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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Why did my finger turn black and numb?

Today one of my fingers went completely numb and then turned black with pain shooting up
toward my arm. I put heat to it which helped until I removed it. What caused this. In the past I have
had the blood vessels in my fingers break and is very painful but never go numb.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
I think you have Raynaud's disease like symptoms where blood vessel get spasm due to ice . it is common if you take bath in very cold water or keep your finger close to ice. You need to get examine by surgeon and in case you have this disease you need to avoid coming in contact with ice . I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
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