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Swollen Painful Black And Blue Thumb
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
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 checked asap.: You will need a medical evaluaton to determine if you have a gangrenous thumb. It could be a pseudomonas infection. It is imperative that you get immediate medical attention for this. Infections of the hands and fingers are particularly serious & can do damage to the internal structures. ...Read more
My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. not broken or dislocated?
See doctor: Considering the symptoms you describe, it is possible you have an infection of your nailbed, which could be spreading - also known as "paronychia". You should see a doctor ASAP to get evaluated, as it may require antibiotics or drainage, and could get worse without it. In the meantime, apply warm soaks to your thumb at least 3x/day. If fever, go to ER. Best wishes. ...Read more
A swollen right thumb extremely painful and throbbing. No known injury. Gardening yesterday possibly got something in it but no sign of anything.
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
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 ›
Jammed my thumb into a wall 8 days ago and it's still swollen painful and red I can move a little not much should I tape or brace it? I ice andTakeib.
I had a tiny scar on my thumb that healed a shiny and raised off the skin. I think I irratated it now it's swollen and painful to touch. What do I do to help it heal?
Thumb scar?: You need to see a surgeon to evaluate the injury and scar. ...Read more
See a physician : Get an x-ray.Get a more detailed answer ›
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