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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?

(6 Posts)
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?)?


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

Leopard12 Wed 01-Feb-17 19:30:39

Sorry for the zombie thread opening but this is the most relevant thing I've found after searching for it, mine is the exact same as op, inner joint around my thumb, happened several times over the past month or two, did you ever find out more about it croissants or just leave it?

lindakcr Tue 07-Mar-17 18:36:55

I burst the blood vein in my thumb a couple of weeks ago, no big deal, but it seems to re-injure every few days with hardly any effort. Any idea on how long it will take to finally heal? Does it need wrapping do prevent constant re-breaking?

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