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A 49-year-old female asked:

my feet are turning blue while i am sitting down. i am 125 lbs overwt.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Dependent rubor: I would commend a vascular exam to concur on the diagnosis.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Blue feet: When that much overweight you are at risk for plaque build up to reduce circulation. The blue is called cyanosis and dangerous see vascular surgeon asap.

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