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Why Are My Fingertips Blue
My daugher (13) noticed that after she washes the dishes two of her fingertips turn blue. They don't hurt and it goes away in about a half an hour. ?
My fingertips turn blue, but only when they get cold. Why does that happen, and should I see a doctor?
Blue fingertips: This could result from poor circulation & that is termed peripheral cyanosis. Some possible causes are raynaud's phenomenon, reduced cardiac output, venous obstruction, or poor blood supply to fingertips. Needs evaluation soon. Please contact your family doc. For workup. ...Read more
Raynauds: It could be several things but raynauds should be considered. Environmental triggers such as exposure to cold can lead this over-reactive response. However, stress can also be a trigger and lead to the symptoms of reynauds. If your symptoms are bothering you significantly you should be seen by your doctor. Vascular surgeons, rheumatologists, and many primary care doctors can help you deal with this disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My fingertips turned blue, felt faint, and rash on face. I have some other symptoms too but I don't know if they're related. What could this be?
Reynaud's...: Cold causes small blood vessel's to go into spasm, the so-called reynaud's phenomenon. It can be treated with calcium channel blocking drugs, like Procardia or nimotop (nimodipine). It is related to Insulin resistance, so avoiding simple carbs is a good idea to prevent it. ...Read more
I think I broke my fingertip. It is back and blue under the nail, swollen and hurts a lot. It is also a litte numb. Would anything be done? I can ben
My niece is 16 and healthy @ 5'10" and 130 lbs. Her hands turn blue....From her fingertips to about mid-palm. Is this a problem and what to do
Raynaud's Phenomenon: What is raynaud's phenomenon? Raynaud's (say "ray-nohz") phenomenon is a problem with blood flow. Your body doesn't send enough blood to your hands and feet, so they feel very cold and numb. In most cases, this lasts for a short time when your body overreacts to cold temperatures. Some people require calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine, if other joint problems then a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Cut finger on broken glass, the puncture very small but bled a lot, the fingertip very swollen and blue. Need a doctor? Could the glass shard be stuck
Glass cut: Glass tends to cut deep and bleed a lot, so the bruise can be from blood collected under the skin. If the glass is stuck you can feel it under the skin, observe for a day or 2 and put pressure to stop the bleeding. ...Read more
I have a blue vein appear in my middle fingertip. Feels a bit numb. Am 17 weeks pregnant. Is this a worry? Thank you
Pregnancy changes: Pregnancy can be a scary time as there are so many changes going on in your body. This is one reason it is important to establish prenatal care so that you have regular visits to go over these kinds of things. I single visible vein in a fingertip is not likely to mean something bad is happening. ...Read more
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