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What does a bluish discoloration of the hand indicate?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: My husband's right hand turned blue last night and it is turning blue again this morning.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to vascular compromise.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The bluish discoloration of the hand is suggestive of a vascular compromise. A cervical rib also needs to be ruled out. Color doppler study of the hand will help in identifying any vascular problem. Do consult a physician and get proper investigations done to find cause.
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