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Feet purple when cold, then during hot shower to warm up get tingling in feet. had spinal tap, no ms or other neuro. probs. circulation issue?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Poor circulation: It does sound like poor circulation and the best treatment is to make sure your feet remain warm at all times
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Could be a sign of Raynaud's phenomenon, which is a constriction of the small blood vessels of the hands and feet, typically in response to exposure to cold. Keeping the feet warm is a challenge in winter or air conditioned rooms, but it is very important to do so.
Feb 9, 2015
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Couple thots: Maybe Raynaud's with vascular instabilty, but the sequences might be indicative of poor arterial blood flow, or even venous congestion. I think a NIVA study of both arteries and veins in legs might help.
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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
age of the pt?
Feb 14, 2015
Last updated Feb 15, 2015

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