After the slightest friction (closing the car door, opening a coke bottle, carrying a shopping bag) my middle finger suddenly swells, turns purple and becomes excruciatingly painful - this can last for several days and after it returns to normal I have to be extremely careful not to aggravate it otherwise it immediately swells up again - this has happened several times and not always to the same finger. I have been told that it is due to my blood vessels being fine or delicate. I am 65 years of age and this started a couple of years back.
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