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Left ring finger and right pointer finger are reddish, sore, swollen on the middle knuckle. What's wrong ?

my left ring finger and right pointer finger are reddish purple on the middle knuckle of my hands, they are sore and slightly swollen and stiff. Blood tests have come back negative for autoimmune disease and rheumatoid arthritis . what is wrong with my knuckles? also i am taking the generic form of yaz birth control , could it be causing this for some reason?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM
According to your description , pain and swelling over your finger seems to be inflammatory in nature. It could be due to an acute attack of gout. It not seems to related to birth control pills.

I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination and rule out any infective cause.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 11 Sep 2013
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