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Pain and swelling in the finger with bruise. Arthritis?

I have a pain in my side of my right pinky finger , it felt sore and then it started turning blue. It is located at the side of the hand by the base of the pinky finger. I did not hit it, it is not a bruise , it just felt warm and hurting and then the pain subsided and it now looks pink. At the base of my pinky where it is connected to the hand it is still a little blue, pinkish and a little swollen and a little sore.. ?Any idea what this could be? Arthritis?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
The site of pain and swelling which you have mentioned (base of little finger where it meets hand) is first metacarpophalangeal.Pain and swelling at this joint is feature of Rheumatoid arthritis I would suggest you to consult a physician who may examine you and investigate you to determine the cause of pain at the base of your pinky finger.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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