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Doctor insights on: Distended Toes Going Purple

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Why are toes purple?

Why are toes purple?

Circulatory problem: This is a sign of diminished blood supply to the toes. You should see your family doctor right away to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Why are my toes so purple?

Raynauds: There are several things that can cause this. Could be a circulation problem. At your age, i would look up raynaud's disease and see if this fits what you are experiencing. Its cold in cleveland in the winter! could even be a dermatologic or pigmentation issue. ...Read more

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Why did my toes become dark purple?

Why did my toes become dark purple?

It's really: Impossible to give you a diagnosis over the internet. A dark purple discoloration of the toes can come from a circulation issue, either a blockage or vasospasm (arteries that constrict causing less blood to flow), and sometimes, rarely, a small clot that breaks off from higher up in the body that occludes a small artery. It's important you see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why do my toes turn purple in the shower?

Why do my toes turn purple in the shower?

Has to: It has to do with a change in temperature which affects blood flow and chemical release from the body into skin. ...Read more

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My two big toes have purple marks, should I be concerned?

My two big toes have purple marks, should I be concerned?

Depends on where/why: That description does not tell me much. Was there injury? How long have these purple marks been there? Are there other symptoms such as pain, itching, temperature changes of skin? I think it best to see a podiatrist for pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! what should I do?

My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! what should I do?

Go to urgent care/ER: You risk having a clot and/or infection with the toe turning purple/black; possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! ...Read more

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Toes go cold&blue/purple when i sit down but return to normal when i stand up/walk for abit. Skin around toes doesn't heal well either.What'stheproblem?

Toes go cold&blue/purple when i sit down but return to normal when i stand up/walk for abit. Skin around toes doesn't heal well either.What'stheproblem?

Vasospasm: This is probably due to some degree of cold intolerance causing peripheral vasospasm or vasoconstriction. As you stimulate the peripheral circulation by walking around the circulation to your toes improves. If you have any other concerns about this observation, consult a vascular surgeon who will check your arteries and veins in your lower extremities. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my toe to have a big reddish purple dot on it?

No: Without seeing it, can't tell you anything else, so visit a doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and toes purple?

Raynauds is: A possibility, dependent rubor can present this way, venous insufficiency can at times present this way. A vascular doctor is good to consult for this type of problem. ...Read more

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My toes go purple when i sit down and go really red when i walk. There's no in between. What's my problem?

My toes go purple when i sit down and go really red when i walk. There's no in between. What's my problem?

Discolored Toes: Circulation changes can cause purple toes when you sit from decreased blood flow to the digits and even bright red upon standing or when you walk. Staying hydrated, getting exercise and eating healthy foods are all important to maintaining good circulation. If you are concerned have your family doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Purple sore toe ?

Pressure points: Patients who are bed bound and not being rotated consistently...Resulting in pressure points which cause skin necrosis. ...Read more

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Got stung by a bee and now my toes are purple. Is this ok?

Got stung by a bee and now my toes are purple. Is this ok?

Most likely: If there is no pain or itching, this will likely subside in the next 2-3 wks . Aside from impeding your walking, I see no imminent health danger. ...Read more

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Toe is purple/red months after fracturing it, is that normal?

Red, White & Purple.: Do not concern yourself. Since more blood is need to heal damaged tissue, more tiny blood vessels are developed. The vessels are still functioning and displaying their efficiency with the redness. A slightly slower venous return shows a purple. Give it some time to normalize. ...Read more

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Why do some of my toes become numb and turn purple when standing?

Why do some of my toes become numb and turn purple when standing?

Compression: These symptoms could be the result of compression. Either too tight shoes or swollen feet while wearing the shoes. When they become purple, that may be a bruising sign but it may be a sign of poor circulation. When they become numb, the nerves supplying the area are hampered. Shoes/boots too tight? If it happens without shoes, consider seeing the podiatrist to have it checked! ...Read more