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Red streaks and swollen hand after a fall, CT scan normal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I fell a week ago landing on my left hand bending it so that the palm was touching the underside of my arm. I went to the ER because of TONS of pain, swelling, and redness. They said it wasn't broken (after an X-ray) and I was put in a brace. The next day I notice I lost all feeling in my thumb, pointer, and middle finger on my left side. I went back and they said I was over reacting and did a CT to prove it wasn't broken. It's been a full week now and I still can't feel those fingers or thumb. I can move them, just not feel them AT ALL. Most of the swelling has gone away as has the bruising. However, yesterday I noticed these deep red streaks going up my arm starting at where I hurt my wrist. I'm still in TONS of pain to the point where I can't really do anything. Is there a point in going back in or are they right in saying I'm just over reacting?
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Doctor :   please wait until i read it all
Doctor :   you can go back to the doctors and tell them about the pain
Doctor :   if you are not able to bear it
User :   the deep red streaks?
Doctor :   you need not worry about the umbness for now
Doctor :   the dep streaks you mention
Doctor :   is not clear
Doctor :   can you please explain it
User :   almost like a took a paintbrush and painted dark red lines on my arm starting at the srist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was ther eany wound after the fall or only the swelling
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