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my whole finger (next to pinky) turns blue ????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 2, 2007
  • 02:00 AM

what is this...my finger all of a sudden...out of the clear blue..turns purple..and has the most bizarre strage feeling...i cant descibe it....???kind of a knawing..tingly...numby feeling....

do i have a heart problem..no one can tell me.....
its out of the blue....if anyone knows anything...i dont check this board...alot..can someone write me at my email
memreez@aol.com

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  • what is this...my finger all of a sudden...out of the clear blue..turns purple..and has the most bizarre strage feeling...i cant descibe it....???kind of a knawing..tingly...numby feeling....do i have a heart problem..no one can tell me.....its out of the blue....if anyone knows anything...i dont check this board...alot..can someone write me at my emailmemreez@aol.comYour symptoms sound like the early stages of Raynaud's Phenomenon.
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  • I don't have any idea what's going on with you, but it sounds kind of serious. That alone would freak me out but it's probably best to go get it checked out soon, just in case, better to be safe than sorry but I'm sure you already know that :)
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  • I had similar symptoms in first my right index finger, then my right middle finger. Both times, it turned out to be ganglion cysts (tangled bundles of nerve cells that aren't where they're supposed to be). They were blocking circulation to those fingers, hence the blue color and numbness/tingling.See an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hands. Mine removed the cysts, and everything has been hunky-dory ever since.A note: The cysts can grow back, so if it happens again, don't be too alarmed.
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  • That is common with heart problems actually. The ring finger on the left hand will do that if you are anemic or your heart is struggling with other issues like lack of oxygen.You may want to start by removing any rings and calling your doctor.
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