Swelling of hands in a man, what causes this.



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Don

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I am a male and 32. I have been working at loosing weight.
Yesterday afternoon, I was able to put my wedding ring on
and off without trouble. This morning before leaving for
work I tried it and it would hardly go over my knuckle and I
had to wet my finger to get it off.

What would cause this and is it anything to be
concerned about?
 
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Mxsmanic

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Don writes:

> I am a male and 32. I have been working at loosing weight.
> Yesterday afternoon, I was able to put my wedding ring on
> and off without trouble. This morning before leaving for
> work I tried it and it would hardly go over my knuckle and
> I had to wet my finger to get it off.
>
> What would cause this and is it anything to be
> concerned about?

Hard to say without a lot more information. Any other
symptoms? Is the swelling present elsewhere besides your
hands (face, feet, ankles, belly)? If you press on the area
that is swollen, does it leave a dent for a while or does it
bounce right back? Does it hurt? Is it red or warm? What
have you eaten in the past 48 hours?

Lots of details missing.

If your hand were really badly swollen, you would not
have been able to move the ring at all, so it doesn't
sound too severe.

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John Thompson

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["Followup-To:" header set to sci.med.nursing.]
On 2004-03-10, Don <[email protected]> wrote:

> I am a male and 32. I have been working at loosing weight.
> Yesterday afternoon, I was able to put my wedding ring on
> and off without trouble. This morning before leaving for
> work I tried it and it would hardly go over my knuckle and
> I had to wet my finger to get it off.
>
> What would cause this and is it anything to be
> concerned about?

It's quite common for some swelling to occur after extended
periods of inactivity; muscle action is what helps move this
fluid back into the circulatory system. Unless the swelling
doesn't resolve in a few hours I wouldn't be too concerned.

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-John ([email protected])
 
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Emma Chase Vanc

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In sci.med.nursing Don <[email protected]m> wrote:
: I am a male and 32. I have been working at loosing weight.
: Yesterday afternoon, I was able to put my wedding ring on
: and off without trouble. This morning before leaving for
: work I tried it and it would hardly go over my knuckle and
: I had to wet my finger to get it off.

: What would cause this and is it anything to be
: concerned about?

taking any meds?

Emma