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Swollen finger, painful to bend. Reason?

Hi my middle finger on my left hand started swelling for no apparent reason,I haven t knocked it or bumped it.went to sleep and my finger was fine ,when I woke I noticed it was swollen and I struggled to bend it.when I touch the finger around the joint it s painful,there s no bruising or redness only the swelling and pain around the you maybe have an answer for me please.michelle
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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The sudden appearance of swelling in the finger without any history of injury is likely to be due to an inflammation of the joint. It can be RA, SLE, Arthritis or Gout. Consult a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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