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Blue Feet Circulation
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
↓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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Can being cold in the feet cause blood clots? Since it reduces circulation? My feet get red, sometimes blue and it kind of worries me, I'm only 20.
Raynaud's: It sounds like a common condition that your family physician should be able to help you with. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
My feet always become so cold. Nowhere else on my body does this. Could this be a circulation problem? I'm 19.
It's your thyroid: Usually pt with hypothyroid have similar condition. Keep double sock see you foot doctor and endocrinologist ...Read more
Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more
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
Yes it can.: If you prevent venous return to the heart, the extremity will swell. ...Read more
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
Peripheral Art. Dis.:
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
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
My feet are always so cold, I struggle to sleep sometimes, even with but that doesn't last long. Could this be a circulation problem?
Yes it could be: And it warrants being checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
What do you suggest if my feet are always so cold, I struggle to sleep sometimes, even with but that doesn't last long. I assumed this is a circulation problem?
Maybe: But it is time to see a doctor and possible vascular work up ...Read more