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Acute pain in right wrist and hand.

My 86 year old father is in hospital,woke up with acute pain in right wrist and hand, x ray neg for fracture which I knew. Pain goes up tp lower forearm , I.v in previously about 1.5 weeks ago. No further studies being done, they say arthritis which I do not believe is the cause of this Huge change overnight. He can not lift his arm or move his hand Thank you,
Asked On : Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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Since there is a history of i.v. infusion from the same arm 10 days ago. Thrombophlebitis is a likely possibility. Color doppler of the superficial veins of the hand will help in detecting any venous inflammation and blockage. Doing hot fomentation may help local symptoms.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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