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I had bilateral carpal tunnel release surgery in May (left non dominant) and July 2018 (right dominant). Since surgery, my right fingers have been extremely swollen. For example: on the morning I cannot straighten my fingers from swelling and my fingers turn white. I can say that I am able to move my fingers after a short time but the swelling seems to remain consistently; to varying degrees. Left hand isn’t nearly as bad, but the elbow is where my issues are with that area. I’d like to address the right hand issues first. And, can I ask about the elbow here, as it can relate to carpal tunnel".


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replied March 25th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its not related to carpal tunnel syndrome. It could be just chillblain or due to autoimmune disease.
I would suggest you to have ANA to sort out the underlying problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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