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A 16-year-old female asked:

Legs, arms, & chest, even( face sometimes) turn blue when feeling cold or jst standing up for a little.ever since got lots of spider veins.help? thnx.

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Dr. Saurabh Lodha
Dermatology 14 years experience
Circulation/Raynauds: Turning blue when exposed to cold is an extreme reaction to what the body normally does in response to the cold. When cold, the blood vessels in the extremities and superficial skin constrict to conserve heat. This occurs more drastically for some, and may even turn the skin blue or cause pain in some people. This can be associated with other disorders and it is important to have it evaluated.

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