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Manassas, VA
A 32-year-old female asked:

Does any type of vasculitis cause blood to pool in the legs and tongue and fingers to get numb when standing up from a sitting position or lying down?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Vasculitis: Vasculitis usually causes outbreaks of small red spots in the lower legs(petecchiae) but not blood pooling. Severe varicos e veins can,however, and can cause a postural drop in blood pressure producing lightheadedness on standing. Edema may occur,also. I wouldn't expect symptoms when supine. See your physician if you have further concerns and have your bp checked sitting and standing.
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Last updated May 25, 2017

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