Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swollen Hands (both hands) Overview

Another name for Swollen Hands (both hands) is Hand Swelling (bilateral).

What is hand swelling (bilateral)?
A person with bilateral hand swelling has enlargement of the hands, caused by excess fluid that has collected in the arms. Hand swelling may occur in both hands, or in one hand. Causes of bilateral hand swelling include kidney disease, congestive heart failure, drug side effect, preeclampsia, and acute glomerulonephritis.

What are the symptoms of hand swelling (bilateral)?
Symptoms of hand swelling (bilateral) depends on the underlying cause. Symptoms that may be associated with bilateral hand swelling include hand numbness, hand pain, skin redness, fever, weight gain, and arm or wrist swelling.

How does the doctor treat hand swelling (bilateral)?
Treatment of hand swelling (bilateral) depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include blood pressure control, diuretics, antibiotics, elevation, and warm compresses.

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