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In what way can I treat my purple swollen thumb?

In what way can I treat my purple swollen thumb?

Purple: Make sure you didn't bang it or otherwise injure it. If not go to doc to check coagulopathy. ...Read more

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My nail beds have been turning purple recently, now my thumb nail beds are so purple they're nearly black. My hands don't feel cold - what is this?

My nail beds have been turning purple recently, now my thumb nail beds are so purple they're nearly black. My hands don't feel cold - what is this?

Possibly related to: Spasms of the blood vessels of the nailbed, so called Raynaud's phenomenon. Cold sometimes is a trigger. But emotional stress can set it off too. Exposures to many different things can. In some cases this can be related to associated autoimmune disease like lupus, or other disease processes. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a doctor in person, to make sure nothing more concerning is going on ...Read more

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I hit my hand against something, my finger and thumb turned purple, why?

Blood: Ubroke a small vessel in ur contusion (bruise)...It goes from black/blue/purple to yellowish to normal. ...Read more

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I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend. Broken?

I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend. Broken?

Thumb injury: Go to the emergency room to have it checked. An xray can check to see if there is a fracture. They can puncture the top of the nail and relieve the pressure from the blood under the nail. ...Read more

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Lump under skin on wrist thumb side purple over veins on wrist and down thumb was this a clot took an aspirin lump went down but left large bruise?

Lump under skin on wrist thumb side purple over veins on wrist and down thumb was this a clot took an aspirin lump went down but left large bruise?

Get that checked out: This sounds like a thrombosed (clotted) vein in your hand. The Aspirin may have helped to dissolve the clot. This could happen for several reasons. It also could be something else. I would get this checked out just be cautious. ...Read more

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Have a dime size purple spot on my left thumb. Should I worry?

Have a dime size purple spot on my left thumb. Should I worry?

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

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Noticed a small bug bite on my thumb with a purple circle around it. Have had for a few days. What could this be?

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

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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 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?

Need examination: Something as traumatic enough to cause the signs you describe should probably be examined. The color and swelling is blood accumulation in the subcutaneous tissues and inflammation. Underlying bone fracture and or ligament/tendon injury can't be excluded. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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?

Nail melanoma: 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 is does mean it is not a melanoma however. Always best to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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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 phenomena (check sed rate CRP) or a 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

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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.

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.

Can be: This injury may still be somewhat tender after two weeks. Some superficial nerve injury causing tingling takes even longer to heal. If there's persistent significant pain or tenderness or if there's swelling and increasing redness, a physician should evaluate your thumb. ...Read more

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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

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

Nail cyanosis??: Could be possible and can be caused by a number of medical conditions some serious some less so.
https://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/blue-fingernails

The commonest in a female your age would be raynauds syndrome. Please see your doctor for specific diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I smashed my thumb today between a metal pipe and an I beam and it cut me right around the cuticle and now it's throbbing and there is slight purple?

I smashed my thumb today between a metal pipe and an I beam and it cut me right around the cuticle and now it's throbbing and there is slight purple?

Need an X-ray: It could be just bruised but finger tip injuries, especially crush or "smash" injuries, need X-ray to rule out fracture. A fracture there is very serious so please get the X-ray. ...Read more

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Help with throbbing thumb pain an slight purple color under part of nail?

Help with throbbing thumb pain an slight purple color under part of nail?

Mashed your thumb?: Sounds like a minor injury. Pain should gradually subside. Dark color in nail will slowly be carried to the edge of the nail and shed off. ...Read more

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My mothers right thumb tip has begun to turn purple, she has no symptoms or pain just the discoloration. Should she see a doctor?

Yes.: This could be something very serious like a blood clotting problem, ruptured tendon, low oxygen, or circulation problem. It can also be due to simple problems which can be ignored and will heal. Your best plan is to get a diagnosis so you will know what to do. ...Read more