I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

GET SEEN=infection. The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment.
Be seen. You need to be seen. It sounds like you have an infection. Maybe a very serious one. Be seen immediately.

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Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Infection. It sounds as if the laceration has become infected and you will need antibiotics. Could also be because you have a piece of glass in the wound causing a foreign body reaction. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. Read more...

2 w ago I had carpal tunnel surgery. I did some painting now my hand is swollen and my pinky finger is locked up and twice the size is this normal?

Triggering. Sounds like you have what's called a trigger finger. Make sure you're moving your fingers a lot to prevent complex regional pain syndrome (aka reflex sympathetic dystrophy) and mention the triggering to your surgeon at your next follow-up visit. Read more...
Yes and no. It is extremely rare for a 21 yo to have carpal tunnel syndrome. But after surgery the hand is pretty sore for about 6 weeks. If there is no drainage or infection this is probably normal for the amount of use. Read more...
Slow down . Way too early to be painting after hand surgery. You need to give your hand time to heal. Given your symptoms, you should let your surgeon take a look at your hand. Read more...
No, not normal! It appears that you started a bit too soon with heavy use of the operated hand. And if your little finger is locking then you a separate condition called triggering. Rest, elevate your hand, use prescription NSAIDs and see your Hand surgeon. Read more...

I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

Get it checked. Swelling and redness could be signs of infection. Have the dr who placed them recheck them, or go to urgent care / er for exam to be sure you do not need an antibiotic. Read more...
Finger Laceration. Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment ! Read more...

My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

Infection? Gout? Time to look for other things that may not be seen on an xray. Your doctor was probably looking for any small fracture that could be causing the pain. Have you had any fevers? Redness? Recent cuts or abrasions around the finger? Consider that your symptoms may be from an infection. Gout is another possibility. Make sure you followup with your doctor and good luck! Read more...

My mother 82 year old mother cut her finger a paper cut. She is stating that her hand is swollen for three days. Unable to brush her hair or any thing else with her hand.

The . The most common and dangerous reason for swelling after a small cut on a finger would be an infection that has spread into her hand along the tendons. Take her to see a healthcare provider. There a many other reasons why a hand would be swollen as well and there may not be a direct link but best to have that evaluated. Read more...
Needs medical care. She needs to be seen by a primary care or an emergency room. Read more...

I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

Not likely. It would be unusual for a joint infection to present one month later. Lacerations to the fingers can be stiff, sore and swollen for months. Keep your finger moving and try scar desensitisation massage by massaging the area with hand cream three or four times a day. Read more...