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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Poor Circulation In The Fingers

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Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's. If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Circulation (Definition)

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My fingers and stiff and hard to bend. Does this mean I have poor circulation?

My fingers and stiff and hard to bend. Does this mean I have poor circulation?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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When it gets cold outside my fingers get white starting at the tips from poor circulation. Any tips to prevent?

When it gets cold outside my fingers get white starting at the tips from poor circulation. Any tips to prevent?

Raynaud's symptoms?: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to cold temperatures, auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms.

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My fingers and extremities are constantly cold. Does this mean I have poor circulation? If so, what things can I do to improve it?

My fingers and extremities are constantly cold. Does this mean I have poor circulation? If so, what things can I do to improve it?

Cold extremities: For 23 year old male with constant cold extremities, the poor circulation is certainly a concern. Please see your doctor and get blood tests for thyroid, anemia and some connective tissue disease like lupus. Also your doctor has to examine for raynaud's or buerger's disease. Stop smoking. For time being you should wear the double layers of clothes. Stay in warm environment at work and home.

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Top half of one finger turned white for 5 mins, & hands have been more cold than usual lately. Do I have something going on involving poor circulation?

Top half of one finger turned white for 5 mins, & hands have been more cold than usual lately. Do I have something going on involving poor circulation?

Raynauds: This is raynauds disease. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. Testing can help determine if the raynauds is possibly related to any underlying diseases.

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White dots under the skin from forearm to fingers, my guess is poor circulation but I don't know, please help?

Why Poor Circulation: What makes you think of poor circulation. White spots are not typical.

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My finger tips are often purple. Sometimes my fingers even swell up. Could I have poor blood circulation?

My finger tips are often purple. Sometimes my fingers even swell up. Could I have poor blood circulation?

Purple fingers: Sounds like a circulation problem. You should see a doctor as it is definitely not something to ignore.

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Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

No: Numbness is usually due to a nerve problem rather than circulation. You should be checked for carpal tunnel syndrome and a cervical disk.

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Is little finger numbness a sign of poor blood circulation?

Is little finger numbness a sign of poor blood circulation?

Possible: It most likely is a nerve problem-if so the side of the ring finger would be numb also-i would recommend that you see a hand surgeon.

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How does one check if you have good circulation in fingers. What home test can u do to detect that...

How does one check if you have good circulation in fingers. What home test can u do to detect that...

Cap refill: Press on your fingernail...Nailbed should turn white then pink within 1-2 seconds.

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In what way can you restore blood circulation in fingers?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the reduced circulation. If the cause is Raynauds, there are very effective meds for this issue.

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Tingling in left finger and bad circulation down left arm?

Tingling in left finger and bad circulation down left arm?

Shoulder problem: You describe parasthesias and autonomic changes of an upper extremity. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. Perhaps you have predisposing joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). See discussions on my chronic pain board at quora. Com.

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The tips of my fingers on my right hand are turning white. Like white white and they're frozen. Is this bad circulation?

The tips of my fingers on my right hand are turning white. Like white white and they're frozen. Is this bad circulation?

Possibly: Poor circulation will cause discoloration of fingertips. The question what is the cause of the poor circulation. You may have raynaud syndrome. You should be evaluated by a specialist for this. Look for a vascular surgeon.

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Can excessive use of wrist brace reduce blood circulation in fingers?

Can excessive use of wrist brace reduce blood circulation in fingers?

If too tight: If the brace is too tight it may do that. The fingers could get pale and cold. A properly fitted brace worn per instructions of your treating doctor would usually not cause trouble. If it does, talk to the doctor about it.

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My hand (mostly fingers) tend to itch in cold weather, is it bad circulation? Why when I use the computer 1 of my hand gets way colder than other?

Hand circulation: This sounds like it could be a combination of positional/nerve irritation/ kind of issue and possible a hyper spasticity issue. A vascular surgeon can do the circulatory evaluation for you. Ask you doctor for a referral.

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Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

No: Tingling and burning (collectively called "paresthesias" medically) are symtoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction. Sounds like you're compressing a trigger point? It's more common with certain diseases such as diabetes but can occur in normal people as well.

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What are common causes of poor circulation?

ASVD: Smoking, vasoconstriction, vasoocclusion, hypertension, drugs such as most stimulants, poor cardiac output leading to poor perfusion.

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Can poor circulation cause an embolism?

Sort of: Poor circulation is frequently caused by peripheral artery disease. In peripheral artery disease, the vessels can have chunks of cholesterol like substance hanging from their walls. When one of these breaks off, it can cause an embolism. This is just one of many reasons why we treat peripheral disease.

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Can poor circulation cause body tremors?

No: Tremors usually indicate problems not related to circulation.

Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more