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Why do I often have blue feet when standing on bathroom floor?

Why do I often have blue feet when standing on bathroom floor?

Blue feet?: Do you have blue feet on a different floor? This almost sounds like a riddle and if so I would answer there is blue paint on the bathroom floor. On a serious note: if the floor is cold - the floor could induce a raynaud's type of phenomenon. People with bad venous problems get something called "dependent rubor", but this is really red or red purple. Blue is usually a color to visit a doc over. ...Read more

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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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Why does my son always have blue feet?

Why does my son always have blue feet?

Age/weight/symptoms: It is common for newborns & infants in the first months to shift circulation away from the feet & hands when they are in a room cooler than body temperature. This is an energy saving event. Stick the same foot or hand in warm water & it is suddenly pink. ...Read more

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What would couse a28year old male to have blue feet. And no felling in them?

What would couse a28year old male to have blue feet. And no felling in them?

↓Blood Flow Cyanosis: What you have described is consistent with slowed blood flow. Because of this the blood is no longer red but maroon (pink vs. Blue as seen through the skin), called cyanosis. May be due to venous outflow obstruction, e.g. Clots or ↓ arterial: chronic: skin color usually pale/yellowish, (↓ blood); acute may be blue. Either possible basis for ↓ blood flow, tingling & then ↓ sensation. Emergency! ...Read more

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Blue feet at 59 years old? Stopped smoking 30 years ago.

Blue feet at 59 years old? Stopped smoking 30 years ago.

All the time?: This can most commonly be caused by a blockage in circulation or a problem in the nervous system. You need to see a doctor to evaluate this situation, as it can be a serious one. ...Read more

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My dad has very blue feet, but they are warm (not cold), yet not swollen or painful.

My dad has very blue feet, but they are warm (not cold), yet not swollen or painful.

Cyanosis: Please have your father seen at the ER or local UC clinic. A blue discoloration of the feet suggests a serious circulatory issue and requires examination and testing. ...Read more

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Have blue feet after estrogen patch wears off - raynaud's?

Have blue feet after estrogen patch wears off - raynaud's?

No, hands 1st: Estrogen may worsen scleroderma (female/male ratio: 20:1). Estrogen withdrawal can cause nervous system vasospasm, but not raynaud's. ...Read more

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My daughter gets blue hands and blue feet when she gets cold is that raunauds?

My daughter gets blue hands and blue feet when she gets cold is that raunauds?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome (or blanching of the limbs) is exactly what you describe. However this is not a disease--it is a syndrome which can be caused by multiple disorders. This needs evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?

I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?

2 possible reasons: One reason would be poor circulation from your veins. The second could be a problem with the thermostatic mechanism in the brain that regulates how you respond to temperature changes. This can be a raynaud's phenomenon or acrocyanosis. ...Read more

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Blue feet when sitting, cold feet+hands even in warm settings, and chest tightness/pressure when standing. What kind of doctor do I see for these symp?

Start general: I'd go see an internist. They are skilled at looking at all kinds of ailments, ordering appropriate screening tests, and then if necessary referring you on to more specialized care. Therefore, first begin with Internal Medicine. Thanks for asking ...Read more

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U/s of thyroid shows nodule. Hypothyroid and have low WBC + recurrent infections, blue feet, fatigue, sob, depression, anxiety. Appt tomorrow. Ideas?

U/s of thyroid shows nodule. Hypothyroid and have low WBC + recurrent infections, blue feet, fatigue, sob, depression, anxiety. Appt tomorrow. Ideas?

Relax: Don't worry or get stressed out. Discuss the issues with your doctor and hope all your concerns are addressed properly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, after a days work were I'm always on my feet, when I get home I see that only my right foot is blue in colour? I have very good shoes (Bronx shoes) very comfortable, I'm a smoker, can this be bad blood circulation?

Hi, after a days work were I'm always on my feet, when I get home I see that only my right foot is blue in colour? I have very good shoes (Bronx shoes) very comfortable, I'm a smoker, can this be bad blood circulation?

Slower return.: It sounds as though the venous blood, (returning to the heart from the leg), may be a bit sluggish. This slowing can cause a blueness to the leg in question. When the foot is elevated, the color should return quickly. Before trying any over the counter treatment, have your foot evaluated for venous return issues. ...Read more

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I have Reynaud's. First cold pale hands/feet, then cold blue-ish purple, after a while hot red. Is the red part the circulation coming back?

I have Reynaud's. First cold pale hands/feet, then cold blue-ish purple, after a while hot red. Is the red part the circulation coming back?

Yes: Cold temperatures are a main cause of Raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, she can keep her hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. Gadgets such as heated gloves and heated socks from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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My toes turn blue if I sit or let them hang. Leg red & hurts. My dr checked pulse in foot and said It isn't circulation issue. What else cld it be?

My toes turn blue if I sit or let them hang. Leg red & hurts. My dr checked pulse in foot and said It isn't circulation issue. What else cld it be?

Good chance of Clot.: You had better have your circulation checked again and soon. Pulses have nothing to do with it. More than likely, a vein in your leg is blocked to some degree, not allowing the blood drain from the leg. This is known as a blood clot and can be dangerous if not treated immediately. Do not take this lightly. To remove all doubt, you need to either call your doctor or visit the emergency room. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of circulation problems in feet?

What are symptoms of circulation problems in feet?

