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Purple Line Cuticle Nail
Is it normal for half of finger nails to turn purple near the cuticle, when cold, or is this reynaud's?
Possible Reynaud's: Reynaud's phenomenon is a circulation problem that can cause the nails of the fingers and feet to change colors, the feeling of them being cold, as well as accompanying numbness or tingling upon rewarming. With exposure to cold temperature, classically the nails will turn white, then blue/purple with numbness, and then red with possible swelling and throbbing as the circulation improves. ...Read more
Big toe nail is green w/purple&black bruising by cuticle. I dropped a table on it. Broken? Bruised? Will I lose my nail? Full range of motion, hurts!
I have purplish discoloration under thumb nails only and only along cuticle. Hasn't changed in a month. Should I have this checked out?
Yes: You need to see a doc asap ...Read more
Possibly : Pressure on it obstructed blood flow.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tourniquet: A tourniquet is usually used while drawing blood. It impedes venous return and stagnation of venous blood is likely causing the purple color. I trust it clears up in a few minutes. ...Read more
Blood : Ubroke a small vessel in ur contusion (bruise)...It goes from black/blue/purple to yellowish to normal. ...Read more
Ignore it: Ignore it. It will grow out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sir I have purple line in my hand first finger is it a symptom of any dangerous disease or not please guide me?
More: Is it painful? How long has it been there? Swelling? ...Read more
My entire left hand is purple/blue and it's cold. What could this mean? I haven't been in the cold outside, just at school in cold classrooms.
See details: It may be raynauds disease but there are other causes as well. This needs evaluation and i would urge seeing your family doctor asap. ...Read more
Why is my RT hand & foot colder than my LT? My RT hand turns purple, I experience n/t in my RT hand & foot. I have vericose veins in my RT leg.
No: see your doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baking soda and vinegar boom went of in my hand it started to bleed but the it started to swell get purple and get hard
Explosion: it sounds like you are suffering from a burn from the heat of the reaction and a contusion from the impact of the explosion when these two substances mixed. You probably have some broken blood vessels under the skin, resulting in purple swelling, and you should see a doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation to make sure there is no fracture or other damage. ...Read more
Hi i need an answer to my problem? What is the purple dot about 3cm to 3cm right under the shaft of my penis? I noticed it after my gf gave me a hand
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
I have a vain that is swollen on my left hand next to the nuckle of my pionter...The swollen area looks blue/purple..It hurt a bit...What does it mean?
Bleed vs clot: The area is prone to trauma, and may be a hematoma, bleeding into the soft tissue. If localized to the vein, and feels firm, it may be a clot within the vein. Local care generally suffices with warm compress, and time, trying to avoid further trauma to the area. ...Read more
I had a bad kitchen accident with extremely hot cooking oil. It exploded and spilled on my hand and I have a bad purple redish scar. Anything i can do?
Burn scar treatment: If the burn has healed then its a matter of scar management. Sun protection with 30+ spf, scar massage, stretching, silicone based scar creams/sheeting, & possibly fractional laser treatments may help. If it involves any joints you should be followed by a doctor & hand therapist to avoid scars that limit joint movement (contracture). If it is not healed you should be seen by a doctor as well. ...Read more
One if the fingers on my left hand has a lot of purple on it near the lines if the finger. It hurts to bend it. The purple is on about half the finger?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
My wrist is broken surgery was done in September and I'm just now getting purple vein like things all on my hand should I be concerned?
Check it out: See the surgeon that did the procedure to rule out delayed complication ...Read more
I have an open wound on the side of my hand and under my skin for about 4mm of my hand my vein is purple and bulgin, tingly sensation constant?
Seek medical care: if at all possible. Sounds like that wound needs to be closed. If it has been more than 48 since the wound occurred, it will probably have to heal secondarily. In either case, the vessel you are seeing needs protection. It is not normal for the vein to appear purple, the blood in veins is actually blue due to low oxygen levels. @hen bleeding, blood turns red as soon as it is in contact with air. ...Read more
I have burnt my skin with a iron on my hand now it's dark purple colour as I have brown skin what can I do or use to prevent bad scarring , help!?
Information: If there is no blster, the burn may 1st degree. The color is the inflammatory reacion the the burn. First degree burn is like sunburn and usually heals with minimal scar. Anthing greater may scar. Topical pressure with or without silicone or cortisone cream may help. Some otc products may also help. ...Read more
Right hand turns purple almost every day and stays that way for hours. Tingles a lot, 6/10 pain in my shoulder when gravity takes over. What is it?
Difficult to say: This issue needs evaluation. It may be Raynauds but its being limited to a single hand and associated with shoulder area pain could suggest a major vessel obstruction. See a doctor. ...Read more
I slammed my hand hard on the hood of a car and now it's blue purple n looks like my finger is going to expode andda blood is spreading and numbness?
Go to the hospital: Please sign off of the internet and seek medical care. ...Read more
I smashed my hand today and at the point of impact, it turned purple like an instant bruise, but 15 minutes later it was just a little red, wondering Y?
The purple violet color immediately most likely resulted from some mild internal bleeding from a small blood vessel. The redness consequently developed from the trauma as well from your body's response to the trauma to repair injured tissue. Icing and an ace bandage can help gently compress the area of injury to heal along with elevation. You will likely bruise. See a doc you may need XRay ...Read more
Yes: This appears to be normal healing process after an injury called echymosis. A purple color a few days after an injury is followed by green, yellow and then brown color changes as the area continues to heal. These color changes are from small blood vessels that are injured. This process usually takes a week or 2 at most. ...Read more
Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?
Doesn't sound normal: Sounds like the way my hands feel after being in the snow, but it says you are in Australia, so unless you work in a cold environment (meat section of grocery store etc) it is unlikely this is a response to low temperature! Could possibly be an allergic response causing the itching. Best thing is to have a Dr examine your skin, check the circulation in hands and determine the best treatment. ...Read more