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A 39-year-old female asked:

Cbc normal, occasional low platelets. hands and feet purple in cold red when hot. itchy rash on neck, flushing, aches, tired. which dr. to see?

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 70 years experience
Rheumatologist: From your description sounds like you have periodic low platelets, probable Raynauds phenomenon,aches, fatigue. Suggest you see a Rheumatologist.
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Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Start with PCP.....: Start with your primary care doctor. He will talk with you, do an exam and run some bloodwork. He may refer you to see a rheumatologist, allergist, hematologist, or someone else. Your hand/feet symptoms sound like Raynaud's phenomenom and can be related to a rheumatologic condition.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
PCP, dermatologist,: Not allergist. Raynaud disease can be associated with autoimmune disorders, so a rheumatologist may be needed. Protect hands and feet from cold. Some meds help it, others make it worse.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2017

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