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Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

Ace wrap: Yes if the wrap is too tight it can circulation. Try to wrap the ace without excessive stretching of the bandage. Also, do no wear it all day and removed when sleeping. If you foot gets swollen or changes color then the wrap is too tight. ...Read more

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My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when I wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off. Why?

My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when I wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off. Why?

See doctor: Most people don't have the feeling that their circulation is cut off when wearing long sleeves. So, if you're having the sensation, you need to see your doctor, so they can check your circulation in your arms while wearing a longsleeved blouse. This will give better clues as to what might be causing this feeling, or if you have a medical condition that may be brewing. This needs further work up. ...Read more

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Does wearing socks without tight elastic around the top enable better circulation?

Does wearing socks without tight elastic around the top enable better circulation?

Well, not if the: Socks were falling off their feet due to lack of elasticity. I think finding socks that have the right degree of elascticity for the wearer is important. Take care. ...Read more

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Laid my legs on the end of a bed with my calf touching the end, probably cutting circulation off, when I woke, my calf had a tight pounding pain?

Laid my legs on the end of a bed with my calf touching the end, probably cutting circulation off, when I woke, my calf had a tight pounding pain?

Calf pains: If you still have tight pounding pains in your calves, you should seeca, doctor immediately to rule out clots. I suspect and hope that your symptoms will have resolved by now. ...Read more

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If my brace on my leg is tight can it affect the circulation of my calf because its in pain and I don't have an blood clot?

If my brace on my leg is tight can it affect the circulation of my calf because its in pain and I don't have an blood clot?

Could be blood clot: If you leg has had an injury or surgery and there is pain an swelling, should get an ultasiound done to make sure it is not a blood clot as it could be life threatening. ...Read more

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What can cause fingers on one hand to be colder. Dr looked at hand and fingers said the circulation looked ok. Thinks tight neck muscles? Worried

What can cause fingers on one hand to be colder. Dr looked at hand and fingers said the circulation looked ok. Thinks tight neck muscles? Worried

Nerve injury?: The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that run from the spinal cord's neck region down to your fingers. If injured somehow, it could cause a change in sensation (cold, numbness) or motor conduction (weakness). It could a;sp be a psychosomatic condition that could be treated with medication. Contact me at therapyofthetimes at gmail dot com for specifics. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?

Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?

Hypothyroidism: Can cause a myriad of symptoms. Check aace. Com, synthroid (thyroxine).com or web md. I don't understand your question or know the answer. You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?

Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?

Labs?: Hypothyroidism is diagnosed with lab testing. The most common symptoms are fatigue, mild weight gain, constipation, and sensitivity or intolerance of cold temperatures (feeling cold when everyone else is comfortable). If your labs showed normal thyroid function then there is nothing to treat with thyroid medication. Have lab checked, and if normal, continue other evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?

I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read more

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After taking geodon (ziprasidone) wearing tight fitting clothing is uncomfortable because the cutting off of circulation in legs. Is geodon (ziprasidone) known for causing numbne

After taking geodon (ziprasidone) wearing tight fitting clothing is uncomfortable because the cutting off of circulation in legs. Is geodon (ziprasidone) known for causing numbne

No, it is not: No, Geodon (ziprasidone) is not known to cause numbness. It sounds like you may need a different size of clothing, though. Antipsychotics may lead to increased weight, and you do need to be conscious of your food and exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that?

My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that?

Noninvasive vascular: Possibly an abi or plethysmogram. These are noninvasive studies to sort out compromised arterial or venous disease in the lower extremeties. ...Read more

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What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

Circulation can be: ...Compromised. If it hurts and/or feels too tight, loosen it. ...Read more

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I have an external hemerrhoid and a piece of hair is wrapped tight around it, help?

I have an external hemerrhoid and a piece of hair is wrapped tight around it, help?

Scissors: Snip the hair at the base-if unable to see it, ask someone close or even your primary care doc to help you. Be careful 😉. ...Read more

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Have been woken up three times in past week in a half with a tight band feeling just below breasts wrapping all around. Like a big squeezing hug.?

Have been woken up three times in past week in a half with a tight band feeling just below breasts wrapping all around. Like a big squeezing hug.?

Check it out: As a physician, it is my duty to consider the possible serious causes of the symptoms. Squeezing pain around your chest could be cardiac / heart pain. There are some genetic diseases involving the heart, the valves of the heart, that become symptoms, Aric in an 18 year old. I feel it is worth checking out. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more