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Glossary for Hand swelling

Medical terms related to Hand swelling or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acromegaly: An abnormal enlargement of the limbs due to increased secretion of growth hormone after the cessation of puberty
  • Anaphylaxis: An immediate hypersensitivity reaction due to the exposure of a specific antigen to a sensitized individual
  • Arm swelling: Swelling of the arm due to an inflammatory reaction.
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Broken finger: Fracture of a finger bone
  • Broken hand: Fracture of one or more bones in the hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion.
  • Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders: A group of blood cancers where excessive numbers of blood cells are made by overactive or cancerous bone marrow. The number of excess blood cells tends to grow slowly. Examples of such disorders includes chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia. The symptoms are determined by which particular blood cancer is involved.
  • Dactylitis: Sausage shaped swelling of the fingers and the toes.
  • Elbow swelling: A swelling located on the elbow
  • Emery-Nelson syndrome: A rare condition characterized by a flat face and hand and foot abnormalities.
  • Encephalopathy progressive -- optic atrophy: A rare birth disorder characterized by progressive brain disease, facial anomalies and eye problems.
  • Enlarged hands: abnormal fluid collection in the interstial tissue
  • Epidermoid carcinoma: A non-small-cell type of lung cancer. The cancer develops from cells that line the inside of the lungs.
  • Exercise-induced anaphylaxis: Exercise-induced anaphylaxis is a syndrome in which patients experience the symptoms of anaphylaxis, which occur only after increased physical activity. The symptoms include pruritus and urticaria (typically with giant hives), and, without emergency intervention, the patient may develop hypotension and collapse.
  • Finger swelling: A swelling located on the finger or fingers
  • Foot swelling: Oedema of the foot.
  • Ganglion cyst: Cyst affecting the sheath of tendons
  • Gigantism: Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive action of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) while the epiphyseal growth plates are open during childhood.
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Gradual onset of hand swelling: Gradual onset of hand swelling is the slow development of puffiness or enlargement of the hand.
  • Hand conditions: Any condition that affects the hand
  • Hand fracture: A fracture of one or several of the bones that create the hand
  • Hand injury: Any injury to the hand
  • Hand pain: Pain affecting one or both hands
  • Hand swelling in children: Hand swelling in children refers to puffiness or abnormal enlargement of a child's hand.
  • Hand symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hand
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hemoglobin S/hemoglobin Lepore, Boston: A blood disorder that mainly causes hemolytic anemia with great variability of symptoms.
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome: A rare condition characterized by acute kidney failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia (reduced blood platelet count). The condition is often caused by upper respiratory infections or infectious diarrhea.
  • Hypertension of pregnancy: Pregnancy hypertension is the development of high blood pressure during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The increased blood pressure can cause complications in pregnancy women e.g. eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Idiopathic edema: A condition involving salt retention that isn't a result of impaired heart, kidney or liver function.
  • Idiopathic minimal change nephrotic syndrome: A rare kidney disorder which has no apparent cause. The filtering structures of the kidneys are only slightly damaged and appear to be almost normal. Progression to kidney failure is very rare.
  • Immunoglobulinic amyloidosis: A disease characterized by the abnormal deposit of amyloid in various parts of the body, especially organs such as the kidneys, heart, liver, gastrointestinal tract and peripheral nerves. It occurs when plasma cells in the bone marrow produce too much of a protein portion of an antibody called the light chain. The exact symptoms are determined by the extent of the organ involvement.
  • Inherited Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome: A condition which is characterized by thrombotic microangiography occurring with renal failure, hemolytic anemia and severe thrombocytopenia
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Knuckle swelling: irregular swelling at the metacarpophalangeal joint.
  • Leg Swelling: Swelling of one or both legs
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Lymphedema: Swelling of a region due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels
  • Lymphedema, microcephaly and chorioretinopathy syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, lymphedema and eye anomalies.
  • Lymphoedema -- Microcephaly -- Chorioretinopathy Syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, lymphedema and eye anomalies.
  • Lymphoedema -- Microcephaly -- chorioretinopathy: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, lymphedema and eye anomalies.
  • MLCRD Syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, lymphedema and eye anomalies.
  • Microcephaly -- lymphoedema -- Chorioretinopathy Dysplasia Syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, lymphedema and eye anomalies.
  • Microcephaly -- lymphoedema -- chorioretinopathy: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, lymphedema and eye anomalies.
  • Nephrotic syndrome: A condition involving excess loss of protein in the urine, reduced albumin levels in the blood and swelling.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
  • PEHO-like syndrome: A rare birth disorder characterized by brain anomalies due to prenatal ischemia. Clinically it is the same as true PEHO syndrome but differs in the type of brain abnormality involved. True PEHO syndrome is inherited and tends to involve an underdeveloped cerebellum which is absent in PEHO-like syndrome.
  • Pregnancy: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Premenstrual syndrome: A collection of symptoms that some women suffer that occurs directly before menstruation
  • Proteinuria: Excessive protein excreted in urine.
  • Pulmonary edema: A condition which is characterized by engorgement of the pulmonary vessels and transudation of fluid into the alveoli
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome: A condition characterized by pain and reduced range of motion in the shoulder and hand of the affected arm.
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A bacterial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by ticks. The condition causes fever and a characteristic rash and may be fatal in severe or untreated cases.
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
  • Sudden onset of hand swelling: Sudden onset of hand swelling refers to the rapid development of hand puffiness.
  • Swelling in both hands: Swelling in both hands is puffiness or enlargement of both hands.
  • Swelling in one hand: Swelling in one hand is puffiness or enlargement of the hand.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Swollen finger: Swelling of a finger
  • Trypanosomiasis:
  • Turner Syndrome: Rare chromosome syndrome with one X but no second X or Y chromosome.
  • West African Trypanosomiasis: West African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly
  • Wrist pain: Pain at the distal radioulnar joint(pivot joint).
  • Wrist swelling: Swelling of the wrist due to an inflammatory reaction.
  • Young Simpson syndrome: A condition that is characterised by mainly mental retardation and physical signs of hypothyroidism

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