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index finger on left hand is blue and slightly numb, feels

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index finger on left hand is blue and slightly numb, feels cold to the touch
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Age: 68; Male, Oregon

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Have not tried anything
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

How long do you have it?

Do you have any other disease?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I have had a similar problem in the past with the same finger, but this is the most severe. Now you can actually see the difference between this finger and the rest of my fingers. Also, there has perhaps been a numbness, but the cold sensation is a new symptom. It is white, with blueness in the creases. It just started on Tuesday morning. The only thing I have done different with my hand is some lifting with my hand stretched out, but not with anything particularly heavy.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the input,

From your symptoms it appears that the blood supply to the part has been diminished.

The color changes are indicative of that.

This has affected the nerve function causing it to be numb.

The cause has to be determined by a physical examination of the finger & investigation.

You should have a check up without delay.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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