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A 33-year-old female asked:

bruised pinky clapping hands against my ring in church last night. immediately swollen but this morning it's is colder than other fingers? is this normal?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Broken blood vessel: You also mention bruising in your topic tags. You broke a blood vessel in the finger. Everything should be back to normal in a few days. This is quite common and nothing to worry about. Best wishes and happy new year!

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