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Swelling in the finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   INDEX FINGER SWELLED UP 2 DAYS AGO AND IS VERY PAINFUL. SAME THING HAPPENED TO HAND 6 MONTHS AGO AND THEN WENT AWAY
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXX here
User :   HI
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender please ?
User :   THIS IS A FRIEND. HE IS XXXX, 53
Doctor :   Ok and does your firend has any other medical condition ?
Doctor :   like diabetes or high blood pressure ?
User :   NO
User :   HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HE THINKS
Doctor :   Has the whole finger swelled ?
User :   ONLY THE TIP
User :   SPREADING TO SECOND KNUCKLE NOW
Doctor :   Any history of injury ?
User :   NO
Doctor :   can he move the finger ?
User :   NOT AS MUCH AS OTHER HAND BECAUSE OF PAIN AND SWELLING
Doctor :   Well it looks like the finger has a abscess. which is causing this swelling . i strongly recommend that you should take him to the ER where it will be drained and a antibiotic course will be given
User :   THANK YOU DOCTOR
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   Take care
User :   YOU TOO GOODBYE
Doctor :   bye
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