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Doctor insights on: Distended Toes Going Purple

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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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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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Why are my toes so purple?

Why are my toes so purple?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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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