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What do swelling and soreness near the big toe indicate despite no injuries?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: out of nowhere I felt swelling and soreness on the back of my big toe. The other toes, foot and ankle feel fine. I don't remember hitting it on anything. I taken Ibuprofen since it started. It feels like there is fluid around the knuckle. Last night, I woke up sweating as if breaking a fever. This morning, day 3 and it is no better
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 49 minutes later
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Brief Answer:
Boil,sebaceous or bursa cyst . Provide further details .

* This seems to be benign soft tissue lesion as boil , sebaceous cyst or bursa cyst.

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Swelling - size , shape .
2. Overlying skin changes in form of temperature , redness .
3. Movements of big toe okay or altered .
4. Is there high temperature in thermometer at present .
5. If possible and available , a photo picture of the swelling as an attachment in
the follow up conversation would be of great help .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
swelled up 1/8" pt. and 1" in diameter. Feels like temperature is about normal. My temperature is normal now. I now have the sniffles.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

Still waiting for your photo upload regarding the swelling .

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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