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Sudden Swollen Blue Area On Thumb Base
The area under the knuckle of my R thumb turns different colors. It's turned blue, purple, and green. Ive had it forever and it's swollen but no pain?
Thumb discolored.: Consider Raynaud's & a vascular eval.Get a more detailed answer ›
Experience intense sharp pain, sudden difficulties moving rt. thumb. looks black & blue in the joint area feeling cold and swollen. what could this be?
Get it looked @ ASAP: I take it you have had an injury, from your description you have either a large hematoma of the thumb or have lost the blood supplyeither way it needs attention. ...Read more
Could be infection: This sounds like an infection, especially if you pick at your cuticles, have dry, cracked skin, or chew your nails (but even if you don't infection can occur). See your doctor promptly and have this treated (may need drainage and antibiotics). ...Read more
My thumb is very sore at the base of the nail. Feels like a smashed it, but didn't. Not swollen either but sore to the touch. Could this be a pimple?
See a dermatologist: There are several things that can cause what you describe. Having a dermatologist examine you would deb your best first step. This could be something called a gloms tumor (benign) but really needs to be examined to be sure. A biopsy may also be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I fell and hurt my thumb. I'm unable to grasp tightly and the base of the thumb is swollen. I can move the thumb around however. What should I do?
Should consult doc: It is is possible that you only sustained a significant contusion/sprain to your hand from the fall, but injury to/at the base of the thumb is a bit concerning for a scaphoid bone fracture. Fracture of other bones in the hand is not as concerning because of the unique blood-supply here : fracture across this bone severs the blood supply. Thus, i recomend seeing doc for an eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I was getting ready to go out and my right thumb became painful. The pad of the thumb is all black and blue, a bit swollen and tingly. 10 minutes ago there was nothing wrong. Do I need to see a doctor?
RightOutOfTheBlk&Blu: Yes, unless your thumb got banged by an invisible painless hammer, you should see a doctor. Of course, a lot more needs to be known about you, like any chronic illness, what medications you take,what types of activities or work you engage in, etc. But at your age a painful blue (or pale) thumb that just comes out of nowhere is concerning and you should make sure your heart and blood vessels are OK ...Read more
My thumb hit with the ball and swollen.iam able to move my thumbs base joint but no the upper joint please tell me some remedies to reduce pain&swell?
What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?
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