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raynauds phenomenon in children

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Cold and stress: We do not completely understand the cause of raynaud's, but exposure to cold and emotional stress cause spasm in the blood vessels of the hands and fe ... Read More
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Cal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many disorders can: Many disorders can cause raynaud's phenomenon. Examples include: scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, atherosclerosis, subcla ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
None: Some diseases have raynauds associated but not caused by.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Seen in CT disorders: Raynauds may occur just by itself or in association with several connective tissue diseases including scleroderma, lupus and ra. Lab testing for autoa ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Raynaud's can occur at anytime of year but is less common in warmer weather. Smoking and excessive caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Also, minimize th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About 5% in the U.S.: An estimated 5% of people in the United States have symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon. People with raynaud's symptoms can have vasospasm in the blood ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
COLD FINGERS/TOES: The small blood vessels in our fingers and toes normally clamp down a bit when we are exposed to cold to keep our body core warm. People with raynauds ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You have significant cyanosis or blanching of your fingers and/or toes accentuated by cold exposure and a formal workup revealed no other causes for t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Auto-immune: The direct evidence for causal relationship between celiac disease and Raynaud is lacking or we don't know. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. S ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: Raynaud's is due to constriction of blood vessels in response to cold or stress. Although, red, blue and white colors of the fingers or toes can be du ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not high: Raynauds phen can be related to thyroid disease and other connective tissue disorders, many do not have an underlying cause.
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