Water retained in hand and swollen. Taking warfarin. What could be the the reason for swollen hand?
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Posted Sun, 24 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: Needs evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi, If the hand is swollen most often there is water retention at the wrist. The nerves passing through the wrist. The median and ulnar nerves that pass through would be pressed that brings that tingles and numbness. The reason for water retention should be sought about. The following things should be in order: Review about injury with an Xray wrist because of osteoporosis at this age Medication review Serum electrolytes INR (International Normalized Ratio) to be checked as she is on Warfarin Adding Mecobalamin supplements favors. However the tightness has to be released by finding the cause. So a physical consult with a doctor is ideal at this time.