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I'm a 28 year old female. i get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? my hands turn purple sometimes too. is this ok?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
NO,of course not: Sounds like raynaud's disese (at least for the hands) and caused by poor pickup of oxygen in the blood. If you are a sugarholic, stop it across the board. If that is not the case, then you have an unbalanced autonomic (automatic) nervous system for other reasons.
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Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 45 years experience
2 possible reasons: One reason would be poor circulation from your veins. The second could be a problem with the thermostatic mechanism in the brain that regulates how you respond to temperature changes. This can be a raynaud's phenomenon or acrocyanosis.
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Last updated Jun 8, 2021

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