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Circulation prob? after blood pressure cuff is applied, my arm stays red/purple for 45 mins. when i scratch, redness stays on. legs go purple standing

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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Vascular disease: Irritation of the vascular system by the cuff pressure, initially inducing vasoconstriction, and slow circulation, once the O2 has been extracted. The upper limb recovery varies, and is related at what is called Reynold's phenomenon., seen as repetitive trauma, Scratching induced skin redness may be related to vasoactive reflexes. the lower extremities, patient requires a full vascular assesment

Answered 6/11/2015

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