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Top 3 Swelling of Both Hands Causes

  1. 1.Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis

    The kidneys are a pair of important organs that lie near the spine whose function is to filter blood. There are about 1 million glomeruli in each kidney, which are tiny balls of thin blood vessels where there filtration takes place. After an infection anywhere in the body, especially a streptococcal infection (strep throat), these glomeruli may become inflamed.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Prescription medications are needed to take care of the inflammation as well as any infection if it is still present. The kidney is an important organ and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible!

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fatigue
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  2. 2.Bulimia

    Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder. People suffering from this condition sometimes will eat huge amounts of food, and might take extreme steps such as making themselves vomit to avoid putting on weight.

    You should speak with your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or therapist.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, irritability, stomach bloating, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with bulimia:
    vomiting after binge eating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Beriberi (Adult)

    A low level of vitamin B1 (thiamin) can cause damage to the heart, brain and nerves. This can result in symptoms like weakness, amnesia, nerve pain and symptoms of heart failure like swelling of limbs and shortness of breath.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER. You may need to be admitted to the hospital to get treatment with vitamin B1 via drip in.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, abdominal pain (stomach ache), chest pain, anxiety, distal numbness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling of Both Hands

  • Q.Is your hand swelling getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your hand been swollen?
  • Q.Is your hand swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How swollen is your hand?

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Swelling of Both Hands Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling of both hands have also experienced:

    • 4% Fatigue
    • 3% Swelling of Both Feet
    • 2% Hand Tingling
  • People who have experienced swelling of both hands had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 31% Less Than a Day
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling of both hands were most often matched with:

    • 10% Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis
    • 2% Beriberi (Adult)

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