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Hurt hand. Painful, swelling, bruising. Pregnant. Cannot take anti-inflmmatory drugs. See the doctor?

I hit the outside edge of my hand , including the pinky knuckle very hard last night, on the edge of the coffee table. It immediately was extremely painful and started to swell . I put ice on it over night (changing twice) for several hours. The entire rt side of my hand is very swollen and it hurts very bad to move it. I cannot bend my pinky or ring finger all the way. There is some bruising on the area of impact. I am also pregnant and cannot take unprescribed anti-imflametories. Should I go to the doctor?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance(With Xray gaurd as you are pregnant).

In the interim,beside icing, elevate the limb to reduce pain and swelling. Avoid liftting weight and rest well.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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