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Swelling in Hands, Need help with diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 7, 2007
  • 03:50 AM

For the past since months, I've been having swelling in my hands off and on. My Doctors done tests to see if its arthritis but nothing. I am in my mid 50's, and am been treating the swelling with Ibuprofen but would like answer as to whats wrong with me. Please Help !!!
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  • That could be a symptom of a lot of things, i go through it myself and am 23 and have had issues with swelling in my face and hands for years, i was tested for all autoimmune diseases- they were negative- do you have any signs of carpel tunnel syndrome or thyroid problems?
    erin23 19 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 06:25 AM
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  • there is something you may want to look into, its a very rare thing but it just might be what you have, its called EM or mitchells disease, it can affect the hands, feet, face, or all of the above, and to different extents for everyone. Its so rare most doctors have never heard of it, but I think that most people with it are never diagnosed. I have swelling hands/fingers as well as bulging veins, and my hands tend to feel rather warm when I am experiencing this, basically its called an EM flare, and for me, heat, even just a little bit of it, triggers a flare. Its extremely inconvenient and most of the time I would rather stay indoors where I can contol the temp and run my hands under cool water if needed...some people experience a mild form and some experience a completely disabling terribly painful form, mines in the middle.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 09:26 AM
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