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Why does your finger sometimes turn purple after a injury?

Why does your finger sometimes turn purple after a injury?

Venous pooling: Since the space in fingers only holds limited swelling the lymphedema due to injury creates backup of venous flow which cannot go back to body and creates bluish look - it means there is no oxygen available to tissue and tissue is at the brink of dying due to loss of blood supply needs to be taken care of immediately to prevent permanent injury and death of cells. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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I suddenly got a deep reddish purple round stain under the skin of my right pinkie finger, near the last joint that bends by the nail. Its opposite the nail. Though I had no injury, i'm worried that its a blood clot.

I suddenly got a deep reddish purple round stain under the skin of my right pinkie finger, near the last joint that bends by the nail. Its opposite the nail. Though I had no injury, i'm worried that its a blood clot.

Sprained finger?: Perhaps you twisted it without realizing it? If you don't have bruising or stains like that elsewhere, then watch it to see if it gets worse. It's an odd place for a blood clot without trauma. If other purple stains or this one painful or worsening, don't ignore it. ...Read more

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Pain in left bicep and shoulder, hot sore pointer finger and cold blue sore little finger. Funny purple marks on hand but no injury sustained?

Pain in left bicep and shoulder, hot sore pointer finger and cold blue sore little finger. Funny purple marks on hand but no injury sustained?

Be seen: many possible causes, i would recommend you be seen. potential causes could typically be neurologic or vascular. an exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause and tell you which way to go. Don't let it get to bad before you get evaluated, as you may be developing ischemia in your arm for one reason or another. ...Read more

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My finger turns purple for no reason - what's going on?

My finger turns purple for no reason - what's going on?

You may have : A circulation problem with that finger. Suggest you have it medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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My fingers turn white in the cold weather and then go purple and then normal colour. Can be quite painful please help?

My fingers turn white in the cold weather and then go purple and then normal colour.   Can be quite painful     please help?

Raynaud's: This is a classic presentation for raynaud's phenomena. It is disease where the peripheral arteries of the hand will spasm in response to temperature changes. Raynauds can be associated with an underlying medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, or many times is an isolated entity. There are medicines that are used to control symptoms if sufficiently symptomatic - and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated. ...Read more