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Doctor insights on: Raynauds Phenomenon And Vibration White Finger

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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

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

Raynaud's disease is a disease of the small blood vessels. Triggers such as cold temperatures causes vasospasm of the blood vessels and thus decrease blood flow. Fingers classically turn white, then blue, then red ...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?

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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What is more common in raynauds, blue fingers or white fingers?

Raynauds/color chang: They are both part of a cycle of color changes seen with that condition. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...Read more

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I burnt my finger and the best thing to do for it is ice it but I have raynaud's..What should I do?

I burnt my finger and the best thing to do for it is ice it but I have raynaud's..What should I do?

Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen): A person with raynaud's phenomenon who burns a finger is ok to skip the ice pack, just take some anti-inflammatory pain relievers such as Motrin or advil, (ibuprofen) and then contact the doctor to see what care might be needed for the burn. ...Read more

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