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What does it mean when your fingers are blue?

What does it mean when your fingers are blue?

Reynaud's Syndrome: Is and can cause blue fingers. If it is cold, or you smoke it can make it much worse. It has varying levels of severity from mild to digit threatening. It is a result of spasm of the blood vessels supplying blood to the fingers. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

Hip bruise: Sounds like a contusion or ecchymosis. Usually comes from an injury or broken blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

Coaguation: It usually means you have a coagulation problem, either with your clotting factors or blood platelets. See an internist or hematologist soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina bleeds while fasting?

What does it mean when your vagina bleeds while fasting?

Unsure: Your fasting should not cause vaginal bleeding. You should see your gynecologist to find out why you have the bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your body twitches unexpectantly?

What does it mean when your body twitches unexpectantly?

Not much usually: This symptom is so common, that unless you are having lots of twitches, cramps or muscle weakness, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your bones hurt after sex?

Unsure: Musculoskeletal pain after sex might mean that you need to be gentler in your actions and need to do some stretching before hand. Sex could be a vigorous exercise process for some and can result is post exercise aches and pains, like any other form of exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have ripples on your fingernails?

What does it mean when you have ripples on your fingernails?

Small ripples: May be normal, other changes more profound could be seen with deficiencies, trauma or psoriasis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you're crying and your chest hurts?

What exactly does it mean when you're crying and your chest hurts?

Stress: Most often related to stress and catecholamine changes, but also with changes in your accessory intercostal muscle use with disturbed respiration during intense crying. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you poop and then your butt bleeds?

What does it mean when you poop and then your butt bleeds?

See your doctor: It could be hemorrhoids, a fissure or something more serious so you meed to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ovaries hurt and you bleed when you pee?

What does it mean when your ovaries hurt and you bleed when you pee?

UTI or gyn infection: I would suggest going to get a urinalysis to exclude a urinary tract infection. If this is negative, you may need a gynecologic exam to exclude pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one of your ankles is constantly cracking when you walk? How can you fix it?

What does it mean when one of your ankles is constantly cracking when you walk? How can you fix it?

Couple of things: Sometimes it can be your peroneal tendons (those that run along the outside of your ankle) rubbing against the fibular bone or the soft tissue structure that hold them in place. Sometimes, it is merely air escaping from the joint capsule. If it is not painful, i don't think you have to worry about it though. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipples are swollen?

Various causes: There are hundreds of reasons to explain a vague symptoms like swollen nipples. If you think you are pregnant check a home pregnancy test. Weight gain, hormonal fluctuations, sexual stimulation, friction from exercise are just a few of the many causes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pregnant and your baby is not growing correctly?

What does it mean when your pregnant and your baby is not growing correctly?

Ask your OB doctor: You need to direct this question to your obstetrician. It may or may not signify a serious problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your wrist gets really sore from time to time?

What does it mean when your wrist gets really sore from time to time?

Inflammation: You may have a repetitive use disorder. Do you type for long periods of time. Use the hands often in your work? Could also have early carpal tunnel syndrome. Or perhaps even wrist sprain, strain. Can wear a wrist brace from pharmacy, take Tylenol or Advil and check in with a doctor. May need labs to rule out other inflammatory arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you poop in your sleep?

What does it mean when you poop in your sleep?

Incontinence: You may want to get a sleep study and rule out seizures or if you are taking something very sedating that may also cause incontinence, or you have decreased sphincter tone due to any reason. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hair hurts?

Hair: Hair is a dead tissue. It shouldn't hurt. Is it where the hair is growing from hurting? ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipples are hard all the time?

Needs more info: Is it something new ? Is it on both side ? Do you see any discharge ? Do you have any mass in the breast ? If the answer is no , probably it is variation in the norm. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more