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    What causes pain and swelling in the fingers?

Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: Right under my index finger and my middle finger is a swelling, feels soft, and feels like liquid, my index finger and my Ringfinger hurt when I put wait on it and at night when I sleep on my left side (left hand) my whole arm hurts. Any ideas? Thank you
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Bursa cyst or ganglion most likely .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using HealthcareMagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Seems bursa cyst or ganglion most likely .

Kindly provide me some more details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Swelling - size , shape , on palm aspect or back side , duration , progress
in size , change in overlying skin
2. Any difficulty in daily working with fingers like computer work , lifting objects
3. High resolution photograph ( if no objection ) as an attachment will be of
great help
4. History of trauma , any other systemic illness

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 26 minutes later
I clean for a living, and it does bother me, my indexfinger and ringfinger are sensitive, i carry buckets, vaccum cleaner, etc. also have to wring out rags. I had a dog pull me unexpectet about 3 month ago and the leash cut right into my ringfinger, had a swollen hand, black and blue for about 3 weeks, could not move my ringfinger then.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hematoma most likely , ultrasound examination suggested .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details & photograph .

* Possibility of hematoma ( blood collection following stretching injury ) with
nerve compression .
* Ultrasound examination of the local part required .

* Suggestions for present condition
- Alternate application of ice pack & heating pad for 10 minutes each 4-5 times
per day , keep it clean .
- Manage work pattern in that way so that there is least amount of direct
pressure or pulling over the part .
- Keep watch on the size of the lump .
- Keep blood sugar levels under control ( to prevent possible infection ) .
- Analgesic tablet tylenol ( 500 ) mg in case of pain .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further assistance .
Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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