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What causes swollen fingers and painful ear?

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Female aged 50years old have swollen fingers and painful ear any suggestions no fever
Posted Thu, 27 Feb 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Clarifications Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. However I would require a couple of more details to help you in answering your query in a better justified way. 1. Since how long are you having these problems.Cause if they are short duration then the illness will be different? 2. Is the swelling present in any other place as well on the body? 3. Are the fingers painful? 4. Do you have cough/cold at present? Hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Regards and wish you good health, Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD Neuro-Psychiatrist and Sexologist
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Follow-up: What causes swollen fingers and painful ear? 5 hours later
Hi doctor No swelling anywhere else last week I was very dizzy and had a few headaches no headaches now but I have this swelling in my fingers since the headaches last week and just not myself this is a week now I have been taken lots of water to see if that helps. Fingers not painful and I don't have a cold thank you
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 21 hours later
Brief Answer: Suggests cardiac problem Detailed Answer: Hello Thank you for the additional information. Swelling over the fingers and ear ache may not be related to each other in any way. As the swelling over fingers, is painless and that rules out the inflammatory causes for the swelling. In this instance, I would want to exclude cardiac cause such as right heart failure as a priority. You may require a ECG test and an echocardiography. The earache may be from congestion of eustachian tube, ear infection, middle ear fluid accumulation. If the ache is severe, you can start pain killers along with steam inhalation before visiting ENT specialist for a detailed examination. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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