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Can raynaud's phenomenon ever be truly dangerous, to the point of losing fingers or toes?

Can raynaud's phenomenon ever be truly dangerous, to the point of losing fingers or toes?

Yes: In severe cases of raynaud's gangrene may develop in the finger tips and toes. This is often related to concomitant nicotine abuse and is seen in patients with severe scleroderma. It should be emphasized this is not a common occurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Can raynaud's affect your nose (as well as the fingers and toes) and if so how do you treat it?

Can raynaud's affect your nose (as well as the fingers and toes) and if so how do you treat it?

Yes: Raynaud's phenomenon usually affects the fingers and toes, but has been known to affect also the nose, ears, nipples, and lips. The treatment should be the same, identifying the triggers and avoiding the triggers. Auto-immune disorders, drug side effects, occupational situations, and other causes can be treated if they are causing raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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I get raynaud's in my right fingers and toes only? Does this mean it is more likely secondary? What disorders can produce this symptom?

I get raynaud's in my right fingers and toes only? Does this mean it is more likely secondary? What disorders can produce this symptom?

See details: Raynauds can involve only a single finger or toe or involve several or all of them. It may not be related to any other disease or may be a component of an underlying connective tissue disorder. I would suggest evaluation by a rheumatologist for anyone with raynauds. ...Read more

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I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch. They last about 2 wks. Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch.  They last about 2 wks.  Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

Possibly: It is difficult to say without being able to visualize the lesions. If it is, you need to have the raynauds treated before the skin damage becomes major. See a rheumatologist to have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?

Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?

Unlikely: Without typical color changes in the finers, Raynauds is unlikely. Normal feet often will experience color changes in response to cold. ...Read more

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I have raynauds and I'm outside a lot. My fingers will hurt and I'll lose filling in my toes, it's there something other than bundling more I can do?

I have raynauds and I'm outside a lot. My fingers will hurt and I'll lose filling in my toes, it's there something other than bundling more I can do?

Avoid cold: The cold weather is causing your blood vessels in the hands and feet to clamp down reducing blood flow. Keeping those parts warmer is the only thing you can do either through clothing, staying inside, or moving south. ...Read more

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Can the raynaud symptoms happen on patches of skin on the arms, thighs, or the trunk? Or is it only on fingers, noses, and toes?

Can the raynaud symptoms happen on patches of skin on the arms, thighs, or the trunk? Or is it only on fingers, noses, and toes?

Raynauds: This occurs in digits of hands and feet as a result of constriction and does not affect patches of skin arm thighs etc ...Read more

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What are ways to cope with severe raynaud's syndrome (lack of blood flow to fingers and toes)?

What are ways to cope with severe raynaud's syndrome (lack of blood flow to fingers and toes)?

Keep warm: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the blood vessels, affecting the hands and feet, usually caused by exposure to cold. It is best to keep the hands and feet warm by wearing multiple thin layers of clothing rather than one bulky layer. Also, avoid anything tight on the feet and hands as this also prevents blood flow. Some people do well with biofeedback training helping control the vessel spasm. ...Read more

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Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments. Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments. Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Block constriction: Calcium channel blockers, especially Nifedipine treat raynauds by helping to block constriction of the small vessels of the hands and feet thereby improving the blood flow to those areas. ...Read more

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+ana speckled, +rnp 2.4 sever fatigue, bad joint pain, raynauds, fingers +toes, insomnia GERD dr says 250mg of mag daily? Will that fix my problems?

+ana speckled, +rnp 2.4 sever fatigue, bad joint pain, raynauds, fingers +toes, insomnia GERD dr says 250mg of mag daily? Will that fix my problems?

Doubtful: See a rheumatologist for your constellation of symptoms and abnormal labs. The gerd doc and magnesium rec don't make sense with information you provided. ...Read more

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Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

Amputated finger: Management will depend on the site of amputation, size of amputation, how long ago did the amputation happen, what is the vascularity of the amputated finger and loss of sensation. In many cases, reattachment of the amputated finger is not possible or advisable because the patient will be more comfortable and have better function if the part is not reattached. Please go to Emergency. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for finger amputation?

