A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between primary and secondary raynaud's syndrome?
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on the cause: When a patient has Raynaud's phenomenon (vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc... If no medical condition is found that is causing the symptoms, then the disorder is called "primary". If a condition is found, then the disorder is "secondary".
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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