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White rings on finger, pins and needles effect in limbs, swollen. What might it be?

hello, my mother has just noticed numerous white faint rings on the inside of her index finger and the finger beside it, no bigger than 1cm in diameter. they have only occured on the one hand which is considerably cold in comparison to her right hand, and she is currently experiencing a pins and needles effect in both her hands aswell as her feet . they also appear to be swollen considerably. any idea on what it might be?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
Thank you for your question.

From what you have described it does not seem to be related to spine. Coldness of the hand, skin changes and swelling of legs are all signs of vascular pathology. The blood vessels may be narrowed for some reason or the vessel walls may have pathology. It is advisable to consult a vascular surgeon.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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