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I was looking something up. My right thumb started tingling, and then it swelled and turned blue. This is the second time it has happened. The first time was two weeks ago. It went back to normal the next day, so I figured I must have hurt it and didn't remember. Now I'm worried it's the symptom of something else.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

Swelling just a few hours. no recent injuries.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just that I'm 47 and starting to get stiff joints, maybe some mild arthritis. I am training for a half marathon, but no injuries. I run about 15-20 miles/week. No pain in joints while I run, but recovery is now more active--rolling, ice, etc.

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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 11 months ago
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 11 months ago

You should be looked for peripheral arterial disease like Raynaud disease or phenomenon.

This is autoimmune phenomenon and following investigations would be advised;

1) Autoimmune panel

2) Colored doppler study of the arteries.

3) Nail bed capillaroscopy.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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