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A dark bruise sometimes forms at one of my finger joints with no apparent cause. Sometimes, it's painful. It's always disconcerting. What's going on?

A dark bruise sometimes forms at one of my finger joints with no apparent cause. Sometimes, it's painful. It's always disconcerting.  What's going on?

More details needed: To have bruise on the top of the finger must have reason, please describe it with more details? The size who long it take to go away any pain with it, have any other problems health wise. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a sharp pain on the inside of my right pointer finger when pressure is applied. What may be the cause? I do not remember bruising it recently.

I have a sharp pain on the inside of my right pointer finger when pressure is applied. What may be the cause? I do not remember bruising it recently.

A foreign body?: Many times when there is an unexpectedly tender spot under the skin something very tiny (tip of thorn or splinter of some sort) has found its way in there. It will usually, ultimately, become red. Unless you are sure you can explore this safely and cleanly (without causing infection) I would advise a visit to your doctor or Urgent Care. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 2 year old child to cause bruising to their own face. finger sized in a circle shape matching on both cheeks from biting h on the?

Is it possible for a 2 year old child to cause bruising to their own face. finger sized in a circle shape matching on both cheeks from biting h on the?

Biting what??: It is quite common to get circular bruising marks from suction with a object like a bottle top or cup, etc. but it would be difficult for a 2 year old to cause bruising on their face by biting them selves. Bites by other children are common at this age, and usually will show the individual teeth marks. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of unexpected tenderness and bruising around my fingers?

What could be the cause of unexpected tenderness and bruising around my fingers?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause my finger tips to feel bruised and "stabbing" pain in my hands and feet?

What could cause my finger tips to feel bruised and "stabbing" pain in my hands and feet?

Neuropathy: Pain in fingertips and toes could be poor blood flow or nerve damage. These symptoms result from diabetes, high blood pressure and blood vessel diseases like raynauds. Sounds like its time for you to seek medical care. ...Read more

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I hit my hand, and now my 4 fingers are swollen, and bruised. What is the cause? Does low iron cause this?

I hit my hand, and now my 4 fingers are swollen, and bruised.  What is the cause?  Does low iron cause this?

Hurt, not iron: If you hit your hand hard enough to cause bleeding inside, the blood will follow gravity and so will the bruise. Fingers may swell also. Not related to iron levels. Elevate your hand, wrap it with ace and wrap fingers with Coban if needed. Don't use ice or NSAID's. Apply cream or jell with Arnica in it. Give it a couple weeks to heal. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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I believe a massage therapist popped a vein on the inside of my thumb and index fingers. They look bruised and are very painful. Is it cause for concern? Any way to speed up the recovery?

I believe a massage therapist popped a vein on the inside of my thumb and index fingers. They look bruised and are very painful. Is it cause for concern? Any way to speed up the recovery?

Injury: For traumatic bleeding,rest the hand,applying cold intermittently for 48 hours and then switching to heat will help absorb blood products. NSAIDS like ibuprofen reduce inflammation. However if pain and/or swelling persist,consult a hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause random swelling pain in bruising in arms and hands. I have seen doctors who don't know what it is. Its caused fingers to bleed and fall off.

What can cause random swelling pain in bruising in arms and hands. I have seen doctors who don't know what it is. Its caused fingers to bleed and fall off.

Very non-specific Q;: This is a very non-specific and somewhat unfair question, because with minimal input you expect maximum output. Let me say I can only think of THE FOLLOWING: per your limited input, being meningococcal meningitis, vasculitis, Raynauds disease, Hansens disease, SBE with periferal embolisation, perhaps blood dyscrasia with macroglobulins and etc !! (Google?) ...Read more

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What causes tender in the finger tips and swelling?

What causes tender in the finger tips and swelling?

Could be circulation: Some people, in particular can get what is ka raynauds disease which is a decrease in ciuculation to the skin esp hands/finger tips. Two types primary and secondary. Primary is caused by vasospasm, secondary has underlying causes i.e. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma etc etc. You should see you pcp to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Stracthed finger with knife I was using to cut raw pork sausage. No visable cut or blood, but can feel it tender there. Can this cause a problem?

Stracthed finger with knife I was using to cut raw pork sausage. No visable cut or blood, but can feel it tender there. Can this cause a problem?

No: Simply keep it clean rinse it with peroxide and apply topical antibiotics .if you see increase redness or notice increase pain see your doctor ...Read more

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I cut the tip of my index finger its red and tender with a sharp knife yesterday cause?

I cut the tip of my index finger its red and tender with a sharp knife yesterday cause?

See Dr.: Sounds like the area may be getting infected if it is getting redder and more tender. You should be seen to assure it does not need to be treated with an antibiotic and have your tetanus status updated if need be etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cut index finger with sharp knife yesterday it has not closed or scabbed not bleeding red around & inside tender cause?Pcos htn lisinoprilhctz provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Cut index finger with sharp knife yesterday it has not closed or scabbed not bleeding red around & inside tender cause?Pcos htn lisinoprilhctz provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Probably not.: Depends on where you cut it and how you treated it. Nerves, arteries and veins on the sides. Close the wound as well as possible and leave it un-used for 2 to 3 days. It takes about that long for your body to create a working closure to the skin. It will be easy to re-open for a week or so. It is unliklely for the issues you were concerned about to affect this. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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