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Why do the tips of my fingers turn blue?

Why do the tips of my fingers 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

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Why do my fingers turn blue and really cold when I'm cold?

Why do my fingers turn blue and really cold when I'm cold?

Raynaud's: 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

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My fingers turn blue sometimes and I don't know why like they turn like a blueish green what is it?

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

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My face and fingers turn blue?

My face and fingers turn blue?

Possible Raynauds: If the symptoms are worse with cold exposure, raynauds is a possible cause. There are other possible causes as well. Have your doctor evaluated the issue or see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why do your fingers turn blue in raynaud's disease?

Why do your fingers turn blue in raynaud's disease?

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

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My hands and fingers turn blue when they get cold should I be concerned?

My hands and fingers turn blue when they get cold should I be concerned?

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

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If you collapse and stop breathing, how long does it take until your fingers turn blue? Or your lips go blue?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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What's the cause for my fingers to turn blue then purpal, and white. And be painful and numb?

What's the cause for my fingers to turn blue then purpal, and white. And be painful and numb?

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

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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?

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

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When im cold, my finger nails turn blue. What does that mean?

When im cold, my finger nails turn blue. What does that mean?

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

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What might cause recurrent discoloration in knuckles of one or both hands? Knuckles & fingers suddenly turn blue, lasting anywhere from 1hr- day (s).

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Vasospasm: Your blood vessels are sensitive to cold. Cold weather causes compression of blood vessels away from the body like finger tips and toes cause purple blue discoloration. This can be improved by wearing gloves and wool socks to keep hands and feet warm. ...Read more

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What does it mean if im swimming and my fingers start to turn blue?

What does it mean if im swimming and my fingers start to turn blue?

? 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

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What can make my child's toes and fingers turn a purplish blue in a sitting position?

What can make my child's toes and fingers turn a purplish blue in a sitting position?

Vascular issue: Takeyour child to a vascular specialist to rule out certain conditions relating to arterial blood supply, i.E raynaurds disease or phenomena, vascular anomalies, i.E. Shunts, or other inherited vascular malformations ...Read more

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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.

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.

Cold: External body temperature controlled by metabolic rate and skin circulation make sure you donot have fever rule out hypothyroid you could have vessel spasm called raynauds probably just your physique exercise not smoking and dress warm. ...Read more

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Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?

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

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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: 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

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What does it mean when your fingers are blue?

What does it mean when your fingers are blue?

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

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Can my finger be broken if its black and blue?

Can my finger be broken if its black and blue?

That could be one: Sign. If in doubt - seek medical eval. An x-ray can rule in or rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Is my finger broken if has gotten black and blue?

Is my finger broken if has gotten black and blue?

Not necessarily: But possibly. The best way to find out if it is broken is with a x-ray. ...Read more

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My fingers have been unusually blue all day. What could this mean?

My fingers have been unusually blue all day. What could this mean?

Poor circulation: 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

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Hi, my fingers have been blue for the past few days I don't know what's wrong with them?

Hi, my fingers have been blue for the past few days I don't know what's wrong with them?

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

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My fingers go blue and white and I loose grip of things and just lately they are iching. What is the cause of this?

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

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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.

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

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