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Cold sensations to the fingers can come from poor circulation, disorders of the nervous system, cold exposure, Raynaud's phenomenon, and low thyroid condition (hypothyroidism). Cold fingers may be associated with
- hand pain,
- wrist pain,
- swollen fingers,
- tingling fingers,
- thickness of the fingers,
- discoloration of the fingers (fingers turning blue or white).
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Longo, D.L., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011.
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