What other symptoms might occur with a swollen finger or fingers?
If your finger is swollen, you may have other symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, swelling due to an infection may be accompanied by fever and chills as well as redness and warmth around the affected area.
Symptoms that may occur along with a swollen finger
Finger swelling may occur with other symptoms including:
Bruising or other discoloration
Lumps or bumps along the finger
Numbness or tingling from nerve compression
Painful or tender areas
Pus-filled cracks or lacerations
Reduced range of motion or movement in a joint
Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition
In some cases, a swollen finger may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have finger swelling along with other serious symptoms including:
High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
Inability to move the finger
What is a swollen finger?
A swollen finger is a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the tissues or joints of the finger. Finger swelling can result from serious infections, inflammation, trauma, and other abnormal processes.
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What causes a swollen finger or fingers?
A swollen finger can be due to injury or trauma, infection, inflammatory conditions, and other abnormal processes. In some cases, a swollen finger is a symptom of a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting, such as a broken bone or bacterial infection.