling on it, followed by bruising shortly after are some of the hallmarks of a fracture. Should be iced for 48 hrs, seen by a medical professional asap and x-rayed.

In brief: Certainly

Certainly could be.
Immediate pain in an extremity after falling on it, followed by bruising shortly after are some of the hallmarks of a fracture. Should be iced for 48 hrs, seen by a medical professional asap and x-rayed.
Dr. Francis Dysarz
Dr. Francis Dysarz
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Dr. Howard Epps
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: An x-ray can tell

You very well could have a fracture(s), especially one that isn't out of position.
The only way to know for sure is to take an x-ray.

In brief: An x-ray can tell

You very well could have a fracture(s), especially one that isn't out of position.
The only way to know for sure is to take an x-ray.
Dr. Howard Epps
Dr. Howard Epps
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