Swelling of One Wrist Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your swelling of one wrist symptoms, including 6 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 6 Possible Swelling Of One Wrist Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

6 Possible Swelling Of One Wrist Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced swelling of one wrist. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att...

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Disseminated gonococcal infection

Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is an infection from a sexually transmitted bacteria known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It spreads to distant parts of the body beyond the original portal of entry and usually manifest by rash and arthritis.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, joint pain, fever, chills, moderate fever

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis is also called infectious arthritis. "Arthritis" simply means inflammation of a joint. In septic arthritis, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. The most common is Staphylococcus aureus or staph. These agents reach the joints either from ...

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Contusion of the wrist

A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the wrist are common, often due to minor injuries.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: wrist injury, pain in one wrist, wrist pain from an injury, swelling of one wrist, wrist bruise

Symptoms that always occur with contusion of the wrist: wrist injury

Urgency: Self-treatment

Wrist sprain

Wrist sprain is often associated with traumatic events such as falls or sporting accidents. However, wrist sprain can also stem from chronic issues such as repetitive stress and the normal aging process. The wrists are so necessary and used so frequently that sometimes it may be difficult to differe...

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Buckle fracture of distal radius

A buckle fracture of the wrist, also known as a torus fracture, is a condition that are most common in children aged 5-10 years due to the elasticity of their bones. This fracture occurs when force is applied to the radius (one of the two bones of the forearm), causing the bone to split along the growth plate.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: constant forearm pain, forearm pain from an injury, pain in one forearm, swollen forearm, wrist injury

Symptoms that always occur with buckle fracture of distal radius: forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling Of One Wrist

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall, collision, accident or sports trauma)?
  • Is your swollen area warm and red?
  • How would you explain the cause of your wrist pain?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Swelling Of One Wrist Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced swelling of one wrist have also experienced:

  • 20% Wrist Pain
  • 9% Pain In One Wrist
  • 6% Severe Wrist Pain

People who have experienced swelling of one wrist were most often matched with:

  • 46% Septic Arthritis
  • 30% Disseminated Gonococcal Infection
  • 23% Rheumatoid Arthritis

People who have experienced swelling of one wrist had symptoms persist for:

  • 32% Less than a week
  • 27% Less than a day
  • 23% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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