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Suggest remedy for black discolouration on the finger tip

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Dr. Muhammad Hanif

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My left ring finger turned black this morning, not the tip at all but extends into my hand and just on the front
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It seems to be loss of blood supply to the finger. Needs urgent care!!!

Detailed Answer:
Dr. Hanif warmly Welcomes you to my virtual clinic HCM!
I have carefully worked through your case, and can realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns.

This may be the start of the Gangrene (Dry Gangrene) which is a disease of the peripheral organs and the areas which has only a single supply line for blood.

Risk factors:-
Diabetes mellitus.
Hypertension or hypotension.

When there is the loss of blood supply to an organ or peripheral digits, the skin changes its color and turns bluish/black.

My Evaluation:-
It is a surgical emergency and needs prompt care and treatment.

Expert Care Final Suggestion:-
I preferably suggest you to go to the ER right away and get it examined by the Vascular Surgeon. I pray for the best of your health.

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