A 81-year-old male asked:
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skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black skin: Not a good sign, call your doctor immediately, there is either an infection or a circulation problem. Don't sit on it!
Answered on Nov 22, 2015
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Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Go to the ED now: A doctor needs to evaluate for infection or necrotizing fasciitis. Perhaps it's just a bruise, but that is not something i can tell from your description.
Answered on Oct 19, 2017
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