What is the recovery time for finger amputation?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. ...Read more

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If someone has had an accidental finger amputation, what happens next?

If someone has had an accidental finger amputation, what happens next?

Variable by injury: Depends on the level of the amputation, type of surgical care, and degree of zone of injury. Seek care from hand surgeon. No generalities will apply to all amputations. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a finger prosthesis? I am getting a finger amputated soon.

Is there such a thing as a finger prosthesis? I am getting a finger amputated soon.

Yes: Absolutely. Discuss with your surgeon who will work with you and a prosthetist (a prosthetics specialist). Finger prosthetics are custom designed with attention to both cosmetic appearance and function. ...Read more

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What does an amputation of the pinkie toe look like?

What does an amputation of the pinkie toe look like?

Looks like: You are missing a toe. Why do you ask? Are you facing this? If so, tell us why. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a toe amputation when limited blood circulation?

How long does it take to heal a toe amputation when limited blood circulation?

Depends: If there is limited circulation then it may take a long time to heal. Has there been any vascular studies performed to determine where the blockage is occurring? If this blockage can be removed then it can help with the healing process. ...Read more

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What percentage of diabetics who underwent toe amputation need further surgery?

What percentage of diabetics who underwent toe amputation need further surgery?

Depends: If the toe amputation can be a wake up call to control your diabetes the chance of another amp lessens. A toe amp usually occurs as a complication from uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a toe amputation if you have very limited blood circulation?

How long does it take to heal a toe amputation if you have very limited blood circulation?

Varies: If there is infection there may be a greater chance for delayed healing if there is no infection the lack of circulation is proportional to the time it takes to heel. Less circulation means more time. ...Read more

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Will I be able to walk after having 3rd and 4th toes amputated and the bones and what is the recovery time?

Will I be able to walk after having 3rd and 4th toes amputated and the bones and what is the recovery time?

Yes: If the amputation is just the toes or the toes and part of the long bones behind them you can walk. You may need an insert to alleviate pressure from the other metatarsals. Recovery depends on your other health issues, if you have good bloodflow to the foot and no infection recovery is about 2-3 weeks. If you develop any complications recovery can be longer. ...Read more

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My dominate hand was partially amputated leaving me with two fingers left. I have no health insurance and can't get help with pain. Any suggestions?

My dominate hand was partially amputated leaving me with two fingers left. I have no health insurance and can't get help with pain. Any suggestions?

Get insurance: Can you be insured on your parents plan? If not, can you apply for insurance thru the affordable care act (obama care)? You probably qualify for insurance but need to look into it. www.healthcare.gov ...Read more

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Small finger amputation revision possible?

Maybe: Revision surgery can often be performed, but this question can't adequately be addressed without additional details and an examination of the finger. ...Read more

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What is the average finger amputation recovery time?

What is the average finger amputation recovery time?

It is hard to answer: This as so much depends on what level the injury is and what the treatment done upon the finger has been. As well as mechanism extent of soft tissue injury to the remaining g part etc. ...Read more

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How does getting your toe amputated affect your life?

How does getting your toe amputated affect your life?

Does not: It really does not affect your life.
You will be able to wear shoes, and walk.

It may be more of a psychological problem. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having lots of pain caused from a partial finger amputation.?

What do you advise if I'm having lots of pain caused from a partial finger amputation.?

Need a surgical eval: A traumatic crushing amputation can cause scarring around nerves resulting in chronic pain. Your best bet is surgical revision to remove the damaged tissue and scar around the nerves of the finger. These types of injuries tend to stay painful and do not improve with time. ...Read more

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Noticing swelling after partial finger amputation?

See a Doc: While a certain amount of swelling is typical after any amputation, it is best to see the surgeon that operated on you to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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A toe amputation of which toes might not change your gait?

Isolated: The amputation of isolated toes generally does not lead to a significant change in gait. ...Read more

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Can a person walk after a toe amputation?

Yes: There are many people with amputation of the foot at many levels without significant changes in their gait pattern. ...Read more

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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