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A 20-year-old female asked:

My mom has bad swelling and she is on fluid pills. her fingers also have been turning blue from the swelling is that normal?

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Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
Hypoxia: Fingers turning blue may suggest lower oxygenation of blood in the periphery. Check for oxygen saturation.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Cyanosis: Swelling should not be associated with cyanosis of fingers unless lung problem causing both. Primary lung problem can precipitate right heart failure low oxygen level cause bluish discoloration swelling of extremities . Needs to seek urgent medical attention.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with doc: Your mom should talk with her doc today. Blue isn't a normal color at all. I am concerned!

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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