Poor circulation: Can be associated with cold feet. sometimes pain and / or tingling, color changes, loss of hair, shiny thin skin and nail changes. Your doctor can check for that through feeling pulses and more specific specialized testing. ...Read more

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What causes bad circulation feet?

What causes bad circulation feet?

Arterial blockage: Genetics, hypertension, diabetes, renal failure, african american, smoking. ...Read more

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What can I do to get good circulation in my feet?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the poor circulation and how bad it is.
Some times medication, sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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If I put tape on my feet would it cut the circulation?

If I put tape on my feet would it cut the circulation?

Foot taping: If u put tape on the feet, avoid the toes if u can (except if u do a buddy splint for a toe fracture or subluxation). Otherwise, foot taping is frequently done in sports medicine: besides preventing injuries, there is a technique known as tape strapping (i.e. Low dye taping) is done to help relieve pain/symptoms in some foot conditions i.e. Plantar fasciitis, foot sprains, . .. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the circulation in my feet?

Get them checked: With or without symptoms? I ask that because in general, a 33 year old should have good circulation. If you are concerned, ask your pcp about non-invasive vascular screening tests - like dopplers. Before trying to improve something, make sure you know what kind of flow you have. Dopplers are ultrasounds that check circulation flow in the arteries and veins. ...Read more

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Why are my feet always freezing? Is this a circulation problem?

Why are my feet always freezing? Is this a circulation problem?

Possible.: Some causes of cold toes and feet include poor venous or arterial circulation, hypothermia, inadequate insulation, and certain conditions such as raynaud’s phenomenon where when cold temperatures or stress make the blood vessels in your feet and hands constrict. ...Read more

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How could I make sure I am getting enough circulation in my feet?

Circulation to the f: To check circulation you can check your pulses on the top of the foot and on the inside of the ankles. If you can palpate these pulses, then you know you're getting adequate circulation. The best way is to do a dopler or a non-invasive vascular study to determine blood flow and if its adequate. ...Read more

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How can I improve circulation in my feet?

How can I improve circulation in my feet?

Circulation: Exercise! Any and all forms of cardiovascular exercise. Treadmill, stationary bike, jumping rope...Etc. ...Read more

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How to improve blood circulation in the feet?

How to improve blood circulation in the feet?

Exercise: Move your legs. Walk, but if you have calf pain see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the bad circulation in my feet?

What should I do to improve the bad circulation in my feet?

Exercise: Exercise programs have shown great improvement in symptoms and the ability to do more physically in patients with peripheral vascular disease (bad circulation). ...Read more

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Does using an ACE bandage cut off circulation to your foot?

Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more

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Will the foot swell and stay swollen if you cut of circulation?

Will the foot swell and stay swollen if you cut of circulation?

Out of circulation?: Blood is delivered to the foot by the arteries and removed from the foot by the veins. Lymphatic vessels also help to drain fluid from the foot. If you cut off the artery, the you will have severe problems and a swollen foot is not one of them. If you reduce the blood flow of the veins or lymph fluid, then expect to see either short or long term swelling. Either way, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is it you have better blood circulation when you put your feet upward?

Gravity: The blood returns to the heart through our veins. When you lift your feet upward gravity will assist in venous circulation (not arterial) and return to the heart. On standing position, the blood return to the heart against gravity, in this case the calf muscles play a big part in assisting blood circulation and return to the heart. ...Read more

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I've got really bad circulation in my feet. Is there anything I can do for the circulation?

I've got really bad circulation in my feet. Is there anything I can do for the circulation?

Peripheral Art. Dis.: Good news!

peripheral arterial disease now has more treatment options than ever!

with advances in endovascular techniques, patients who previously were untreatable are now being treated with minimally invasive techniques. While some may still need open surgical procedures, there a many more options available to preserve the leg and improve function. Call your local hospital for a referral. ...Read more

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I have like these black dots on my ankles and sides if my feet - is this a circulation problem?

I have like these black dots on my ankles and sides if my feet - is this a circulation problem?

See doctor: It is difficult to say based on the information you gave but it merits medical evaluation. If you are diabetic do it as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Imy mom had her feet checked for circulation the next day her feet turned dark wher the nurse applied the vmachine is that normal?

No: But monitor the coloration, due to the test there may have been some compression of the blood vessels but this should come back to normal in a day or two. ...Read more

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Taking metoprolol daily and have gotten a kind of a tingling feeling in my feets. Its like the circulation is bad or something? Should I be concerned?

Taking metoprolol daily and have gotten a kind of a tingling feeling in my feets. Its like the circulation is bad or something? Should I be concerned?

In some...: Rarely, but in some people Beta blockers (metoprolol) can initially produce a contraction of small arteries in the lower extremities...
Let you Dr. Know, but DO NOT STOP your medication
Do not panic, it is not an emergency ...Read more

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What could cause poor circulation in my feet?

What could cause poor circulation in my feet?

Smoking: If you are a smoker this causes micro and macro vascular issues. There are many other causes as well. A vascular doctor can help with further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is poor circulation in my feet be a sign of?

What is poor circulation in my feet be a sign of?

P.A.D.: Peripheral arterial disease (p.A.D.) can present as "poor circulation". This is easily diagnosed by non invasive tests by your pcp or vascular specialist. P.A.D. Can be a marker of c.A.D (coronary artery disease). ...Read more

Blue Feet (Definition)

Blue feet = discoloration of feet may be caused by peripheral vascular disease. Poor circulation ...Read more