A 49-year-old male asked:

My right foot is colder than my left. i have diminished pedal pulses in the right foot, slower capillary refill, right toenails are darker pink than the left and i have a history of right leg dvt. i am on coumadin (warfarin). suggestions?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 38 years experience
This : This definitely sounds like a problem of decreased blood flow. In all likelihood, you have an arterial narrowing or blockage in your pelvis or leg. In many cases, these abnormalities can be treated easily using minimally invasive techniques. You'll need to be examined by a vascular specialist and have some testing done. In the meanwhile, it would probably be a good idea to start taking a baby Aspirin every day (assuming you have no allergies to Aspirin or history of ulcers or abnormal bleeding). This will reduce the likelihood of your arteries becoming completely occluded by clot.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 16 years experience
Cold foot: If these are new symptoms that you are experiencing i would see a vascular doctor for further evaluation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.