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Swelling with discharge on the finger. Causes?

Hello, my middle finger on my left hand keeps swelling up on me. I have never hurt it in anyway. It s not sore and it s not red. About two times a month I have to drain it. The weird thing is what comes out of it. Its a clear thick liquid almost like honey . I think its a lot because it will easily cover my finger nail. Do you have any idea what it is and what might be causing it? Thanks for your help.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Hi. What you seem to have is most likely paronychia, with pus collection around your nailbed requiring drainage. Though this condition is painful, i find it odd that you do not have any pain in this finger. Im unable to make another diagnosis at present based on your history. A personal examination would be the best. Thank you.
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