What is it?

hand edema or swelling of hands usually caused by building of fluids in this area. it may be as a result of: staying in the same position for too long, eat too much salty food, taking certain medicines, being pregnant. it may also be caused by: an injury, an bug bite, an allergy, kidney, heart, kidney or liver problems, an infection, or a blood clot.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Swollen hands
- Puffy hand syndrome

Signs & symptoms

symptoms of hand edema include: swollen or puffy arms or hands, stretched skin, sometimes painful or itchy hand, and could be movement limitation.


if hand edema lasts for more than a few days, or you suffer from other symptoms as well, you should see a doctor. a general blood and urine tests would be taking to see if there's something more serious.


treatment depends on the reason for the hand edema.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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