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Fingers Go Numb And Turn White
Tips of middle fingers go numb and turn white color, lasts for about 10mins and happens fairly often at random times. What do I have?
Get checked for: Raynaud's phenomenon (spasms of small blood vessels in fingers and toes causing bluish, paleness and red discoloration) which could be benign or part of an autoimmune condition. Take care! http://www.Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=463. ...Read more
When I get cold my fingers sometimes become numb and turn white at the tips? Why does this happen?
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
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
Numbness: Are you one of those teenagers who always play with their phones and type? Because that could put you at risk for carpal Tunnel syndrome which is the inflammation of the Median nerve, a nerve which goes to your thumb, 2nd and 3rd finger. If you have tingling and numbness in those fingers then you better take it easy on the phone and computer for a little while. ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
?carpal tunnel synd?: Most likely, you are experiencing nerve compression at the wrist, and activity and positioning exacerbates the ongoing process. This may be a consequence of repetitive keyboarding or flexion/extension movements of the wrists. See your doctor, obtain an EMG study, and get this treated, as a full cure is highly likely indeed. ...Read more
Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more
Hard to say : Numbness is a neurological complaint, it would suggest you have a subtle neurological abnormality that is worsened with certain activities; carpal tunnel syndrome is just one possible explanation. I would not hesitate to be evaluated if it is causing you significant poroblems. ...Read more
Vessel spasm: Sound like raymaud's phenomenon. This is a temporary spasm of the artery which reduces blood flow to the finger. This can cause a bluish/purplish coloration and some finger numbness. Try warming the hand up when this happens. If you are a smoker you must stop to help this. If it keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more
Physical stress: Your finger muscles are working out excessively. You should take some good breaks from this activity every 15-20 minutes and "stretch the hands and fingers out" before returning. You never know...maybe in that time you can figure out something worthwhile to do. See the picture? Tired fingers...give 'em a break man! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: Most frequent is carpal tunnel where nerve is temporarily pinched at the wrist, but you can hit your "funny bone", and cause tingling and numbness due to the ulnar nerve at elbow. Monitor activity, and see if problems come from computer activities or leaning on elbow. If persistent symptoms, see your doc. ...Read more
Should I seek medical for a numb finger? Is it ok to wait 2-3 days to see if it goes away by itself?
Yes: Waiting 2-3 days to see if the numbness resolves will not cause any additional damage. ...Read more
Fingertip goes numb. It usually goes away that day. My finger has been numb for a week now. Why won't the numbness go away?
I am a healthy 45 yr old male. This winter 3 of my fingers have been going numb until they warm up which can take 2-3 hrs. Is this normal?
Ulnar Nerve: When your thumbs point outward from your body, the bones of the forearm open: the ulnar side has the nerve from the elbow (the funny bone sensation). The roots are in the neck, the fibers forom the c-8 & t-1 exit, and form the nerve on the other sie of the brachial plexus. Stretching anywhere along the nerve causes numbness. ...Read more
Nerve compression : Numbness to the small and ring finger is often due to nerve compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow called cubital tunnel syndrome. A hand surgeon can evaluate this with exam and additional nerve tests to determine if you do have this syndrome and then give appropriate treatment. New minimally invasive surgery has decreased the recovery after cubital tunnel surgery. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Brain, nerve, blood: Sensation is such a complicated process that there are many possible reasons. Static numbness may represent a process such as stroke, ms, or polyneuropathy, while variable numbness can be due to compression/inflammation of the spine, spinal roots, nerves in the arm, or compromise of the blood flow to any of these regions. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help with the search! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Rheumatism: That is not an answer but a description. You have to see your doc for a work up. Most times he/she will find nothing ... Then treatment will them be muscular. Muscles in the arm can cause hand/finger stiffness. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Vits, minerals, magnesium, b complex. ...Read more
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