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One of my fingers gets cold, while others stay warm. Is this normal?

One of my fingers gets cold, while others stay warm. Is this normal?

No: Vasospastic
or arterial obstruction
need evaluation by vascular or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a weird condition where at times, some of my fingers are cold and the other fingers are warm. What does that mean?

I have a weird condition where at times, some of my fingers are cold and the other fingers are warm. What does that mean?

? Raynaud's: We need more information and a physician will need to assess you in person. If its persistent and your fingers are particularly sensitive to extremes of temperature, I would see a vascular specialist to check circulation. Would do some blood work to make sure its not related to systemic illness affecting blood vessels. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers are always cold and never warm?

Why are my hands and fingers are always cold and never warm?

Poor circulation.: You may have poor circulation. This could mean a heart issue or another medical problem. You should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Why do cold fingers worry you more than warm fingers?

Why do cold fingers worry you more than warm fingers?

Poor circulation: Cold fingers may be a sign of diminished blood flow into the finger. If bad enough ulcers may develop, finger will be painful, and healing compromised. ...Read more

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My finger is warm while the rest of my hand is cold. How does this happen?

My finger is warm while the rest of my hand is cold. How does this happen?

Raynaud's Syndrome?: You MAY have Raynaud's Syndrome. Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The sensation may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

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My finger is warm while the rest of my hand is cold. How does this happen?

My finger is warm while the rest of my hand is cold. How does this happen?

Preferential Blood F: This phenomena represents uneven blood flow to and from a specific limb. I recommend you see your physician expecially when this phenomena is occuring. ...Read more

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Why do cold fingers hurt more than warm fingers?

Why do cold fingers hurt more than warm fingers?

Blood shuts off: When a finger is cold, the body shuts off the blood supply to the tip and diverts the blood. That causes significant pain. ...Read more

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Fingertips look creased but otherwise normal when warm. Get wrinkly when cold. Have recently lost 20 lbs. Is it possibly due to fat loss in fingers?

Fingertips look creased but otherwise normal when warm. Get wrinkly when cold. Have recently lost 20 lbs. Is it possibly due to fat loss in fingers?

Certainly might: Rapid weight loss (such as crash dieting) will cause loss of structural fat, such as that in the finger pads and the bottoms of our feet.
That may account for some of what you are describing.
Hydration and general circulation may also be contributors to what you are observing. ...Read more

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My hands are usually cold. Lately, certain fingers will lose their color and turn white at the tips. Try warm them 5-10 mins. Get color back. Norma?

My hands are usually cold. Lately, certain fingers will lose their color and turn white at the tips. Try warm them 5-10 mins. Get color back. Norma?

Raynaud: This a phenomenon called raynaud. It could be isolated or symptom of a disease. You need to be careful and keep hands warm. ...Read more

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My big toe goes numb sometimes in the past 2 weeks and my some fingers get really cold while others are really warm. What's going on?

My big toe goes numb sometimes in the past 2 weeks and my some fingers get really cold while others are really warm. What's going on?

See a doctor: The two problems could even be unrelated/coincidental. Numbness can be caused by a pinched nerve, nerve damage, and even poor circulation. See your doctor and also ask about raynaud's disease/phenomenon which is spasm of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes illicited by exposure to cold. ...Read more

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My fingers can't retain warmth. If the room isn't warm they start getting icy cold. Thyroid levels fine and there is blood flow. Who can help?

My fingers can't retain warmth. If the room isn't warm they start getting icy cold. Thyroid levels fine and there is blood flow. Who can help?

Cold fingers: Some people are more sensitive to cold. Keeping your core body temperature up can help even more than gloves (wear a sweater). ...Read more

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For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My hands and especially fingers are always cold, even when it's warm outside. Also my palms most of the time are sweaty. How to deal with this?

My hands and especially fingers are always cold, even when it's warm outside. Also my palms most of the time are sweaty. How to deal with this?

Poss Raynaud's Phen: This sounds like something called Raynaud's phenomenon or Raynaud's disease. This is a condition of extreme extremity sensitivity to cold, where the blood vessels actually constrict in response to cold. You should have an evaluation. Can be done on HealthTap if you can take blood pressure and send pics of hands or via a video chat. If dx'd various tx options. Some respond better to one or another. ...Read more

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Fingers on one hand feels frost bitten and go numb in the slightest of cold weather. Condition continues until a warm place is found.

Fingers on one hand feels frost bitten and go numb in the slightest of cold weather. Condition continues until a warm place is found.

Vascular problem: Ask your doctor if you have a vascular or a rheumatologic disorder such as Raynauds syndrome. Calcium channel blockers can be used to help the symptoms of Raynauds. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers and toes go white and numb when they're cold? When they start to warm up they burn really bad. Usually my hands are cold anyways.

Why do my fingers and toes go white and numb when they're cold? When they start to warm up they burn really bad. Usually my hands are cold anyways.

Raynaud's: Your description sounds like raynauds. This can occur with a variety of medical conditions and is called raynaud's phenomenon or it can run in families and is called raynaud's disease. You need an evaluation from your physician. Therapy is directed to keep you warm: gloves, dressing in warm clothing, avoid cold, etc, . ...Read more

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Sometimes only a few fingers are cold, rest are warm. Also get purple-ish nails (sometimes)when my hands are cold. Going 2 see doc, but should I worry?

Sometimes only a few fingers are cold, rest are warm. Also get purple-ish nails (sometimes)when my hands are cold. Going 2 see doc, but should I worry?

Circulatory problem?: I sounds like you might have a circulatory problem in your hands or a rheumatological disorder. Do you smoke at all? There is a disorder called Bergers Disease. Your doc should know about it. You live in Stockholm. Get good gloves for the winter. Go to Italy or Greece for the winter. ...Read more

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When I run cold water on the back of my mid right index finger I get shooting pain. Warm water -no. No pain nor numb otherwise. Probable cause?

Jurassic Allodynia.: The phenomena that you are experiencing is thought to a type of cutaneous neuropathy or commonly known as a cutaneous cold allodynia. Your brain is sensing a normally non painful stimuli as a painful one. This is probably best treated by a neurologist or physiatrist. ...Read more

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My fingers and hands get cold and numb and turn white and blueish in cold weather, even with gloves. Are there any methods to increase blood flow to keep them warm?

Raynauds Disease: This is raynauds diease, a condition of spasm of small blood vessels that is accentuated by cold exposure. It may be associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder but often it is not. Meds are available if the problem is severe enough to warrant any treatment other than warming the hands. ...Read more

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How do I get warm fingers so when playing the piano?

Proper Warmup: I treat a lot of musicians. Cold hands are a common problem, with several possible causes. The best treatment is a proper warmup before beginning to play. You should do 5-10 minutes of gentle exercise using big muscles prior to sitting down to practice. This can be walking up & down steps, squats, sit-ups, jumping jacks. Don't get all sweaty, but get your pulse rate up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Warm finger?

Warm finger: Warmth/ increased temperature of upper extremity digit may be due to inflammation or infection. ...Read more