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What causes toes and feet to turn black?

What causes toes and feet to turn black?

CIRCULATION?: Are your toes warm or cool? If cool, and truly black like you say, see a podiatrist to check your circulation. Do you smoke, or are you diabetic?

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My feet are turning black from ankle down?

My feet are turning black from ankle down?

Black foot: You might have venous stasis dermatitis i.e. Circulation problem involving your veins leading to discoloration. ...Read more

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Feet are turning black after getting IVIG treatment?

Feet are turning black after getting IVIG treatment?

To the ER: Go to a nearby Emergency Room and have it checked out. Don't put it off. Go now. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my little toenails on both of my feet have turned black. How can I make them white again?

From what?: Blood? Fungus? Those little toes have such short nails so cut them as short as possible.. ...Allow to regrow, if fungus present treat, if blood it will grow out. ...Read more

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I have a toe unlike any other on my hands and feet, its very black and dark, its grows downwards and occasionally drops off, can u explain this?

Black Toenails: Typically the toenail is black because it has been bruised, and bleeding has occurred under the toenail. We see this most commonly on the first and 2nd toe with movement inside of your shoe (like running downhills). But, the dark pigmentation can be from melanoma and must be checked by your doctor to make sure.

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My toe nails on both feet are getting black, starting from thesides. What should I do?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungus or mold infection, bruising, melanoma, etc. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Leg and feet swollen and turnin black?

Leg and feet swollen and turnin black?

Swelling: Some additional info is needed such as pulses, skin temperature, pain etc. Seek a physician so this can be evaluated asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Leg and feet swollen and turnin black?

Leg and feet swollen and turnin black?

See physician: This sounds like emergency. Better see physician to make sure blood supply to legs is not compromised. If ischemia or lack of blood supply, could possibly lose portion of extremities. ...Read more

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My feet turns black and itchy wen scratching it bleed what causes this?

My feet turns black and itchy wen scratching it bleed what causes this?

The accurate: Diagnosis of this must be given by a doctor/probably a Dermatologist, but these are some thoughts: poor blood flow to the feet, often associated with diabetes, may contribute to this. There may be superimposed infection. Various skin cancers can be associated with blackening of the skin. This even could be the first sign of HIV infection. It must be evaluated now by a professional. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Why are my feet turning black, and toes swelling? What should I do?

Why are my feet turning black, and toes swelling? What should I do?

Without: Without more of a description, it's impossible to tell you why this is happening or give you meaningful advice. It could be anything as mundane as chronic venous insufficiency to the onset of gangrene.

The best advice I can give you is to seek medical attention and find out whether this is serious or something you can live with. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet is black. What can I do? I don't wear open shoes only socks and sneakers please help

The bottom of my feet is black. What can I do? I don't wear open shoes only socks and sneakers please help

Black feet: Only a physicial exam by a physician will accurately determine why your feet are black, see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Edema legs feet ankles black/ blue sudden onset?

Edema legs feet ankles black/ blue sudden onset?

Fluid retention: Usually comes from one of 4 areas: heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The fluid shows up in the feet due to gravity. The black & blue discoloration may or may not be related to the swelling. Sometimes, the swelling can actually break a few tiny blood vessels to cause the black & blue, but it could be unrelated also. You need to see your doctor asap. Sudden onset of swelling can be serious. ...Read more

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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.

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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.

Vascular?: It sounds like you may have severe vascular disease, and need to see a doctor to see what can be done. Purple, almost black, and cold insinuate critical limb ischemia to me. ...Read more

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Did I retear my ACL graft? Did reconstruction n day 3 after ops, I walk far distance wif no crutches. Back home, Feet show black green n leg swells

Did I retear my ACL graft? Did reconstruction n day 3 after ops, I walk far distance wif no crutches. Back home, Feet show black green n leg swells

Get checked: If your feet are black, swollen and green you could have circulation issues, blood clots or gangrene. Please go to the emergency room for immediate assessment. ...Read more

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Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Need more info...: And I advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets.

Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more

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What will turn feet black & blue?

What will turn feet black & blue?

Bumping it: Sometimes you don't realize you do this. If one had a surgery, sometimes from a tight bandage you could have black and blue. From an injection site, skin can turn black and blue. If on blood thinners skin can easily bruise as well. ...Read more

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Why do old people's feet swell up and turn black?

Why do old people's feet swell up and turn black?

Swelling with a: Dark discoloration is usually due to venous congestion... The pooling of blood in the feet and lower legs as a result of gravity and incompetent veins. A vascular surgeon would be a good starting point for you. ...Read more

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Am 60 & stood for long time 1 day. Now feet have cold, tingly, bluish black soles, feel like am walking on fluid cushion. Elevate not helped. Advice?

Am 60 & stood for long time 1 day. Now feet have cold, tingly, bluish black soles, feel like am walking on fluid cushion. Elevate not helped. Advice?

Dis colored feet/: The bluish blackish discoloration is a concern. It's hard to say without evaluating you, but to be safe a visit to the ER would not hurt. If you have black discoloration of skin that can mean tissue compromise. You may have something also going on with your nerves causing the abnormal sensation of walking on a cushion. Sometimes I see problems that are vascular in combination with nerve problems. ...Read more

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My big toenail on both feet black and blue some pain what is this from?

My big toenail on both feet black and blue some pain what is this from?

Black and blue: A black and blue toenail is usually due to trauma to the nail usually when running in shoe gear. If the nail is completely black and blue you may need to have the blood that has developed under the nail drained if this is causing you significant pain. ...Read more

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How to help both feet that have gone bluish black on the soles with tingling? Appeared day after standing for long time. Have elevated but no change

How old are you????: How old are you??
IF YOU ARE IN YOUR FIFTY AND OLDER SPECIALLY IF YOU ARE DIABETIC OR A SMOKER IT COULD BE A SERIOUS CIRCULATION PROBLEM
if you are younger, not diabetic, and not a smoker then it could ve a vein problem or a skin problem
either way go and see a doctor ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of edema. My legs, feet and ankles are turning black/blue. What should I do?

I had a sudden onset of edema. My legs, feet and ankles are turning black/blue. What should I do?

You need to be: Evaluated asap by a medical professional. There are many causes of swelling but sudden black or blue feet is not good. It indicates possible clot or possible pooling of blood, or even possible gangrene.
You should seek immediate medical attention. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations are sometimes impossible to explain, let along come up with a treatment plan. I suggest you take a picture of the event and upload it so a visual appreciation can be made. I feel certain that a Healthtap specialist can then help you. ...Read more

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Fatigue, headache, low body temp, feel cold, body pain, cold feet, hot face, dry and black skin, depression, sleepy, please tell me what should I do?

Fatigue, headache, low body temp, feel cold, body pain, cold feet, hot face, dry and black skin, depression, sleepy, please tell me what should I do?

Sounds endocrine: An endocrinologist or an internist with an interest in endocrinology can point you in the right direction. There are several thyroid and hormonal problems often misdiagnosed as psychiatric that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Hi. I currently suffer from pins and niddles on my hands and feet and headaches. I get black out and feel numb at times. I have my period more than once a month after I stopped contraceptives?

Hi. I currently suffer from pins and niddles on my hands and feet and headaches. I get black out and feel numb at times. I have my period more than once a month after I stopped contraceptives?

You need a doctor: You have a lot going on here. Pick a doctor for evaluation. Once you have your diagnosis you can receive treatment. Now get going got there is a lot to evaluate here ...Read more

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I have been feeling slight tingling in my hands and feet and my stool has black spots in it, also upset stomach?

I have been feeling slight tingling in my hands and feet and my stool has black spots in it, also upset stomach?

Get examination: Your best option is to get an examination which would include testing of your excrement. You'll want to collect specimens of stool to take in for lab testing. You will be told how many specimens, how to collect them, and where to take them. Your doctor may also wish to perform a rectal examination and some blood work. ...Read more