The Legend of Pregnancy Horror Finger
The other day, a friend crowdsourced tales of women's oddest pregnancy symptoms on Facebook, and the responses ranged from eczema to a better singing range to improved eyesight. But nobody had a better story than this lady:
"When I was pregnant with my first, at around 30 weeks the blood vessels in my left pointer finger rose to the surface, and I started squirting a fine, mist-like spray of blood from my hand. All the time. Like a horror show. Everyone was baffled. My OB sent me to my PCP, who sent me back to my OB, who sent me to a vascular guy, who kicked me to a Mohs surgeon. All the while I was squirting blood when it wasn't bandaged. It was nuts. The Mohs surgeon diagnosed it as pyogenic granuloma, cauterized the spot, and forever altered my fingerprint. That particular delight did not repeat with child #2."
If you think you can top this tale, you need to let us know ASAP.