What Causes Swollen Fingers?

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Swollen fingers can be caused by overall fluid retention, such as during premenstrual syndrome or pregnancy. If just one finger is swollen, the possible causes include trauma, infection, or inflammatory conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or systemic lupus erythmatosus.
1 Additional Answer
There are numerous possible causes of swollen fingers. Insect bites, arthritis and water retention are just a few. Dehydration and water retention are other common causes. If you are unsure why your fingers are swollen and the swelling doesn't go down after a few days, you should see a doctor.
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