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swollen finger

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  • Posted By: finegrain
  • December 4, 2006
  • 02:38 AM

My entire right index finger became swollen for no reason, approx 1.5 times larger than normal size. I could not bend it and it was kind of red.

On occassion I get a swollen area on my hand or finger that then turns purple and blue as it heals over a couple days, but it is because I hit something or squeezed something tight.

I also have always had cold hands and feet.

Does anyone know what this might be or what might be causing it?


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  • I had a swollen finger by hitting it and it was causing so much pain, come to find out that it was infected.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 06:07 PM
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  • That happens to me too. Every once in a while one of my fingers will puff up and turn reddish. It goes away in a few days and doesn't bother me for a few months, but then it happens again. It is very weird and I would like to know why as well.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 03:18 AM
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  • I used to have swollen fingers as an allergic reaction. I never knew what caused it, but at the time I was living in Kansas and had severe hay fever allergies. I also ate a lot of wheat, dairy, and eggs back then, foods that I found out I was later sensitive to. So it may have been these foods plus the hay fever allergies taxing my body.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 8, 2006
    • 08:40 AM
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