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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
The middle of my thumb is turning blue with gradual pain. What can this be from? I am 43 years old.
Ruptured vein: keep it elevatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Trauma?: Blue green coloration might suggest bruising. If one of the joints doesn't bend - would recommend medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
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
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
The upper half of my left thumb on the inside (not around the nail) suddenly turned blue. What is this?
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
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
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
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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