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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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 shouldn’t 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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