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purple spots on thumb

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
21 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: I assume this spot is not a bruise from a known incident. Spontaneous and unusual markings on the skin should be examined, preferably by a dermatologi ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Raynauds : Raynauds is the temporary spasm of the arteries going to your hand. This can be triggeres by exposure to cold among othet things. Palpable pulses a ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Santin
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Cold hands: Sometimes having cold hands that turn colors, typically either white or purple in cold weather are signs of a relatively common problem referred to ra ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Infection?: Infection and foreign body inside the hand should be looked for . You can not manage this at home . Go to an ER for examination and treatment. Have so ... Read More
A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Need X-Ray Vision: Could be either or something else. To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do , especially at this age. Wo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
28 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma or nutrition: Trauma to the nail can cause white areas. Yeast and nutritional deficiencies are another sign that can cause this. Some medications have been known to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Unless it draining: keep it dry...change dressing if indicated and get stitches out (if they are not "temporary") when indicated by your surgeon/dematologist Hope this h ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Unknown: You are probably worried about melanoma. No doctor worth his salt is going to guess about this based upon a few words of description. See a dermatol ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: callus doesn‘t normally come and go. you should have a doctor look at these lesions when they occur.
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Could be anything : It is very difficult to comment without seeing an image of these skin lesions. Please upload a picture or see a doctor for a proper exam and diagnosis ... Read More

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