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why do my feet turn blue when I am sitting

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Vascular related: It is plausible that when you stand and walk the musculature system helps blood flow back thru the venous network but when you sit the blood pools in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Dependent rubor: Is a possibility. Venous insufficiency or incompetent valves cause blood to pool and this is often bluish in color when looking at the feet,
Dr. Rolando Melendez
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Due to veins: When you sit it seems that you are clotting a vein temporarily. As the blood accumulates the leg get more swollen and it turns that color. Many time ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Dependent rubor: I would commend a vascular exam to concur on the diagnosis.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Blue feet: When that much overweight you are at risk for plaque build up to reduce circulation. The blue is called cyanosis and dangerous see vascular surgeon as ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compresse ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Poor Circulation: Cold and bluish extremities indicate poor circulation to those areas. Elevating your legs when seated should help. Circulation problems are the result ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Venous : Insufficiency is a possibility, you should see a vein specialist.
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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Micro vascular issue: Possible raynaud's or microvascular issues. See if you can have your toes always emerged in warm water in the tub when you are showering. Afterwards, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Acrocyanosis or arth: This can come and go and it is present when your legs hang down. The sympoms may suggest a vascular problem or an arthritis. You will need an eval ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Would need : An in person exam to see and evaluate why in particular yours are blue but poor venous circulation can cause this, as could raynaud's as two of the mo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Mondoa
40 years experience Pediatrics
Challenge: It is challenging to determine the issue on a forum like this. You should make an appointment to see a practitioner who will take your complete histor ... Read More
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