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why do my feet turn purple when I sit

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, this sounds-: -like Raynaud's symptoms. An internist is a good place to start.
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A 39-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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Timko
21 years experience Podiatry
Raynaud's disease: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
22 years experience General Surgery
Sign of PVD: May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Few reasons: A couple worth mentioning is "dependent rubor" which happens when a person has venous insufficiency. Raynaud's can cause color changes also, .
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Misinterpret: You misinterpret the color of your feet for "poor circulation". Poor circulation means inadequate arterial supply (blood rich in oxygen). Your feet tu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kelvin Barry
17 years experience Podiatry
Blockage: You may have one or several arterial blockages in the lower legs. Either in the thigh or in the legs. You should see a vascular specialist immediatel ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Phenomena: Like this suggest slow down of your venous return, normal for some people but could be associated to connective tissue disorders. Discuss with a rheum ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see doctor: There are many reasons that legs may swell including kidney disease and heart failure. You really need to see a doctor and get an exam and some blood ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
26 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: You should go see your primary care doctor and get checked out.
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