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Blue Hands (Overview)

Hands may take on blue color due to decreased circulation, low blood oxygen level or in response to very cold temperatures.


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What can cause blue hand joints?

What can cause blue hand joints?

Raynaud's: Disease or syndrome is one entity that can do this. This is more common in cold weather it is a vasospasm of the small blood vessles of the digits. ...Read more

Blue Hands (Overview)

Hands may take on blue color due to decreased circulation, low blood oxygen level or in response to very cold temperatures.


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Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

That's one cause: That is one benign explanation but you should be concerned about more serious problems ranging from high-grade blood vessel narrowing or poor heart function. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

Elevation, motion: Elevation of your hand above heart level is key, along with range of motion which acts like a pump to remove swelling. An edema glove from a pharmacy or therapist will help. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Blue hands?

Blue hands: Hands may take on blue color due to decreased circulation, low blood oxygen level or in response to very cold temperatures. ...Read more

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Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

That's one cause: That is one benign explanation but you should be concerned about more serious problems ranging from high-grade blood vessel narrowing or poor heart function. ...Read more

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16wks pregnant, bad back, blue hands (not cold or hot) with headaches should I get checked urgently or wait for appointment next week?

16wks pregnant, bad back, blue hands (not cold or hot) with headaches should I get checked urgently or wait for appointment next week?

Those are all: symptoms of normal pregnancy. Though I would definitely keep that appointment -- even if for peace of mind. God knows you have enough problems to worry about without having to worry about the baby itself. Enjoy the ride and congratulations. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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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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My granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath. Is that normal?

My granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath. Is that normal?

Acrocyanosis: The vascular systems of young children are notoriously hyper reactive. Pallor or blueness results from rapid shunting of blood toward the vital organs when the body is chilled. As long as there is no associated blueness of the lips and tongue, this is likely nothing of concern. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath?

What do you suggest if my granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath?

Probably normal: It can be normal for an infant to do this if they are cold. If her lips are not blue, then she's probably fine. I'd have your daughter discuss it with their pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have been randomly getting blue hands on and off not due to cold. It has now spread to my hands and feet and still random. Also have a tight chest ?

I have been randomly getting blue hands on and off not due to cold. It has now spread to my hands and feet and still random. Also have a tight chest ?

Raynaud's Phenomenon: The symptoms you describe are suggestive of Raynaud's Phenomenon. This can be Primary or Secondary. Meaning, if secondary, it may be related to other conditions such as certain types of arthritis and even SLE (Lupus). Some medications can also contribute to this. It is best to see your Primary physician or a HealthTap Consultant to delineate further care. Wish you well! ...Read more

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12 months old with 2 day history of high temps awoke from a longer than usual nap with blue hands feet lips and nose?

12 months old with 2 day history of high temps awoke from a longer than usual nap with blue hands feet lips and nose?

Get checked out: Body makes fever by decreasing blood flow to skin and thus keeps the heat in the body. So the blue hands/feet/nose may jsut be a result of this movement of blood flow away form skin. However, when you start talking about blue lips, and certianly if inside of mouth (ie tongue...) is bluish, this is emergency and needs to get checked out right away. ...Read more

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Random blue hands while warm, tight chest, short of breath, sore neck, throbbing heart. 17wks pregnant. Worrisome symptoms?

Random blue hands while warm, tight chest, short of breath, sore neck, throbbing heart. 17wks pregnant. Worrisome symptoms?

Play it safe: See your obstetrician and see a cardiologist who has experience with pregnant patients. The assessment of your symptoms should reveal the underlying cause and will suggest the treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause blue hand joints?

Raynaud's: Disease or syndrome is one entity that can do this. This is more common in cold weather it is a vasospasm of the small blood vessles of the digits. ...Read more