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Finger Turn Blue
Blue: This is not enough info to give comment. Consult physician. This can be result of sympathetic nervous system that controlls many body functions. Are u a smoker? Do they act differently to cold or head, there is reynauds phenomenon, scleroderma, and other problems. Provide physician with details on how why where what and when. No matter, consult professional help. ...Read more
Raynaud's sometimes is called a disease, syndrome, or phenomenon. The disorder is marked by brief episodes of vasospasm (va-so-spazm), which is a narrowing of the blood vessels.
Vasospasm of the arteries reduces blood flow to the fingers and toes. In people who have raynaud's, the disorder usually affects the fingers. In about 40 percent of people who have raynaud's, it affects the toes. ...Read more
My fingers turn blue sometimes and I don't know why like they turn like a blueish green what is it?
Raynaud: Phenomenon or syndrome and a few other disorders your internist or rheumatologist may determine to be the cause. Depending on your specific presentation, vacular compromise is the less likely reason which a vascular surgeon may readily diagnose. Mention this to your doctor or pediatrici. ...Read more
Vasospasm: The blood vessels in your hands and feet narrow (vasospasm) causing a reduction in blood flow. The reduced blood to this area causes the area to first turn white. With continued lack of blood to the hands and feet they turn blue. Once the spasm has resolved blood flow returns and the area turns red before returning to its normal color. ...Read more
Cold blue fingers:
History of aches and pains in the body can be a sign of a autoimmune or inflammatory disorder
Associated circulatory problems and fingers or you can have a primary circulation problem in fingers were can be related to any number of things endocrine hormonal like thyroid or diabetes you should have your PCP evaluate you and get some blood work ...Read more
If you collapse and stop breathing, how long does it take until your fingers turn blue? Or your lips go blue?
About 2 minutes: There's oxygen there until the person actually collapses; the tissues use the oxygen which changes the color of the blood and makes things look "blue". It's easiest to see in the fingers and lips, but actually occurs everywhere. When it's really bad, the whole body turns blue. Scary stuff! The cure, obviously, is to get oxygen moving in and out of the lungs again. ...Read more
I had Ant. Cerv. Discectomy in 2012. Pain and grinding sound in neck, fingers turn blue, numbness in hands and leg, pain in back going to left leg.?
Something else: Symptoms in legs have nothing to do with your neck. The grinding is consistant most likely with bony scar tissue from the surgery, which is not a reason for repeat surgery. You need nerve studies to see if you have an underlying nerve disease (neuropathy). I would see a neurologist ...Read more
Sometimes the skin on my fingers turn a blue-ish green color, and it lasts for up to two days or a little less. What is it?
Need more info: Interesting problem. May be due to transfer of color from a book or magazine or other object. I think at your age the next time this coloration appears see your primary care physician. ...Read more
Reynaud's syndrome?: These are typical symptoms of Reynaud's syndrome, which results from constriction of the arteries to the fingers. Often it is triggered by cold temperatures. Sometimes it also involves the tip of the nose, the ears, or toes. Usually it is just uncomfortable and clears up promptly, but sometimes Reynaud's is an early sign of a serious health problem. See your doctor and ask about it. ...Read more
Please help. Now I'm taking 50 mg metroprolol and suddenly all my fingers turn grayish-blue/black! I've never been like this before. What happened?
I do not know: BUT the discoloration of your fingers is concerning for some possible vascular (Blood flow) issues within your fingers, so you need to see the Dr. As soon as possible and get that evaluated. If you are not allergic to it or do not have any contraindications to aspirin, then start taking an 81mg until you call the Dr. For an appt asap. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
What might cause recurrent discoloration in knuckles of one or both hands? Knuckles & fingers suddenly turn blue, lasting anywhere from 1hr- day (s).
Possibly Raynaud's: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment. ...Read more
Whenever I'm in a cold classroom I'm the only one that's finger nails turn blue. It's been assumed I'm anemic can you give symptoms please?
See physician: And discuss if you have Raynaud's phenomenon which means that after exposure to cold your blood vessels narrows reducing blood supply to finger tips or nose tip ...Read more
I observed that my both leg finger tips turn blue after removing shoes/socks later it become normal no sensation and no pain. Here it is cold weather.?
? Raynauds: If this happens only while you are swimming two things come to mind. Raynauds syndrome occurs when arteries to your hands spasm and contract often due to cold exposure. Thoracic outlet syndrome can cause temporary blockage of veins or arteries in the neck area with certain arm positions. If this keeps up or occurs at other times, get it checked out. ...Read more
Why do my nail beds of my fingers and toes turn blue and kind of tingly when cold? What could cause this?
Vasoconstriction: Due to the cold the blood vessels constrict and therefore decreases blood flow to the area. ...Read more
I am always cold. When it is 60°f my friends feel comfortable, but I begin to shiver. In summer I feel cold. Sometimes my fingers and lips turn blue.
Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?
Normal care: Treat yourself as you would normally for a cold or mild flu. The slightly blue toes likely coincidental. As always if things continue or worsen, consult an md. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe raynaud's disease and in the winter I wear really, really big gloves but my fingers still turn white/purple/blue?
Why do my fingers occasionally turn black and blue? Every so often a place in my fingers will feel a tightness, and soon after looks black and blue. Sometimes it can be a small area, other times my entire finger looks like I smashed it in the door. Ther
This sounds like a problem with your arterial circulation. If these events are associated with cold temperatures, you may have raynaud's syndrome. In raynaud's, the small arteries in the hands and feet are hypersensitive to cold and go into spasm. The treatment is to keep the extremities warm. On the other hand, it's possible that you may be experiencing some blood clots in the small vessels. If this involves just one hand, it may be that you have an abnormality in the artery upstream that is "throwing" clots. If that's the case, the problem area should be fixed with an angioplasty or bypass, and you may need to take blood thinners.
The argument against what I've described is that the discolored areas caused by blocked arteries are usually painful. ...Read more
Reynaud's Syndrome: Is and can cause blue fingers. If it is cold, or you smoke it can make it much worse. It has varying levels of severity from mild to digit threatening. It is a result of spasm of the blood vessels supplying blood to the fingers. ...Read more
Pick one of these choices:
1. Reynaud's phenomenon (blood vessel spasm in the fingers and/ or toes). 2. Congestive heart failure. 3. Severe anemia. 5. Low blood oxygenation due to respiratory problems (including smoking). 6. You dipped your hands in to your child's paint box. ...Read more
Need 2 know more.: Your query has me curious, but I need more information. Is the blue discoloration coming and going or is it constant? Is there any red or white discoloration added in at times? Any pain in the fingers? Any similar discoloration in the toes, top of the ears or tip of the nose? We'd need more info to make an educated guess as to what's going on, but I am concerned. ...Read more
My fingers go blue and white and I loose grip of things and just lately they are iching. What is the cause of this?
Loosing grip: Swelling in the wrist can put pressure on nerves and blood vessels in the hand. Pressure on nerves causes a weak grip. Pressure on arteries causes a white color in the skin. A color is from pressure on veins. Also, read about Raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more
I woke up with my finger black and blue and I didn't injure it in any way. What could be causing this? I'm not having any pain.
Immediate MD: 56 year old lady with dizziness, vertigo, painless blue digit. You need immediate full history and medical exam, you may have arrhythmia causing your dizziness and throwing emboli to your finger. At the very least, dangerous causes need to be ruled out ASAP. There are less dangerous causes as well such as vasospasm, Raynaud's phenomenon. See MD as soon as possible please. Good luck. ...Read more