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My fingers lost all feeling today. Very cold hands. Having

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My fingers lost all feeling today . Very cold hands .
Having few problems with peeing hurts a bit at end for about 24 hours now
I'm 40
Sharp shooting pains on left hand side of ribs straight up to my left elbow
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
These are all the fingers on both hands? Is this constant? Any change in skin color?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
went a bit blue and all fingers at ends
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Your other medical conditions and medications?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I think I had first Asma attack last month so was given a blue inhaler . I had chest infection so was put on penicilin last month . And had a cough for about 4 months
Doctor said cut down on smoking .
Always been enemic for last 20 years .
Sterilised .
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
OK. This sounds like something called Raynaud's phenomenon and it is a sign of a possible autoimmune disorder like lupus. You need blood work that would include an antinuclear antibody titer, Rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein to see if there is a systemic problem. Sometimes Raynauds occurs without it's being lupus.