My healthy 35 year old husband has no blood flow to his right index finger. There is no diagnosis of what caused this. Treatment only seems to be amputation of the portion that does not have blood flow. He does not recall injuring it. Has had blood work done and is otherwise very healthy; however, he does smoke. It is also very painful.
Smoking is a big issue with blood flow as it causes the arteries to dialate. I once saw an episode on tv( real life) where a guy lost his fingers and the doctor was refusing to put them back on because he smoked. The guy promised and begged the doctor and told him that he would not smoke. So the doctor when ahead with the surgery and the guy ended up back in the ER to have them taken off because he went back to smoking. The doctor spent all that time putting them back on only to have them taken back off cause they got all black from lack of blood flow. Smoking decreases oxygen levels in the blood as well. Your husband may have unknowingly injured it and therefor the smoking has inhibited his healing.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.