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Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Usually low O2 SAT: Blood without oxygen looks bluish under skin. Blue lips in a cold pool are an example. Anxiety can decrease blood flow to extremities, but so can many more serious problems. See your doc if it persists. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more

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Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Congintal deformity: Most likely you congenital deformity born with if it is bilateral in type. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and toes purple?

Why are my feet and toes purple?

Raynauds is: A possibility, dependent rubor can present this way, venous insufficiency can at times present this way. A vascular doctor is good to consult for this type of problem. ...Read more

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Why are my toes on my cast foot cold?

Why are my toes on my cast foot  cold?

Couple of things: You may have had swelling under the cast which will make the cast tight and cause decreased blood flow. You need to have it checked to make sure there is not a problem. ...Read more

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Help docs! my big toes are bent towards my other toes?

Help docs! my big toes are bent towards my other toes?

Hallux valgus: Sounds like a bunion deformity. If you don't have pain, don't worry . If you see see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle specialist for a consult for your options. ...Read more

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My toe and thumb are aching?

My toe and thumb are aching?

How long?: Has this been going on for a while? Did they start at the same time? Do you have a primary physician? I would recommend a check up as there are a multitude of causes that could give aching digits. Most common are neuromuscular or vascular...meaning a nerve could be affected or the blood flow. Please be seen in person! ...Read more

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What is wrong with my toe nail and my foot? My foot is really dry especially between my toes. My toe nail has these white lines.

What is wrong with my toe nail and my foot? My foot is really dry especially between my toes. My toe nail has these white lines.

Sounds like the skin: may have athlete's foot fungus. Try some over the counter anti-fungal creams like Lamisil (terbinafine) 3x a day for 10 days. If not better, call your family doctor. ...Read more

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Two of my toes and fingers are numb?

Two of my toes and fingers are numb?

Are you diabetic?: If not its likely a neuroma which you should see a podiatrist from diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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My big toes are leaning towards my second toes, and my second toes are resting on top of them. My second toes are bent and I experience pain in arch?

My big toes are leaning  towards my second toes, and my second toes are resting on top of them.  My second toes are bent and I experience pain in arch?

Bunion: Sounds like you have a bunion (big toe starting to point to the outside of your foot) and pushing under your second toe. This is quite common. You may secondarily have plantar fasciitis. You need to see a podiatrist to get this looked at. There may be some conservative means for treatment for the arch pain. ...Read more

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My fingers are stiff?

My  fingers are stiff?

Too vague.: Stiff fingers can occur with swelling of any sort or simply arthritis or overuse. ...Read more

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Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Many reasons: Many reasons, check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my thumbs in my hands cramping?

Why are my thumbs in my hands cramping?

Depends: If symptons sudden, with activity, it suggests silent carpel tunnel syndrome in your diabetes affecting the relative strength of your thumb to your other fingers. If the problem is developing slowly, with arthritic stiffness and weakness, you may have neuropathy. Overuse of the hands can trigger thumb problems because it is the most vulnerable digit. Don't worry, there are solutions(splints). ...Read more

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My fingernails are flatter than my toes and my big toe is thick and hard , & my nails are way lighter than my toes. Why?

My fingernails are flatter than my toes and my big toe is thick and hard , & my nails are way lighter than my toes. Why?

First thought is : fungus, but you need to see a derm for diagnosis, there can be other reasons but your derm should be able to tell you and get you on the right medicine to treat your condition ...Read more

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Why are my sole of my feet are hurting, ?around the ball close to my toes.

Why are my sole of my  feet are hurting, ?around the ball close to my toes.

Many possibilities: Here is general advice re foot pain causes: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/foot-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050792 As you can see a variety of possibilities and hard to sort out without examination and therefore advise seeing a doctor licensed in your area for evaluation. ...Read more

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My toes in both feet are numb what causes that?

My toes in both feet are numb what causes that?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes mellitus, vitamin deficiency b12, folio acid. More common causes could include problem in spinal cord disc placing pressure dorsal columns, syrinx. Need to see physician and begin evaluation. ...Read more

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