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Raynauds phenomenon signs

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Apostolos Kontzias
Rheumatology 17 years experience
Paleness, pain, numb: Color changes usually triple color changes -white, blue, red- upon cold exposure or stress. You may experience pain and numbness in the affected fing... Read More

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
First : First of all, let me thank you for posting pictures! it will make any answer given here more accurate and informative. Given the well-defined margin... Read More
Dr. David Moats
Podiatry 36 years experience
Need exam: A dark blue spot under a nail can be trauma related, or a tumor under the nail and even a melanoma skin cancer can appear as such. Suggest asap exam ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Pulse: If you are very skinny, that may be why you can see and feel the pulse. Raynauds does change the caliber of vessels so that the pressure in the vesse... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
Yes: Raynauds is a hypersensitivity to the cold of the small vessels of the extremities (hands and feet). Most people with raynauds have no other disease a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
History and physical: A history and physical is the most important test. You will need an examination to clarify the diagnosis and find out why raynaud's is present. We can... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very unlikely: Raynaud's phenomenon decreases blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, ears, or nipples, but the rest of the body should be ok. It would be very unusua... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If symptoms are mild: Lupus patients with their disease in remission or well controlled can work, but lupus patients with active disease will be having many symptoms that m... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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

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