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Why do my fingers turn blue and really cold when I'm cold?

Why do my fingers turn blue and really cold when I'm cold?

Raynaud's: Raynaud's sometimes is called a disease, syndrome, or phenomenon. The disorder is marked by brief episodes of vasospasm (va-so-spazm), which is a narrowing of the blood vessels. Vasospasm of the arteries reduces blood flow to the fingers and toes. In people who have raynaud's, the disorder usually affects the fingers. In about 40 percent of people who have raynaud's, it affects the toes.

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Why do the tips of my fingers turn blue?

Why do the tips of my fingers turn blue?

Blue: This is not enough info to give comment. Consult physician. This can be result of sympathetic nervous system that controlls many body functions. Are u a smoker? Do they act differently to cold or head, there is reynauds phenomenon, scleroderma, and other problems. Provide physician with details on how why where what and when. No matter, consult professional help.

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Why do my fingers occasionally turn black and blue? Every so often a place in my fingers will feel a tightness, and soon after looks black and blue. Sometimes it can be a small area, other times my entire finger looks like I smashed it in the door. Ther

Why do my fingers occasionally turn black and blue? Every so often a place in my fingers will feel a tightness, and soon after looks black and blue. Sometimes it can be a small area, other times my entire finger looks like I smashed it in the door. Ther

This: This sounds like a problem with your arterial circulation. If these events are associated with cold temperatures, you may have raynaud's syndrome. In raynaud's, the small arteries in the hands and feet are hypersensitive to cold and go into spasm. The treatment is to keep the extremities warm. On the other hand, it's possible that you may be experiencing some blood clots in the small vessels. If this involves just one hand, it may be that you have an abnormality in the artery upstream that is "throwing" clots. If that's the case, the problem area should be fixed with an angioplasty or bypass, and you may need to take blood thinners. The argument against what I've described is that the discolored areas caused by blocked arteries are usually painful.

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My fingers turn blue sometimes and I don't know why like they turn like a blueish green what is it?

My fingers turn blue sometimes and I don't know why like they turn like a blueish green what is it?

Raynaud: Phenomenon or syndrome and a few other disorders your internist or rheumatologist may determine to be the cause. Depending on your specific presentation, vacular compromise is the less likely reason which a vascular surgeon may readily diagnose. Mention this to your doctor or pediatrici.

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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.

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Can my finger be broken if its black and blue?

Can my finger be broken if its black and blue?

That could be one: Sign. If in doubt - seek medical eval. An x-ray can rule in or rule out a fracture.

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Is my finger broken if has gotten black and blue?

Is my finger broken if has gotten black and blue?

Not necessarily: But possibly. The best way to find out if it is broken is with a x-ray.

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My fingers have been unusually blue all day. What could this mean?

My fingers have been unusually blue all day. What could this mean?

Poor circulation: Pick one of these choices: 1. Reynaud's phenomenon (blood vessel spasm in the fingers and/ or toes). 2. Congestive heart failure. 3. Severe anemia. 5. Low blood oxygenation due to respiratory problems (including smoking). 6. You dipped your hands in to your child's paint box.

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Hi, my fingers have been blue for the past few days I don't know what's wrong with them?

Hi, my fingers have been blue for the past few days I don't know what's wrong with them?

Need 2 know more.: Your query has me curious, but I need more information. Is the blue discoloration coming and going or is it constant? Is there any red or white discoloration added in at times? Any pain in the fingers? Any similar discoloration in the toes, top of the ears or tip of the nose? We'd need more info to make an educated guess as to what's going on, but I am concerned.

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My fingers go blue and white and I loose grip of things and just lately they are iching. What is the cause of this?

My fingers go blue and white and I loose grip of things and just lately they are iching. What is the cause of this?

Loosing grip: Swelling in the wrist can put pressure on nerves and blood vessels in the hand. Pressure on nerves causes a weak grip. Pressure on arteries causes a white color in the skin. A color is from pressure on veins. Also, read about Raynaud's phenomenon.

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I woke up with my finger black and blue and I didn't injure it in any way. What could be causing this? I'm not having any pain.

I woke up with my finger black and blue and I didn't injure it in any way. What could be causing this? I'm not having any pain.

Immediate MD: 56 year old lady with dizziness, vertigo, painless blue digit. You need immediate full history and medical exam, you may have arrhythmia causing your dizziness and throwing emboli to your finger. At the very least, dangerous causes need to be ruled out ASAP. There are less dangerous causes as well such as vasospasm, Raynaud's phenomenon. See MD as soon as possible please. Good luck.

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My face and fingers turn blue?

My face and fingers turn blue?

Possible Raynauds: If the symptoms are worse with cold exposure, raynauds is a possible cause. There are other possible causes as well. Have your doctor evaluated the issue or see a rheumatologist.

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What does it mean if im swimming and my fingers start to turn blue?

What does it mean if im swimming and my fingers start to turn blue?

? Raynauds: If this happens only while you are swimming two things come to mind. Raynauds syndrome occurs when arteries to your hands spasm and contract often due to cold exposure. Thoracic outlet syndrome can cause temporary blockage of veins or arteries in the neck area with certain arm positions. If this keeps up or occurs at other times, get it checked out.

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My angina is getting worse what do I do? I am 160lbs, 39 yrs old and yesterday my fingers were blue

My angina is getting worse what do I do? I am 160lbs, 39 yrs old and yesterday my fingers were blue

If: If you have been diagnosed with angina and there is a change in your status, it is very important to let you cardiologist know. He or she will likely need to evaluate you since your symptoms have become more severe.

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I have a final tommorow but my finger is blue and swollen, it hurts when I write. Help! What should I do?

I have a final tommorow but my finger is blue and swollen, it hurts when I write. Help! What should I do?

R-I-C-E: Rest it, ice it, immobilize it gently by taping it to the next finger (compression), and keep it elevated. You can try an Over the counter NSAID like Ibuprofen as well. Study hard and say your prayers. Hopefully, you can write with the use of your other fingers if it still aches in the am.

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If I injured my finger 7 months ago and it turned blue and green and it still hurts until today what does that mean?

If I injured my finger 7 months ago and it turned blue and green and it still hurts until today what does that mean?

See below: It means that you injured your finger enough to give you continuing pain. It's possible you had a fracture of a bone or perhaps injured a nerve in the finger. I suggest you see a physician to examen you and possibly order an x-ray.

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Sometimes the skin on my fingers turn a blue-ish green color, and it lasts for up to two days or a little less. What is it?

Sometimes the skin on my fingers turn a blue-ish green color, and it lasts for up to two days or a little less. What is it?

Need more info: Interesting problem. May be due to transfer of color from a book or magazine or other object. I think at your age the next time this coloration appears see your primary care physician.

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I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?

I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?

Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelling/pain persists. Recommend x-rays and evaluation by a healthcare professional

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I have pain in my finger. It is turning red and blue.

I have pain in my finger. It is turning red and blue.

Blood circulation: There may be a problem with blood circulation to that finger. It could be a problem such as a blood clot blocking a blood vessel, or it could be due to spasms of the vessel. There is a condition called Raynaud's syndrome which can cause painful red and blue fingers but it usually affects all the fingers. In any case, you should have this evaluated to ensure there is nothing serious going on.

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