Yesterday a blood vessel burst in my husbands finger...

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Last night a blood vessel burst in my husbands finger, he didn't show me when it happened because he figured I wouldn't want to see the pea size swell that was turning blue and purple on his pinky. He didn't hit it, bang it or do anything that would cause it to burst. Now I know this seems silly but I don't think things like bursting vessels should be happening at his age (25). After it burst he came over to me on his knees, white, and cold with his heart racing telling me he was going to pass out soon. He doesn't like to tell me when he is in pain usually so I knew something was seriously off. For 10 minutes I tried things that I had seen before, cold compress on back neck, cold orange juice, cold water. He needed a bag because of his nausea but never threw up. He layed down on his back and then he started shaking. I took him to emergency and doctors told us there was nothing they could do. His blood pressure was 146 (over I can't remember), which is 20 higher then what he normaly is. We went home and I kept an eye on him. Today at 1:30PM again his finger is discolouring, no swelling today. He feels faint, and turning cold. I lay him down, get a cold wet cloth for his forhead, put blankets on him and this time put a heat pack where his feet are. I don't know what to do! I'm 8 months pregnant, I don't want to go into early labor but this stress is getting to me. Doctors think we are being silly... are we?

Does anyone have advice?

 

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    My goodness!!

    Take him back to emerg and don't leave...make a fuss...do whatever you have to!!

    Something is not right....Good luck, my prayers are with you both!!

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    I'm sorry you are going through this. Not sure why a blood vessel would just suddenly burst in your husband finger. But I know from experience as last summer my hubby slammed his left ring finger in the bulkhead door of his UPS truck. Which put him out on work injury from May 2014 to Sept 2014. I tried treating it holistically for the 1st 3 days and when I couldn't stop it from turning purple when it was trying to heal up, I just told him to call his boss and have him go on work injury. After a week on oral antibiotics it still want healing. Short story, a hand specialist diagnosed him with osteomyelitis. Infection of the bone, MRSA. So they put him in the hospital where they installed an IV into his right arm and sent us hone where twice a day am and pm attach balls or toxic antibiotics. Where he was in an out of the emergency room 3 times and hospital twice due to negative reactions to the antibiotics. There was a nurse that came once a week to change the wires on the IV so no infection would entire the body through his IV. Oh, and also he had to take steroids from the negative reactions to the antibiotics. He did finally heal after the summer from hell. But they said if we hadn't done what we did, he could have lost is finger, then his hand. Then his arm and possibly death. MRSA is flesh eating disease. Because we have become an antibiotic resistant society, these Super Bugs cannot be healed. We were lucky. When your limbs start turning purple, sepsis can set it. Is there a red line going up his arm from his finger. That us blood poisoning. He needs to be in the hospital immediately. DO NOT WAIT ANY LONGER! take him NOW to the hospital. Don't just say his BP is high. SHOW THEM THE FINGER!!!!That is what is causing ALL of his symptoms. DON'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE! GO NOW! Keep us posted. DO NOT LET THEM SEND YOU HOME! Fight for his LIFE!!!
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    No way are you being Silly, Hope you did as Pam suggested and went back to A&E

    let us know how he is wont you

    Sue 

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      Unfortunate after several different tests, doctors still don't can't pin point what could be causing his issues! After the hospital he has been dizzy and faint during the day. Now it's Christmas and we are in the hospital again because he had seizure like shakes... The ambulance guys don't know what's going on, they think it's food poisoning because of Christmas festivities. Doesn't make any sense, however, I'm not leaving tonight until we do all the tests available to figure this out! This time no blood vessel popped and he was white, sweaty, dizzy, nautious and shaking... With high blood pressure and a slight fever. I'm hoping this can be resolved, but it doesn't look promising :'(
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      Oh dear sorry you are having this worry, very frustrating isnt  though when they cant find the cause. Hope they do manage to make a dignoses soon and reasure you both and treat him. Maybe they are barking up the wrong tree so to speak and should be checking for other things but surely blood tests would show up anything else. The nausea dizziness and shaking with seizure like shakes, could it be a form of epelepsy i wonder.
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      My daughter just had this exact thing happen to her during basketball practice. She doesn't remember hitting her hand on anything, but a blood vessel in her finger broke and she got a racing heart, was cold and clammy and dizzy....with a bit of nausea. Just checking to see if you were able to resolve this issue and what the outcome was? I hope he has fully recovered. 

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      Did your daughter turn out OK? Was it just a busted blood vessel or did anything else happen?
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