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Broken blood vessels in fingers DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy Due August 20 (boy); 3 kids; Toledo, Ohio 2157 posts
22nd Feb '13

Have any of you experienced one before? I was doing dishes and all of a sudden my index finger started burning, so I looked at it and on the side by my knuckle it started turning a bluish purple color and started to swell up. This happened about 2 1/2 hours ago and it's still swollen and bruised looking, and I can't bend it without it hurting. I did not hit it on anything...it just happened out of nowhere. I have tried to look up causes for this, but have not really found anything.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
22nd Feb '13

Yep. I've had them. They really do hurt like fire, but there's not a whole lot you can do for them. I never did know what caused most of mine, either. Haven't had one in a couple of years, though. I DO remember I busted one blood vessel in my finger opening a jar of ranch dip once, but that's the only one I can remember.

DJ, Nick & Emma's mommy Due August 20 (boy); 3 kids; Toledo, Ohio 2157 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Yep. I've had them. They really do hurt like fire, but there's not a whole lot you can do for them. I ... [snip!] ... I DO remember I busted one blood vessel in my finger opening a jar of ranch dip once, but that's the only one I can remember. "

Yeah, from what I have read they say it will heal on it's own in about a week. But it's crazy because I have never had anything like this happen before. It sucks!