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Purple Spots On Thumb
Get checked: I assume this spot is not a bruise from a known incident. Spontaneous and unusual markings on the skin should be examined, preferably by a dermatologist. ...Read more
My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?
Cold hands: Sometimes having cold hands that turn colors, typically either white or purple in cold weather are signs of a relatively common problem referred to raynaud's disease. I am not sure what to make of the orange spots however, my apologies. ...Read more
10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?
Need X-Ray Vision: Could be either or something else. To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do, especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. Next ...Read more
I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?
Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose. ...Read more
What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has an indent, why?
I have four stitches on between my thumb and index.I had a wart removed it's been four days.but it has been drying sort of but it looks as though its not healing by the stitches but getting dry.and the edges are getting dark just twu spots like dots. My m
Unless it draining:
Keep it dry...change dressing if indicated and get stitches out (if they are not "temporary") when indicated by your surgeon/dematologist
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
My 25y/o son noticed many small freckle- like spots on 1 bicep + a few more on each arms and a couple by each thumb. They are flat and do not itch.
Callous like spots on index finger and thumb. They appear at random times and they are really sore.
I have iodine looking spots on the heal of my palm in 2 places and on the bottom of my thumb. Also, on my pinky finger of the other hand.
I have "airpockets" under my skin in random spots, pelvic region, between thumb and pointer and below both breasts I don't think it is edema: ideas?
Need for examination: It not feasible to interpret what you are calling "airpockets" without a physical examination. It is not likely that air is trapped under the skin at multiple sites, or even one site. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
My skin recently got white spots (wit vlekke) on the back of my hands. Mostly on the thumb and in between my fingers. Should I let it be checked out at the GP?
While skin spots: Hello, more information would help (any similar spots elsewhere? Family history of such? Completely white, or just less color than normal skin?), but I suggest you have these evaluated. Most likely causes would be a post-inflammatory process (trauma?), but vitiligo should be ruled out. ...Read more
Upon vacationing in Mexico. I've noticed a burn on my hand followed by a few brown spots on a few fingers and b/w my thumb and pointer finger. Help?
See a doctor:
This sounds as though it may be something other than a burn.
Suggest you see a doctor for examination. ...Read more
Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank
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
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
Noticed a small bug bite on my thumb with a purple circle around it. Have had for a few days. What could this be?
Need photo: It is not possible to identify the type of insect that caused the lesion, but the purple discoloration sounds like hemorrhage or bleeding under the skin which can be related to some insect bites, but could also be related to minor trauma or infection. If it is painful, I advise that you have it evaluated by a doctor. Itching is more common with a benign insect bite and it should resolve. ...Read more
I slammed my thumb in a car door on accident and the swelling hasn't gone down and its reddish purple. Can you tell me what's wrong?
I was gaming for several hours and I woke up with my left thumb bigger than my right. It feels swollen but its not purple or anything.?
We'll amputate!: Joke! Naturally if you do any activity for a long period it can cause swelling. Your Left thumb is not in as good shape as your Right one. If you are rRght handed it is not surprising that your right thumb can work longer without trouble. Too much gaming, enough to cause physical symptoms is a big sign that you need to back off some and have other hobbies. Don't be a "1 trick pony." ...Read more
I have a dark, dry spot on both of my thumbs. They hurt for a day and now they are just there and don't go away. How can I get rid of them?
Derm is tricky:
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and skin conditions are especially hard to judge w/out seeing them.
viral infection (molluscum) same
skin cancer .same
surgical removal is seeming to be the right answer. ...Read more
A small light brown spot appeared under my skin on the top of my thumb and I don't know where it came from. Should I be concerned about this?
This is a tiny hematoma (collection of blood/bruise) due to unnoticed injury. You should take a photo and attach to a question for Health tap Prime...or get it checked out oif it does not go away in a few weeks!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Evaluation: Hi, you need to see a dermatologist for evaluation of the lesion and possible biopsy. ...Read more
There's a small little like brown spot. On the middle part of my thumb. I just saw it today and I can't get. Rid of it?
Out, Damned Spot!: I'd be curious to know what you did to get rid of it! What is your normal skin shade? You spend a lot of time in the sun? Is that spot flat or raised? Does it hurt? Is its color uniform? Is it smaller than a pencil eraser? If none of the above, watch it and see if it grows or changes color. If, so, get it seen by a dermatologist. If not, just keep watching it- and for the development of others. ...Read more
I have a purple/blue vertical line going down the middle of my left thumb, from the bottom to the top of the nail. Should I be worried?
Discoloration of the nail can be benign melanonychia, or represent a melanoma skin cancer.
Hutchinson's sign represents discoloration onto the soft tissue at the proximal nail fold. If the color "bleeds" onto the skin, this can represent a melanoma.
If it is not there are does mean it is not a melanoma however. Always best to have it evaluated. ...Read more
My thumb pad turns purple and my wrist becomes painful when I put pressure on it. Nothing appears in imaging tests. Does anyone know what this is?
Wrist pain thumb prp: Consider DeQuervains or a variant of Raynaud's an autoimmune phenomenon (check sed rate CRP) or an anomaly of the radial artery (check doppler arterial study-) especially if it was instrumented at one time. Consider MRI of wrist may have cyst impinging on vessal f/u with doc rheumatologist ...Read more
Sliced into my thumb with a spiked crab claw 2 weeks ago. beginning to heal closed but still hurts and tingly. should it still be? slightly purple 2.
Subungual hematoma: A small amount of bleeding under the nail will leave a small black area — these usually grow out gradually over time as the nail grows. ...Read more
I’ve noticed the base of my thumb nails are turning purple/blue, what would cause this? The thumbs haven’t been injured at all
Could be possible and can be caused by a number of medical conditions some serious some less so.
The commonest in a female your age would be raynauds syndrome. Please see your doctor for specific diagnosis and management. ...Read more