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Doctor insights on: My Right Side Thumb Gets Cold It Seams As Though It Is Not Getting Proper Blood Flow What Can I Do What Kind Of A Specialist I Go To

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My right side thumb gets cold it seams as though it is not getting proper blood flow. What can I do what kind of a specialist I go to.?

My right side thumb gets cold it seams as though it is not getting proper blood flow. What can I do what kind of a specialist I go to.?

Hand surgeon: I would need a little more info to properly guide you. It sounds vascular. I would first start with a hand surgeon and consider a vascular surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

R S D: The sympathetic nerves control blood flow and sweating and color of the skin. When the sympathetic nerves are irritated, bouts of pain, discoloration, temperature change and sweat change can occur. This is referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd). It is difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What can make blood flow return to normal in the arm/hand after ischemia?

What can make blood flow return to normal in the arm/hand after ischemia?

Collaterals: Without a procedure such as a bypass or an angioplasty there are only two things that can do this.
One is dissolution of a blood clot restoring normal blood flow and the other is developing collateral circulation around the obstructed artery.
I assume this is not "spasm" which should last no more than minutes ...Read more

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I can feel my abdominal pulse just by laying my hand over it; when I push on it I hear a whooshing sound and I can feel the blood flow. Normal?

I can feel my abdominal pulse just by laying my hand over it; when I push on it I hear a whooshing sound and I can feel the blood flow. Normal?

It could be normal: However it could also be a sign of aortic aneurysm (widening of the aorta) & renal artery stenosis (narrowing) - these conditions are uncommon among young people unless they're chronic smokers and have a strong family history of cardiovascular or renal conditions. You may need imaging studies to confirm them. See your dr for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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Isat on my hand long story it fell asleep I cut off blood flow for 3 minutes or so will the blood come back my hand is throbbing a bit not purple tho?

Isat on my hand long story it fell asleep I cut off blood flow for 3 minutes or so will the blood come back my hand is throbbing a bit not purple tho?

Sat on hand/pain: Yes it will, you can not stop the circulation completely by sitting on your hand. Of corse it may hurt for a short period, but it will all heal quickly. ...Read more

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I've noticed that recently blood flow is more easily restricted in my left arm when bent. E.g. resting my head on my left hand while on desk. Concern?

I've noticed that recently blood flow is more easily restricted in my left arm when bent. E.g. resting my head on my left hand while on desk. Concern?

You are describing: Symptoms of restricted blood flow, such as.? Numbness, tingling (like falling asleep) and pain can be associated with dependent position over long periods of time. It has to do with the nerve being compressed or overstimulated. If you have recurrent purple or blue hands, even without prolonged pressure on them, you need to get checked out by healthcare provider ...Read more

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Was asked to take blood samples at home to send to a lab. My thumb isn't cooperating with me. Any suggestions on how to get enough blood?

Was asked to take blood samples at home to send to a lab. My thumb isn't cooperating with me. Any suggestions on how to get enough blood?

Which lab?: The major national laboratories have collection stations in most cities. Contact the lab for the local draw station and get your blood collected at that facility.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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4hiv specialist. 4 HIV infection from blood receipent cut on hand should be deep or can be wirh superficial cut n large blood or 1 infected drop enoug?

4hiv specialist. 4 HIV infection from blood receipent cut on hand should be deep or can be wirh superficial cut n large blood or 1 infected drop enoug?

Nit picking science: Of course one drop is 'enough'. Why do you keep asking this? If you have an exposure if you act within 72 hours the infection can be prevented. This is no time to be sitting at home and worrying.

What is the real story here? ...Read more

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I woke up & my thumb & pointer finger on my right hand were purple. As the day goes by they get darker. Lighter in the morning. Blood pressure up?

No: This has nothing to do with your blood pressure. If confirmed objectively, it suggests arterial for venous obstruction. Is your hand swollen? (would suggest venous disease) Does it hurt? Is it weak? (would suggest arterial disease). This should be evaluated immediately because if you have an arterial embolism, the next one could cause a stroke. Go to the ER. ...Read more

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My wrist/thumb cracks, hurts, gets warm, stiff and sometimes I get tiny red dots over a vein leading to my thumb. Could this be a blood clot? Tendonitis?

My wrist/thumb cracks, hurts, gets warm, stiff and sometimes I get tiny red dots over a vein leading to my thumb. Could this be a blood clot? Tendonitis?

Get evaluated: At 16 this sounds a bit like more than tendonitis, and suggestive of a rdheumatoid pdroblem. You need an evaluation by ortho or rheumatology to detrermine what is occurdring. Sometimes it is overuse, but the symptoms are similar to several different diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

Yes.: Yes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is structural. A normal tunnel that tendons and nerves pass through to the hand is tighter or looser in individuals based on genetics--just like loose or tight joints. Those of us with tight tunnels gradually develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The end result is permanent nerve damage (weakness, atrophy, numbness). It's nothing you are doing that is causing this. You are just starting to notice that you have the disease. It is a very slowly progressive disease and you might be able to manage the symptoms with wrist splints at night for years. When you start getting numb in spite of the splints or when the numbness lingers for more than 5-10 minutes, then it's time to have surgery. ...Read more

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Is it a general rule of thumb to see a pcp for everything and he will refer you to a specialist or can you check with a specialist from the start?

