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Can I die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis if I ignore it?

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO you won't die!

But you will suffer with pain if you wait.
This is a condition easily treated and you will be grateful for it! get a cortisone shot if you haven't had it already. Surgery if shot doesn't work!

In brief: NO you won't die!

But you will suffer with pain if you wait.
This is a condition easily treated and you will be grateful for it! get a cortisone shot if you haven't had it already. Surgery if shot doesn't work!
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not likely

This is an inflammation or irritation not an infection of the tendon.
It can be painful but it is not likely to cause death. Rest and anti inflammatories like advil (ibuprofen) (if you can take them) usually helps. Sometimes a splint may also be necessary.

In brief: Not likely

This is an inflammation or irritation not an infection of the tendon.
It can be painful but it is not likely to cause death. Rest and anti inflammatories like advil (ibuprofen) (if you can take them) usually helps. Sometimes a splint may also be necessary.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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