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A 24-year-old male asked:

My mom having numbness and pain in her left pinky finger.iy become cold and blueish. she have to elevate her hand to not to pool blood in her finger. ?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
? vascular supply: Needs to be evaluated as soon as possible for compromise of vascular supply.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Bluish fingers: Can indicate disturbance in circulation due to cold, spasm of vessels or something more ominous up the arm or in the curculatroy system. Blood pooling may indicate poor venous outflow. Pain is a bodies way of telling us that some thing may not be right, it sounds as though she should be evaluated.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2013

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