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What Causes The Thumbs Turn Blue
Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more
What would cause my thumbs to have indentions whenever they are pressed or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?
Fluid?: With age ; thyroid, is it fluid build up at end of extremities? If so, would also likely have similar around ankles and would definitely suggest you need to see your dr for evaluation of overall health / heart function, which can be impacted by thyroid, or many other potential issues not amenable to internet diagnosis. See your dr. ...Read more
Both my thumbs started cracking all of a sudden one day and haven't stopped ever since. I am a 32 year old male and would like to know the cause of by?
Dermatitis/fungal: Your description could be related to a fungal infection or possibly a skin condition called dyshidrotic eczema. The fungal would respond to a topical antifungal and the eczema would require a steroid and possibly a prescription would be needed. Having hands that stay moist, in contact with caustic materials could trigger as can stress when it comes to eczema. You do do trial of each med to see. ...Read more
Triggering: Catching of the tendon moving in and out of the thumb. ...Read more
Trauma?: Blue green coloration might suggest bruising. If one of the joints doesn't bend - would recommend medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Fingertips and thumb: Have very sensitive nerve endings at their tips and below the nails. In general the thumb can be more sensative than other fingers that's why years past you may have heard of thumb screws which were not nice things. Of course there are many conditions that can raise the level of finger or thumb tip sensitivity. And if there are other issues such as numbness or change in color or circulation. ...Read more
The middle of my thumb is turning blue with gradual pain. What can this be from? I am 43 years old.
Ruptured vein: keep it elevatedGet a more detailed answer ›
My thumb is blue and green and the top is bent up and if I try to stretch it hurts it wont bend either but it moves sideways what is wrong with it ?
12 years old: Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
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