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my left big toe stays purple most of the time do i have diabetes

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
No: That is not a typical sign for diabetes, but you should get evaluated by your pcp.

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
See an MD: Hi, with this little info it's too hard to know what is going on, I would suggest you see your provider for evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mani Bashyam
Specializes in Diabetology
Heel pain: Heel pain and big toe pain may be from many other conditions. Symptoms of high blood sugar (diabetes)include blurred vision, tiredness, itchy skin, in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not DM: If it is just the side of one toe this is very likely just compression of a small nerve near the bony prominence before your toe. Toe will not be lost ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sung ho Bae
18 years experience Podiatry
See a neurologist : Neuropathy and neurapraxia comes in many forms. You also have a history of ablation and ankylosing spondylitis which may also be factors. A good neur ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Soft sponge: You have a bone spur. I suggest you make an appointment with a podiatrist.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly : You have developed gout. It can happen to anyone. You need to go to the doc for an eval for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hopefully it's not an infe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Change shoes.: Obviously do not continue to wear these shoes. Bumps may be blisters, cysts or other form of skin reaction. Keep area protected and see a podiatrist.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
The pain: MAy or may not be due to the white wrinkly skin, it is plausible it is secondary to something else. A sweaty or macerated foot should not hurt unless ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Nerve: Your symptoms may relate to a nerve impingement. Please be seen by your PCP and/or a neurologist who can create a diagnostic plan for further evaluat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Levan Atanelov
3 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible Renaulds: This may be due to poor circulation and may be part of a rheumatological problem. I recommend seeing a rheumatological specialist
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
40 years experience Family Medicine
Pain in the foot: not one right answer---it has to do with your body mechanic--how you walk---any structure abnormalities of the back,legs,ankles,feet---body weight---- ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get it looked at by : A doctor it could be a plantar melanoma. If not treated it could be trouble. Might be nothing but a black spot on the bottom of the foot we always hav ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood blister: Unless you're a diabetic or have arterial blockage in that leg, you should be able to pad the bottom of the toe,avoid tight fitting footwear and cont ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Small ulceration?: Skin folds are areas susceptible to ulcerations and other inflammatory conditions that can lead to skin breakdown. It may be a fungal infection that c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see podiatrist: Your podiatrist (and/or family doc) can evaluate, diagnose & offer you appropriate treatment.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
Drain: The infection needs to be drained. See a primary doctor.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Most injuries: will heal themselves, if it doesn't heal on its own over next few months I would see dermatologist
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Did you: hit that area? It could be infected
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Possible ganglion: A small rounded mass on your wrist is most likely a ganglion cyst. They commonly arise on the top (or dorsum) of the wrist in line with the 3rd or mi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Sore toe: If you have soreness along with swelling and redness, there could be an infection in the toenail. Check with your doctor about treatments if your symp ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Options: Options include getting it cut out, using over-the-counter agents, trying to wrap it with duct tape (on 6 d off 1 d), getting it frozen. These are pai ... Read More
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