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i have poor circulation in my legs. when i squeeze them with my hands get presperation on them . should i go to the doctor? should i be worried?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
See your doctor: You get wet hands when you squeeze your legs with your hands. This is either perspiration, which is harmless, or edema which is serious. Usually though edema would be accompanied by leg swelling. It is not clear to me which of these conditions are present. Please consult your physician.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Could mean vein prob: I agree it could be harmless perspiration/moist skin. But a few words about circ. That could be serious. Arterial blood brings o2 from heart to entire body: insufficiency to leg can cause pain, esp with activity, dry skin, red/bluish/cold skin in legs/feet (no swelling). Veins bring bld back to heart; insufficiency causes pitting edema (swelling); could be clot in leg vein. See your primary care.

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