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Mc Lean, VA
A 26-year-old female asked about a 81-year-old male:

Skin turning black on hand swelling and pain?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Black skin: Not a good sign, call your doctor immediately, there is either an infection or a circulation problem. Don't sit on it!
Dr. Jared Adams
12 years experience
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.
Last updated Oct 19, 2017


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