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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes the finger to turn black & blue?

On Saturday evening, the top joint of the ring finger on my right hand turned black and blue and want a little uncomfortable. This has happened in the past also and goes away. I iced it a bit and over the next few days the bruising traveled down three quarters of that finger. This afternoon I have pins and needles (tingling) in the tip of that finger and the finger is just slightly lighter in color that the other ones. What causes these symptoms? Also note I am moving this weekend, so I ve been packing a lot. Thanks.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi Dear!!Thanks for your query to HCM.
Read your query and understood your health concern.I feel concerned about your health issues.
Based on the facts of your query, You seem to suffer from-
Right Ring Finger-with Reynaud's Syndrome- with precipitate blue/ black cyanosis with ICING done by you.Tingling / pins / needles is from revascularisation -a sign of recovery.
Other Causes of such episodes needs to be ruled out like Throbo-angitis obliterance(TAO)with cholesterol emobilisation with obesity.
Smoking and Tobacco chewing also could be accompanying reasons.
Consult Physician / and get the Color Dopler study to rule out the peripheral arterial diseases and treat it with vasodilators /and needful drugs.
Hope this reply would help you to plan further treatment with your doctors there.

Welcome for further query in this regard if any.
Good Day!!

Dr.Savaskar M.N.
Senior Surgical Specialist
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