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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 won't 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 won't 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

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My moms thumb suddenly turned blue, there is no numbness and not cold, is it dangerous?

My moms thumb suddenly turned blue, there is no numbness and not cold, is it dangerous?

Could be sign: This could be sign of underlying problem or rheumatologic disease. It could be nothing but should be checked just to make sure not due to medicine or some underlying disease. ...Read more

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I have a purple/blue vertical line going down the middle of my left thumb, from the bottom to the top of the nail. Should I be worried?

I have a purple/blue vertical line going down the middle of my left thumb, from the bottom to the top of the nail. Should I be worried?

Nail melanoma: Discoloration of the nail can be benign melanonychia, or represent a melanoma skin cancer.
Hutchinson's sign represents discoloration onto the soft tissue at the proximal nail fold. If the color "bleeds" onto the skin, this can represent a melanoma.
If it is not there is does mean it is not a melanoma however. Always best to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Slammed my thumb in a truck door about 3 or 4 weeks ago turned blue and gota needle and got the pressure and blood out and later started smelling bad?

Slammed my thumb in a truck door about 3 or 4 weeks ago turned blue and gota needle and got the pressure and blood out and later started smelling bad?

Finger infection: Infection is likely. Could be in the skin or even deeper. It has to be evaluated by a phyisian. Do NOT ignore it as it may get worse and progress. ...Read more

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My thumb swells up and turns black and blue from barely hitting it or even taking notes in class fractured growth plate and tore tissue 8th gr. Now sr

My thumb swells up and turns black and blue from barely hitting it or even taking notes in class fractured growth plate and tore tissue 8th gr. Now sr

Get it checked...: Glomus tumor can because discoloration and sensitivity. It's usually very cold sensitive. Typically occur beneath the nail. X-rays can be helpful, but sometimes an MRI is necessary. ...Read more

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Smashed thumb in car door last Wednesday. Cut the skin a little (not enough for stitches) and nail is blue. The skin is a little firm now. Is it norma?

Normal?: Yes, it is normal after you have smashed your thumb. If you think it is getting better since the injury, just keep going. If not, please see your Primary doctor. ...Read more

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The other day I hurt my thumb real bad it hurts to move it and is swelling and turning blue around the bottom of my thumb what did I do I have no idea?

The other day I hurt my thumb real bad it hurts to move it and is swelling and turning blue around the bottom of my thumb what did I do I have no idea?

See a hand surgeon: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to see a hand surgeon (check out those in your area at www. Assh. Org.) you may have a fracture or a ligamentous injury. Prompt initial accurate diagnosis and treatment will give you the best chance of uncomplicated healing. ...Read more

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My son has one very prominent blue vein stemming from his elbow going all the way to his thumb. Is this normal?

My son has one very prominent blue vein stemming from his elbow going all the way to his thumb. Is this normal?

Normal finding: If his doctor hasn't mentioned it after multiple exams, as should have happened in routine childhood physicals up to now, apparently there is no reason to be worried about. You can remember to mention it next time to be reassured again. Feel good ...Read more

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I’ve noticed the base of my thumb nails are turning purple/blue, what would cause this? The thumbs haven’t been injured at all

I’ve noticed the base of my thumb nails are turning purple/blue, what would cause this? The thumbs haven’t been injured at all

Nail cyanosis??: Could be possible and can be caused by a number of medical conditions some serious some less so.
https://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/blue-fingernails

The commonest in a female your age would be raynauds syndrome. Please see your doctor for specific diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Caught my thumb in car door 3 months ago, it turned black+blue straight away the nail was not damaged but now its grown away from my nail bed?

Caught my thumb in car door 3 months ago, it turned black+blue straight away the nail was not damaged but now its grown away from my nail bed?

