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Why Did My Middle Finger Bruise
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I don't know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. Read more
My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?
Maybe: But it depends on how much was damaged. If it's just a small area, then it probably won't. If it involves most of the nail bed, it probably will. Time will tell! If you want to get a more accurate answer, consider a virtual consult. Hope this helps! Read more
Left middle finger felt a bit numb at the tip and when I looked, had a bruise in middle part of inside of finger. Don't remember banging, serious?
Usually not: Usually not serious. If you have a lot of pain or any loss of use these would be signs of a more serious problem that need s a doctor evaluation Read more
3 months ago I tried to pop my middle finger. It was very painful and wouldn't pop. This morning I woke up & it hurts to move. No swelling or bruising?
I hit my middle finger a few weeks ago, right above the bottom knuckle and it was bruised at first. No bruise now, but pain is still present?
Expect healing if. .: Female hit middle finger a week ago, right above the bottom knuckle and it was bruised at first. No bruise now, but pain still present. If no limitation of motion in affected finger and if can use hand freely, expect gradual healing and decreasing pain. But if pain stays unchanged or gets worse check with MD for evaluation Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible fracture?: Or perhaps a sprain. It would be useful to understand the mechanism of injury, e.g. Sports injury? Other mechanism? A physical exam with a generalist who does family medicine or if you can afford it, an orthopedist who specializes in hand injuries is your best best for a diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Hope it heals quickly and you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Middle finger all the way into hand feels bruised. Can't bend it or straighten complete w/o some pain. All other fingers are ok. No red or swelling?
See a doctor: See a doctor and get this checked. Read more
Hi how long does it take a bruised knuckle bone to repair. I damaged it over a month ago and my middle finger and knuckle are still hurting quite bad?
I have a bruise like on my middle knuckle on my left finger but there is no visible bruise. I do not recall hitting my hand. It hurts to hold or touch anything using the middle finger.?
If your hands shaking and have acute bruising over the middle finger and is quite swollen is that bad?
Swollen finger: This needs to be looked at to rule out infection/injury. Read more
I punched a wall and my whole hand hurts and I can see some bruising. It hurts to extend my middle finger a lot. What do I do.?
Get it checked: Punching walls can cause fractures of the bones of the hand. The most common one is just below the little finger - called a Boxer's Fracture. I would assume you have a broken bone until your MD clears you. Keep the hand elevated - don't punch anything anymore - and see your doctor or Urgent Care Clinic for exam and possible xray. Read more
Middle finger has purple bruise in middle where the joint is and pains when is bent. Been 2 days. Hit by cricket ball while catching?
Need exam and x-ray: Possibilities include fracture, sprain of ligaments, partial or complete detachment of a ligament etc. It's important to be examined by a physician to see if there is any evidence for joint instability. Some injuries to the finger can result in a deformity if not treated properly. Read more
My middle finger is extremely swollen, and a little bruised. The finger is almost fully numb, and has a very limited range of motion.
Without injury, sometimes a blood vessel will break in my left middle finger with bruising and pain. What would cause this at rest?
Possible hemangioma: You are describing an abnormal blood vessel phenomenon. You should be examined in orger to get a true diagnosis. Read more
My dominant hand hurts. I can't straighten my middle finger all the way and can't make a complete fist. Only the middle finger feels sore and bruised?
See details: Then see adoctor and have the hand evaluated. Read more
I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?
Rest: Rock climbing puts a lot of stress on the small tendons and joints in the hand. We really weren't designed to hang by our finger tips. The swelling and bruising is a sign of overuse or strain. I would recommend that you rest the hands until they feel better. This could take a few weeks! If the pain returns as soon as you start climbing again, see a hand surgeon. Read more
The inside of my left hand (dominant) right below my middle finger all the way up my middle finger feels sore and bruised. No trauma to it. Any ideas?
How long?: If this is sudden and new, then infection of the joint is the first thing to rule out. Less urgent (but still needing work up) include trauma (that you didn't notice) to the finger, ligament inflammation or structural defect, gout, autoinflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. Good physical exam will rule out most possibilities. Read more
Very hard blow to the dorsum of my hand btw index & middle finger, proximal to mcp jt by elbow. In min. S lrg golf ball bubble on hand, ++swell/bruise?
Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.
Swelling and pain: Can be a sign of trauma, bruising or fracture. Also, a puncture wound associated with infection. Striking or hitting something with fist can cut the skin over a knuckle and pierce the joint space, leading to an infection. Human teeth, are notorious for these severe knuckle infections after altercations. Red bump can mean a lot of things but red, swollen pain _ get evaluated Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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