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Can anxiety cause puple feet only when sitting or standing?

Can anxiety cause puple feet only when sitting or standing?

No: Anxiety by itself would not cause purple feet. Such discoloration may be related to venous stasis (blood pooling in the lower limbs) and should be discussed with a primary care physician. It is understandable that a person might have anxiety with such a condition and that should also be discussed with the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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My feet have been turning purple when sitting/standing. What may cause this?

My feet have been turning purple when sitting/standing. What may cause this?

Raynauds or stasis.: There are multiple possibilities for purple discoloration of the feet but the most common are-1. Venous stasis due to pooling of venous blood in the sitting or standing position because of decrease of the calf muscle pump, 2. Raynaud's syndrome which results in color changes of the feet and even hands due to spasm of the small vessels in the toes and hands and, 3. Vasodilation due to medications. ...Read more

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My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. I'm 23.

My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. I'm 23.

Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compressed or if the vessels tighten themselves and lessen the blood flow. Sometimes, blood flow will change due to nerve signals or chemical signals telling the vessels to constrict. A primary doctor and a rheumatologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Venous stasis: The retained blood with dependency or outflow restriction uses up, the oxygen and turns the blood and tissues blue- cyanotic. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when I stand up the color returns.

Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when I stand up the color returns.

Vascular related: It is plausible that when you stand and walk the musculature system helps blood flow back thru the venous network but when you sit the blood pools in the feet letting it turn the color of venous blood when it pools. It is worth checking out with a vascular doctor. There may not be much to do for it, but it should be checked out anyway. ...Read more

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What can cause my foot to swell and turn purple?

What can cause my foot to swell and turn purple?

Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the leg veins to become congested with unoxygenated blood, resulting in swelling with a bluish color, while the foot and leg remain warm. ...Read more

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What are some conditions that could cause my hands and feet to turn purple?

What are some conditions that could cause my hands and feet to turn purple?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause red and sometimes purple feet?

What could cause red and sometimes purple feet?

Raynauds: It is possible you are having a vaso-spasm. This can cause color changes. I suggest you see your family dr. ...Read more

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What causes the bottom of your foot to turn purple… left foot… only notice in shower.

What causes the bottom of your foot to turn purple… left foot… only notice in shower.

Purple Foot: Poor blood circulation, which can occur on its own or as part of other conditions such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Your arteries and veins are narrower and therefore there is less blood getting to the extremities such as feet and toes. You need to see a doctor, who can measure the percentage blood flow through your legs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for feet to turn purple when I've been sitting on them for a while? They get colour back quite quickly when I walk about

Is it normal for feet to turn purple when I've been sitting on them for a while? They get colour back quite quickly when I walk about

If you have your: Feet folded underneath you with your knees bent it will impede the normal flow of venous blood back to your body. This will result in pooling of venous blood in your feet and they will turn blue/purple. When you start walking normal flow is returned and the blood and color will return to normal. This is normal physiology. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. I have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?

I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. I have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?

Have a doctor see it: When you are at your next doctor visit ask your doctor to tell you what it is. You need a diagnosis to know if it is anything that needs treatment. ...Read more

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What causes foot/feet to turn purple & what can I do about it? Patient is 90 yr old bed ridden....

What causes foot/feet to turn purple & what can I do about it? Patient is 90 yr old bed ridden....

Possible circ issue: There may be a circulation problem in the lower legs. Speak to doctor. The patient, family and doctor need to decide what to do. A vascular consult could be in order. ...Read more

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Some of my toes are always red/purple colored. My feet are always cold. What could this be caused by?

Some of my toes are always red/purple colored. My feet are always cold. What could this be caused by?

Circulation: Cold blue toes are a circulation issue. At your age, it is unlikely to be closing of the major arteries. More likely is raynaud's phenomenon. Cold or damp conditions will cause the nerves that control blood flow through the small vessels to the hands and feet to slow it. Keep them warm and dry. A glass of wine actually helps. If it persists, consider calcium blocker medication in cold weather. ...Read more

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What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?

What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?

Vascular issue: A vascular issue such as arterioschlerosis or peripheral vascular disease can cause the above symptoms. This happens when an artery becomes occluded and the areas downstream do not receive enough blood/nutrients. Another possibility is raynaud's disease which leads to focal abnormalities in the blood vessels that leads them to have spasms and the symptoms you descibe. You should have a dr. Evaluat. ...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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4 past month feet turning bluish purple when sitting or legs crossed. The left foot not bad. Right real purple. What dr to see? What's going on?

4 past month feet turning bluish purple when sitting or legs crossed.  The left foot not bad. Right real purple. What dr to see?  What's going on?

Congestion: Purple is when blood pools in your foot. When sitting the blood hangs down or when you cross your legs you stop the blood flow. It's a vascular issue so you could see a vascular surgeon, there could be a problem in your foot causing the blood pooling so you could see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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I am currently getting over MRSA in my 4th toe on my left foot. What would cause my toe and half my foot to become a dark purple color?

I am currently getting over MRSA in my 4th toe on my left foot. What would cause my toe and half my foot to become a dark purple color?

Varies: Several causes, you would want to make sure your doctor is aware. Can be from the chronic inflammatory state that can accompany your infection, but it could also represent infection recurrence or even necrosis. Make sure you are followed. ...Read more

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What causes itchy, hard,little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?

What causes itchy, hard,little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?

Seeing is helpful.: There are many conditions to consider, especially without the privilege of actually seeing the your condition. One of particular consideration would be dishydrotic dermatitis. This is more commonly known as pomppholyx. ...Read more

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When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple. What causes this?

When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple. What causes this?

Colored feet: I cannot tell you what caused this but I can tell you that you must have someone tack you to the nearest Emergency facility.

Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed. Should I get tested for APS or LA?

Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed.  Should I get tested for APS or LA?

Purple feet: Purple feet (cyanosis) is usually due to congestion of the veins and is not a dangerous condition. If the feet are uncomfortable or swell you could get light compression stockings (15 -20 mmHg) as these would help. With your history I would see a rheumatologist to determine if this is part of a larger medical issue and whether further testing is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have poor circulation in my feet, they turn purple when I'm sitting for 2 mins. Now one of my toes feels different like its getting numb. Why?

I have poor circulation in my feet, they turn purple when I'm sitting for 2 mins. Now one of my toes feels different like its getting numb. Why?

Feet numbness: Try to sit in a proper way with your back straight. Increase your activity & eatibg healthy can help. Besides, if you drink caffienated drinks, try to replace with water and other healthier drinks. If persisits, then need to see your PCP. ...Read more

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Whu is it that the Tips of my toes turn purple, left foot worse when I'm sitting. My legs also seem to be hurting and aching more often than not.

Whu is it that the Tips of my toes turn purple, left foot worse when I'm sitting. My legs also seem to be hurting and aching more often than not.

You may have : Venous insufficiency due to incompetent et veins and are getting something called dependent rubor or redness because the blood is pooling from the foot dependency. ...Read more

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Confused. Would you think I have blood pooling in legs/feet or am I getting purple sitting/standing due to low blood flow? Arterial u/s & pic in file.

Confused. Would you think I have blood pooling in legs/feet or am I getting purple sitting/standing due to low blood flow? Arterial u/s & pic in file.

Venous blood: With your feet in a dependent position veins become filled with blood that is less oxygenated than arterial blood causing a bluish hue. This is exaggerated if your vein valves are less efficient. This can be an inherited trait with varicose veins seen in family members. If your tissues have normal pink color when your legs are not dependent your blood flow doesn't appear to be abnormal. See a vasc ...Read more