Is it a general rule of thumb to see a pcp for everything and he will refer you to a specialist or can you check with a specialist from the start?

Preference: It depends on your insurance requirements as well as on your personal preference and medical complexity. Most generally healthy people are well served by primary care. Complex cardiac / pulmonary / endocrine (/etc.) problems may be better addressed by going to the expert. Primary are better at overall coordination of healthcare. ...Read more

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Broke my index finger. It points to my thumb when I make a fist. Specialist said I might need surgery. How long will it take to recover?

Broke my index finger. It points to my thumb when I make a fist. Specialist said I might need surgery. How long will it take to recover?

6 weeks minimum: Recovery following surgical treatment of a finger fracture is variable, but bony healing requires 4-6 weeks at the minimum. Depending upon the type of fracture and type of surgery (pinning vs. Plating), you may require extensive hand therapy to regain range of motion and strength. Total recovery time and return to normal activities could be as long as 16 weeks or more. ...Read more

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Why is my blood orange after I cut my thumb?

Why is my blood orange after I cut my thumb?

Color of blood: Blood color is based on the hemoglobin in it. When hemoglobin is carrying oxygen, the molecule changes shape and this causes a change in the appearance/color. When the hemoglobin has little oxygen, the structure is different and so the color appears different. Based on the status of the hemoglobin, the lights in the room and the status of your eyes, the color looks orange. This is normal. ...Read more

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Slammed my thumb in a truck door about 3 or 4 weeks ago turned blue and gota needle and got the pressure and blood out and later started smelling bad?

Slammed my thumb in a truck door about 3 or 4 weeks ago turned blue and gota needle and got the pressure and blood out and later started smelling bad?

Finger infection: Infection is likely. Could be in the skin or even deeper. It has to be evaluated by a phyisian. Do NOT ignore it as it may get worse and progress. ...Read more

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There is a really weird multi colored spot under my thumb but I'm really scared to go to the doctor. Will my blood be taken for results?

There is a really weird multi colored spot under my thumb but I'm really scared to go to the doctor. Will my blood be taken for results?

Typically colored: Spots require possible biopsy not blood test. I would go see dermatologist. The sooner you find out what it is and how to treat it, the safer it is. And you should feel very little because we numb it up! Be safe, get it checked! ...Read more

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My 53yr old dad with type2 diabetes has a small unhealing boil on his thumb which keeps oozing blood often. Pls exp in detail why and what to do?

My 53yr old dad with type2 diabetes has a small unhealing boil on his thumb which keeps oozing blood often. Pls exp in detail why and what to do?

Diabetes control?: How well is your father's diabetes controlled? If he has high sugars, typically wounds do not heal well. He should see his primary care provider, and possibly seek referral to wound care. ...Read more

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Bruised my thumb two months ago it was pinched. Blood still going on. Part of nail fell off still hurts. Blood has diminished some but not all. Is th?

See doctor: Two months is too long to be living with an open wound. See your doctor. If you do not have one, go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. ...Read more

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What to do as my foot thumb nail uprooted out completely and blood even profusely came out... It is now paining very badly..

What to do as my foot thumb nail uprooted out completely and blood even profusely came out... It is now paining very badly..

Nail avulsion: Nail avulsions occur then the nail is detached from the matrix/bed beneath it. The existing nail is likely to fall off, and with time a new one should develop, although it's appearance may be altered. Treatment is supportive. Keeping the foot elevated, wrapping the toe in a bandage, cool compresses and pain medications are typically advised. Nail removal may be needed to prevent snagging. ...Read more

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I'm having pain and a bump nodule thing in my thumb. I am thinking its a blood clot. What should I do? Is it dangerous?

I'm having pain and a bump nodule thing in my thumb. I am thinking its a blood clot. What should I do? Is it dangerous?

Cyst: I would think it is more likely to be a small cyst, either coming off a joint or along a tendon. Not very likely to clot or feel a clot there. Get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blood vessel lump in my groin about athe length of the end ogf my thumb really worried?

I have a blood vessel lump in my groin about athe length of the end ogf my thumb really worried?

See a doctor: There are several possibilities it could be a varicose vein if it on the skin, it could be varicocele if it in the scrotal sack, it could be many other things including a normal variation. The only way to know is to see a doctor. You could start with a primary care physician or see a urologist or vein specialist such as a phlebologist. ...Read more

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After a 13 x 8 x 8 angiomyolipoma shrinks from loss of blood flow post embolisation, what happens? Does it harden and get cold? Does it disintigrate?

Shrinks: Most of it dies. The dead portion is replaced by scar tissue. You've seen scars contract on your skin as they mature. The same thing's happening in your kidney tumor. ...Read more

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Blood spot under thumb where it got pinched. Do I have to do anything?

Blood spot under thumb where it got pinched. Do I have to do anything?

Subungual Hematoma: If you are having a lot of pain and discomfort as well, then you may need to see a doctor to have the collection of blood evacuated from under the nail. Usually this is done by poking a sterile needle through the nail to puncture it and allow the blood to drain out. Follow up with your doctor and have it looked at by a professional. Hope this helps. ...Read more