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My thumb is blue and green and the top is bent up and if I try to stretch it hurts it wont bend either but it moves sideways what is wrong with it ?

My thumb is blue and green and the top is bent up and if I try to stretch  it hurts it wont bend either but it moves sideways what is wrong with it  ?

12 years old: Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my thumb is blue, swollen and i can't move it dose that mean its cracked?

Could you tell me if my thumb is blue, swollen and i can't move it dose that mean its cracked?

Get it looked @ ASAP: I take it you have had an injury, from your description you have either a large hematoma of the thumb or have lost the blood supplyeither way it needs attention. ...Read more

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Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more

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I noticed the palm of my hand under my thumb turning blue after a hot bath?

I noticed the palm of my hand under my thumb turning blue after a hot bath?

Raynauds: Cyanosis or blue discoloration of fingers is a vascular condition that is most common when digits are exposed to cold water or cold environment. Upon exposure, usually, the fingers get pink-blue-then white. And when rewarmed, the color comes back from white-blue-pink. ...Read more

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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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My thumb won't bend and is kinda blue green what is wrong with it ?

My thumb won't bend and is kinda  blue green what is wrong with it ?

Trauma?: Blue green coloration might suggest bruising. If one of the joints doesn't bend - would recommend medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have slammed a door on my thumb and it is more than black & blue. Could it be serious?

I have slammed a door on my thumb and it is more than black & blue. Could it be serious?

Owwwww: I cannot tell for sure without seeing it but if it is excessively painful, continuing to swell or obviously broken get it looked at right away. ...Read more

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The upper half of my left thumb on the inside (not around the nail) suddenly turned blue. What is this?

Vein rupture : Did you hit your thumb or bump it, right before? Sometimes people can have a small venous malformation from birth. You will need to find a phlebologist who knows how to scan with ultrasound. Have your primary care refer after exam. www.phlebology.org. ...Read more