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What Does Gouts In The Fingers Look Like
Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Mild or early degenerative arthritis may not show any visible deformity. As it gets more severity, joint deformity will be more visible. Rheumatoid, when severe, can be quite disfiguring of the hands/arms etc.. It is often not obvious for back arthritis but can be seen by xray/ct etc...Your doc can show you your xray results--something like an xay picture here, as example. Good luck. ...Read more
Illustration: This is a good illustration of frostnip/ bite: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=frostnip+fingers&qs=as&sk=&form=qbir&pq=frostnip%20finge&sc=2-14&sp=1&qs=as&sk=#view=detail&id=03ef01669f83cc4321cc289b3c500a72b8664cb9&selectedindex=11. ...Read more
What causes diffuse mottling of the bottom of my hands? It has the net-like pattern. Looks like ground-beef. It doesn't look like pics of raynaud's.
Have it cked by dr.: It's best to have your hands checked by your doctor, so s/he can make a decision on whether to refer you to a dermatologist or s/he can answer your question quickly. The description you're describing needs to be documented in your chart, possibly with pictures taken, and a timeline of when this started, and where you are now. Depending on your medical history, travel history, exposure to environmental toxins, may shed more light on to your situation. ...Read more
Neuropathy: Neuropathy is related to the nerves, so until the nerve supply affects the blood supply, etc., the foot can look outwardly normal. Generally, people with neuropathy can have other related problems. A diabetic can have poor blood supply, neuropathy, high risk of infection and poor wound healing, leading to "disgusting" feet. ...Read more
What does cancer in the big toe look like and does it appear over time from a black spot -looking like you dropped something on your toe?
I have a black spot: ...under my toe nail too, so I hope not. A melanoma can appear as a dark spot anywhere on your skin, including a toe, or under a toenail. Most often a black spot that looks like you dropped something on your toe is an old hemorrhage from trauma. Old blood should resorb or grow out with the skin. A melanoma, on the other hand, may have irregular coloration, an irregular border, and grow over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is normal: I agree with dr morrison thin people without much body fat hand veins show more & also as we age our normal hand veins show more as skin thins. They dont need to be treated but they can be treated or closed with sclerotherapy if they are a cosmetic concern, it usually takes 2-4 sessions for cosmetic results. See a phlebologist, a vein specialist who does many of these treatments. www.phlebology.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruising: Purple bluish hue.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a weird condition where at times, some of my fingers are cold and the other fingers are warm. What does that mean?
?Raynaud's: We need more information and a physician will need to assess you in person. If its persistent and your fingers are particularly sensitive to extremes of temperature, I would see a vascular specialist to check circulation. Would do some blood work to make sure its not related to systemic illness affecting blood vessels. ...Read more
It looks like some blood in the top of my mouth almost could look like blood inside my skin. What does that mean?
Very common: Very common to have blood under the oral skin secondary to simple oral trauma. If persistent or severe see your doc as you could have a clotting or platelet disorder. ...Read more
Bumpy tongue: At the back of the tongue may simple be enlarged taste buds (circumvallate papillae). If there is pain, bleeding, or difficulty swallowing, see ENT specialist for evaluation $ treatment. If u smoke or use smokeless tobacco (chew), definitely get tongue checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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