Finger Bruising – Recurrent Spontaneous

There is a subgroup of people who will spontaneously develop bruising in the palm side fingertip of a finger. It is a known syndrome – so don’t think you are crazy..

bruise_fingerVasa. 2016;45(1):57-62. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000496.
Paroxysmal finger haematoma–a benign acrosyndrome occurring in middle-aged women.
Carpentier PH et al
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26986711

  • 1.2% men; 12.4%  women
  • mostl;y middle aged women – before age 40 is rare
  • “associated with Raynaud phenomenon and a history of chilblains”
  • often “first and second phalanges of the third or second fingers of the dominant hand” – on volar (palm) side
  • attacks associated with digital pain and swelling

Comment – no mentioned treatment so just put up with it – though I wonder if a clotting agent like estrogens would help….. If you have this and mention that this was helpful as I suspect many just suffer without explanation…

 

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