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Finger Tips Turn White And Numb In The 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
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
Pinky finger still feels numb. It was very very cold outside. Took bus right afterwards so my fingers got squished - holding upper handle. What to do?
Wait for 1 week: If symptoms do not start to improve, see a neurologist. ...Read more
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
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
When cold, is there a reason for 1 finger to become numb and lose color regularly, even when none of the others do?
Im having problems with my finger..It's constantly cold, numb, and very sensitive to hot and cold water and discolored?
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
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