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My middle finger is swollen! HELP!?

Okay I know its random my middle finger is swollen, but I am 13 years old who is really clueless on what I am doing in my actions. This is how the facts goes I was with my family walking to the car because we are getting a basketball for my cousin, and when my cousin heads to the front door I put my right hand where the door suppose to close because I have to climb in the car of the sliding automatic door that I open. While I try to climb in my cousin closed the door on my middle finger of the 2 parts above of it not the bottom part because its okay. It HURTS and I was worried that my finger might be broken. It swollen because it little bigger than my normal middle finger it hurts when I touch it because I am using pressure to see if the bones are good. Help :'(

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I would not suggest "using pressure" to check for a possible Fracture. Check to see that you can bend it normally. If you cannot bend it like you can your other finger, there is a significant possibility it is Fractured. If there is any obvious deformity (it looking out-of-shape), there is a good chance it is Fractured as well. You can use an Ice Pack covered with a cloth to hold to your finger to reduce swelling. I would walk-in to an Urgent Care Facility, or any Clinic to find out whether or not it is broken and to get a Splint to ensure it heals properly.

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The ice pack is always good but you may not be able to bend the finger just because of the swelling. Sorry it's the middle finger, that can be embarrassing.

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