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is it normal for my feet to turn purple when i sit

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Even though this may not be normal it is not necessarily anything to be gravely concerned about. The best way to evaluate this is to have a lower extr ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Blood flow maybe?: Sounds like it could be a circulatory issue more than a neurological possible.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, this sounds-: -like Raynaud's symptoms. An internist is a good place to start.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
Further eval needed: Raynauds syndrome is a vascular response , in which, there is constriction of blood vessel, as a response to certain stimuli, not only cold exposure, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
If you have your: feet folded underneath you with your knees bent it will impede the normal flow of venous blood back to your body. This will result in pooling of venou ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Electrolytes: You could be deficient in minerals used in muscle contraction and relaxation. See if magnesium helps.
A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You may have some: degree of neuropathy or hypersensitivity to local swelling from dependence position... The simplest explanation is blood pooling in the extremities, w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Decreased blood flow: When your feet and legs are in a static position the muscles don't contract as much and you may experience a purple color to the skin
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Circulation: This is often one of the signs of a circulatory problem. I would recomment a blood flow study performed by a podiatrist or vascular surgeon.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Probably Not: It is never normal for your feet to hurt. However, for the best answer it would be important to know where your feet hurt. It is possible that being i ... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Venous congestion : you probably have venous congestion. When you stand up, the blood in the veins pools in you feet because the valves in the veins are not working prope ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Ok question?: This sounds pretty normal. I hope this helps and you feel well.
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No: Anemia does not cause your feet to turn purple. That is a circulation issue. Speak to your GP next time you see him about it. If you have dizziness wh ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Pain when moving any joint is never normal. This can be a sprain, tendonitis, arthritis, etc. The list goes on and on. I would see a hand surgeon for ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You may have: Residual met adductus or internal tibial torsion.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Gravity: I would get examined for venous insufficiency...
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That is normal under: The circumstances, due to the decrease in the circulation away from the toes & foot back towards the heart, due to the injury. This will get better o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Numb fingers: It is not normal to have "Numb fingers for no reason." How old are you? Do you smoke? Any history of blood pressure issues? Consult with us to help s ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Being Pregnant: That the tissue is infected.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis?: Pain in the heel or arch after periods of rest is a classical history for plantar fasciitis. Try ice and stretching in conjunction with anti-inflammat ... Read More
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