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A 23-year-old female asked:

My hands and feet are extra ordinary cold in winter. it actually hurts and they dont stay warm for long. could it be a circulation issue?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cold extremities: That is certainly a possibility. Recommend consulting with your doctor so you can get accurate diagnosis or rationale.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cold: Cold extremities can be a circulation issue. At 23 atherosclerotic vascular problems less like, but Reynauds phenomena or disease would be higher on the differential. Autoimmune issue or thyroid problem could cause this. If you smoke that would be a common cause.

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