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Burst blood vessel in thumb? (at least I think thats what it is?) Anyone had this happen or know anything about it?

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CroissantNeuf Thu 26-Jan-12 14:51:21

Last week and again today I appear to have burst a blood vessel in my thumb.

I wasn't doing anything in particular (but was using my hands) and it just felt strange (bit tingly/numb/throbbing) and then bruising appeared very suddenly and it swelled up slightly.

It is now a lovely shade of purple/blue/dark grey around the inner joint halfway up the thumb and feels a bit sore/bruised.

It happened to me years ago and I vaguely remember the doctor saying it was a burst blood vessel but don't remember anything else.

Anyone know what causes it to happen? How it can be avoided? Should I be worried? Is it connected to anything else (eg Reynaulds?)?

Thanks

CroissantNeuf Thu 26-Jan-12 19:58:13

anyone? please?

tilly2469 Thu 26-Jan-12 20:41:35

Croissant, I get this now and again. A sudden sore trobbing feeling and then a bruise. Gave me a fright first time i got it! Generally in the joint of a finger. Bruise disappears in a few days. Nothing to worry about!

CroissantNeuf Thu 26-Jan-12 21:08:25

Thanks for replying Tilly.

Its just such a pain as my thumb is quite swollen so I can't bend it properly.

I was hoping there was some way of avoiding it happening

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