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Mom sometimes gets a painfull sensation in her hand little finger. It looks like a visible clot, the finger goes numb. It gets normal later.Problem?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Finger numbness

A fairly common cause of such symptoms is raynaud's disease: a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress.
The affected area turns pale first, then bluish, and then reddish when it is recovering. Prevent by keeping warm. Usually just a nuisance and not serious.

In brief: Finger numbness

A fairly common cause of such symptoms is raynaud's disease: a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress.
The affected area turns pale first, then bluish, and then reddish when it is recovering. Prevent by keeping warm. Usually just a nuisance and not serious.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Color Changes?

Does the finger turn colors - what are they.
Is there anything that provokes these changes? Cold? Stress? This could be raynauds. Is the elbow painful? The little finger is innervated by the ulnar nerve which can be injured - the "funny bone'. How does she approach its treatment? Her evalaution will clarify these issues.

In brief: Color Changes?

Does the finger turn colors - what are they.
Is there anything that provokes these changes? Cold? Stress? This could be raynauds. Is the elbow painful? The little finger is innervated by the ulnar nerve which can be injured - the "funny bone'. How does she approach its treatment? Her evalaution will clarify these issues.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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