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I have stents in my sub clavin artery. A have an appt in two

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I have stents in my sub clavin artery.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: A have an appt in two weeks however i have numbness in my fingertips, arm and shoulder pain. I'm not taking any medication
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No medication daily ,allergic to penicillin and sulfur
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My nail beds appear to turn blue on occasion.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

The finger turning blue and other symptoms are likely due to the reduced blood flow to your affected arm.

This should be checked soon with an angiogram by CT or doppler ultrasound.

There can be a new blockage of the artery or thrombus formation in the existing stent.

Revascularization procedure may be needed based on the scan result.
Best wishes,
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