See surgeon: You have a lump under the nail that is from blood under the nail. If it is still liquid a surgeon can poke a hole in the nail to let it out. Otherwise he/she may need to remove all or part of the nail to clean it out ...Read more

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Hello, today I was playing basketball and my thumb was pushed back. It is now blue on the finger tip and it is hard for me to move it, unable toseeadoc?

Hello, today I was playing basketball and my thumb was pushed back. It is now blue on the finger tip and it is hard for me to move it, unable toseeadoc?

Need to get X-ray: Need to have it checked. Go to urgent care or ER if you can't get into see your doctor. May have dislocated it, and need ice compresses to get the swelling down. Blue means you have crushed blood vessels. Sports med doctors and orthopedic surgeons have X-rays in office or nearby. They will tell you how to care properly for it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was getting ready to go out and my right thumb became painful. The pad of the thumb is all black and blue, a bit swollen and tingly. 10 minutes ago there was nothing wrong. Do I need to see a doctor?

I was getting ready to go out and my right thumb became painful. The pad of the thumb is all black and blue, a bit swollen and tingly. 10 minutes ago there was nothing wrong. Do I need to see a doctor?

RightOutOfTheBlk&Blu: Yes, unless your thumb got banged by an invisible painless hammer, you should see a doctor. Of course, a lot more needs to be known about you, like any chronic illness, what medications you take, what types of activities or work you engage in, etc. But at your age a painful blue (or pale) thumb that just comes out of nowhere is concerning and you should make sure your heart and blood vessels are OK ...Read more

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Hand and thumb swollen and blue without injury. What is going on?

Hand and thumb swollen and blue without injury. What is going on?

Raynaud's disease: I need more info, but based on your description you could have a condition called raynaud's disease, especially if that happens after exposure to cold water and/or exposure to cold weather, this is better discussed with your regular physician.. ...Read more

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I pinched my thumb and I have a bruise under my thumbnail-how can I get rid of the ugly black and blue bruise?

Good News I think: Generally, unless there was signficant damage to the nail-bed, the bruising you see, should gradually go away, but it is a very slow process for the old blood to get broken down by the body's defenses. If the problem is persistent, go see your doctor. The good news is that, in most cases, such injuries do heal without medical intervention. ...Read more

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I smashed my thumb in the jeep door it turned blue immediately and now the meat side is turning purple, throbbing, swelling what to do?

Contusion: Apply ice and get checked in the hospital emergency room and have the thumb examined and possibly xrayed. If blood collects under the nail it causes severe pain and occasionally has to be drained by making a hole in the nail although it isn't usually done immediately. ...Read more

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Both feet thumbs under the nail there is a blue coloration from the inside side near the next finger?

Both feet thumbs under the nail there is a blue coloration from the inside side near the next finger?

Runners toe: Consider blood from trauma (runner's toe) or pseudomonas bacteria or exposure to chemical - recommend evaluation to exclude cancer if persists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pinch a vein shut? The vein in my thumb was smashed. It is now bright blue, hard an raised. It is making my whole hand tingle.

Is it possible to pinch a vein shut? The vein in my thumb was smashed. It is now bright blue, hard an raised. It is making my whole hand tingle.

Nah. It ain't so Joe: You caused a nice big BRUISE by whacking the thumb but it's not a vein or anything like that...it's the swelling and accumulation of fluids including blood. If it's causing tingling in the hand then, you should have it looked at right away. It may need decompression otherwise, you could have nerve damage that's permanent from the accumulated pressure that's not being released. Ice down a lot. ...Read more

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I seem to have a little bump on my thumb palm side under skin it looks blue and when pressure is applied it hurts momentarily. At the bottom of thumb?

I seem to have a little bump on my thumb palm side under skin it looks blue and when pressure is applied it hurts momentarily. At the bottom of thumb?

Probable Injury: If you have had this for only a short period of time, it may simply be an injury – even if you don’t remember one. If so, it should resolve in a week or two. Try to avoid any more injury to the area while it’s healing. If it worsens or doesn’t seem to be improving, I would have it checked. ...Read more