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Can raynauds affect the legs?

Can raynauds affect the legs?

Yes: Although it is more commonly seen the hands, raynauds can affect the feet as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Can Raynaud's syndrome affect the entire extremity (like the entire leg or the entire arm)? and can Raynaud's syndrome affect more than one extremity?

Can Raynaud's syndrome affect the entire extremity (like the entire leg or the entire arm)? and can Raynaud's syndrome affect more than one extremity?

Raynauds: Raynauds syndrome can affect all digits but not the entire extremity. I feel that If your discomfort or color change involves an entire arm or leg, a different problem is present and your physician is best qualified to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Legs turn blotchy when I stand for long time. Doctor said its raynaud's but it doesn't help to be warm. My pulses are fine. What could this be?

Legs turn blotchy when I stand for long time. Doctor said its raynaud's but it doesn't help to be warm. My pulses are fine. What could this be?

Not Raynauds: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. They will turn blue with cold exposure and red with heat exposure. Standing means the blood is pooling in the veins and the superficial ones will dilate. The legs look blotchy but it is of no concern as this is normal. 18 years old is extremely young to have raynauds. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing raynaud's disease and my legs are swelling. I know it's all part of sle. My question, is it doing any permanant damage?

I've been experiencing raynaud's disease and my legs are swelling. I know it's all part of sle. My question, is it doing any permanant damage?

Gradually, yes..: Recurrent vasoconstrictive episodes like in raynaud's phenomenon can lead to atrophic or ulcerated fingers/toes and surrounding swelling. Some of these changes end up being permanent over time. ...Read more

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I have a reconstructed ankle joint. Now my foot/leg will look modeled, get cold, and hurts (bad). My dr says raynaud's can it be something else?

I have a reconstructed ankle joint. Now my foot/leg will look modeled, get cold, and hurts (bad). My dr says raynaud's can it be something else?

Impingement?: Agree with dr. Inwood - other possibilities are impingement from scar tissue (or hardware) from the surgery, decreased blood flow and post-surgical arthritis.

Definitely see your surgeon if you haven't - they would want to know you are having post-operative problems. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small lump on the inside my thigh (fatty lump I think) leg has started to ache and raynauds got worse in that foot. Should I see dr?

unrelated: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. The fatty lump on your fight is probably a benign lipoma. If indeed you feel your raynaud's has gotten worse, it is completely unrelated to the presence of a lump. If the lump is causing your symptoms, I would consider having it removed. ...Read more

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I am 52 years old for about 3 years I have had sore joints and swollen muscles in my legs and knees. Is raynauds disease related?

I am 52 years old for about 3 years I have had sore joints and swollen muscles in my legs and knees. Is raynauds disease related?

blood vessel diseas: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. It does not affect joints or muscles. I'm sorry, but the most obvious answer would be arthritis. I would investigate your knee joints, cartilage, and tendons. ...Read more

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Could PMS cause my legs to feel weak + achy, + today my left ft feels tingly + numb. Period due tomorrow. I have raynauds and graves. Tsh is good.

Could PMS cause my legs to feel weak + achy, + today my left ft feels tingly + numb. Period due tomorrow. I have raynauds and graves. Tsh is good.

Living: Upstate alone, this time of year, raynauds itself will explain the numbness in your feet. PMS shouldn't cause leg weakness if persists, have it checked. ...Read more

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Legs, feet, ankles swollen & Raynaud's. Bulging at ankles & wrists. Weak arms & legs. Pain in neck and back. Swelling in abdomen. Dizzy & lightheaded?

Legs, feet, ankles swollen & Raynaud's. Bulging at ankles & wrists. Weak arms & legs. Pain in neck and back. Swelling in abdomen. Dizzy & lightheaded?

See details: You need to have these issues evaluated. See you primary care doctor. If you symptoms are severe consider going to the ER. ...Read more

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Does having raynaud syndrome mean a greater chance of tearing ligaments and cartilage in my knee?

Does having raynaud syndrome mean a greater chance of tearing ligaments and cartilage in my knee?

Maybe: If the raynaud's syndrome is secondary to an underlying autoimmune disease such as lupus or scleroderma your ligaments and cartilage are at some increased risk of injury. If the raynaud's is primary, there is no increased risk of joint injury. ...Read more

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Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?

Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?

May not be: What needs to be known is why you have livedo reticularis and raynauds. Calf cramping can be due to many reasons as well as vascular issues which you may have. Your physician would be able to clarify this or may send you to a Rheumatologist to help clarify thr diagnosis and the reason for cramping. ...Read more

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Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect, heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect, heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Collagen Vascular Dx: Raynauds and scleroderma are likely collagen vascular disorders and overlaps amongst these disorders can cause vasculitis or inflamation of blood vessels in lungs and other organs. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more