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Doctor insights on: Finger Tips Turn White And Numb In The Cold

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Numbness in index finger and other fingers cold?

Numbness in index finger and other fingers cold?

Vasomotor: Sounds more vascular than neurological. A primary medical doctor can order an ultrasound & vascular studies of your arm. Carpal tunnel would not present this way. Rare possibilities are burger's and reynauds, and you might see a rheumatologist to rule these out. Thoracic outlet syndrome could cause these symptoms, but you would also have an aching shoulder discomfort, which you do not mention. ...Read more

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When i get cold my fingers sometimes become numb and turn white at the tips? Why does this happen?

When i get cold my fingers sometimes become numb and turn white at the tips? Why does this happen?

I'm : I'm assuming it's both hands... Without seeing you, my best guess would be some sort of vasospasm of the small blood vessels under your skin. Raynaud's disease / phenomenon is probably the most commonly known vasospastic disease. I'm not sure whether you should start with a neurologist, rheumatologist or more likely, your primary care physician, who'd be able to assess the situation and make a more appropriate referral. ...Read more

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My first finger goes to sleep when it gets cold half of it feels so numb it hurts?

My first finger goes to sleep when it gets cold half of it feels so numb it hurts?

VASCULAR VRS NERVE: Could wonder about carpal tunnel syndrome, but maybe a cold reaction secondary to raynaud's phenomenon. Have your primary doctor check it out, as this may be quite benign and easily handled. ...Read more

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My fingers really numb but I don't like my coffee cold. Why wont they give it to me hot?

My fingers really numb but I don't like my coffee cold. Why wont they give it to me hot?

For your own sake: If your finger are numb you would not know hot from cold, if they give it to you hot you could burn your self with it. ...Read more

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My finger constantly hurts .It get discoloured and numb, and often cold..And hurts more with hot or cold water?

My finger constantly hurts .It get discoloured and numb, and often cold..And hurts more with hot or cold water?

Raynaud's phenomenon: This is a vasospastic (spasm of blood vessels) disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas, when exposed to temperature change i.E to cold water/air, or even emotional event. When severe, can be quite painful and over time ulcers can occur at tips. Smoking will make this worse. It is treatable...Keep warm/wear gloves. Consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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When cold, is there a reason for 1 finger to become numb and lose color regularly, even when none of the others do?

When cold, is there a reason for 1 finger to become numb and lose color regularly, even when none of the others do?

Vascular?: Previous injury to blood vessels could be the cause? Do you smoke? I would try treating this with low dose dltiazem, continuous release for symptomatic relief. It is not raynaud's. Cryoglobulinemia, cryofibrinogen, and antiphospholipid syndrome can causes this. ...Read more

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My ring finger is cold, &cold in the area between the finger &the pinky.Colder than other fingers.Its not numb just cold.Is this bad/worry?

Hard to tell: Each finger has two main arteries. One on each side, so if that side is cold then that artery is not providing the same amount of blood flow as the one on the other side of the finger. ...Read more