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Red spot on base of thumb, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in thumb. What is it?

Hi, ive had this little redspot on the base of my thumb eversince i got carpal tunnel syndrome 3 months ago from using the weed whacker. No pain in the wrist just complete numbness in my thumb that went away after 2 months. But anyway the red spot goes away when i press on it, and it reappears when i stop pressing on it. I just wana know is the little red spot a sympthom of muscle loss in the base of my thumb?
Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The numbness in your thumb is related to the carpal tunnel syndrome. It is due to a mild nerve compression. The red spot is likely to be due to a capillary malformation. This is not worrisome.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com
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