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Hands Going Blue
Both hands are going numb shortly after holding something hands are turning grayish in color on both hands?
Color changes can b: Circulationor an abnormal response to cold, as wellas nerve irritation that is associated at times with poor circualtory regulaiton and temperature changes. Other issues can be inflammatory or metabolic or endocrine ( such as diabetes or thyroid) a good general exam and bloodwork by your pcp should be the next step , gray and numb is not normal so best get it looked at. ...Read more
Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more
Brain, nerve, blood: Sensation is such a complicated process that there are many possible reasons. Static numbness may represent a process such as stroke, ms, or polyneuropathy, while variable numbness can be due to compression/inflammation of the spine, spinal roots, nerves in the arm, or compromise of the blood flow to any of these regions. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help with the search! ...Read more
Can the palms of your hands turn blue with raynauds? Not just fingers? I was working in a walk in refrigerator and my palms turned blue.
Can do: Yes it's possible, but raynaud's is a very specific pattern of hands and fingers turning cold and blue in the cold, then becoming red and angry looking nd painful as one re-enters a heated environment. Raynaud's is more commonly seen in smokers and in women having concomitant migraine headache issues. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Your symptoms are consistent with hyperventilation. Hyperventilation causes you to deplete carbon dioxide in the blood. Hyperventilation is most commonly caused by anxiety. Other causes are lung problems such as asthma or emphysema, heart problems, infection and bleeding. I suggest being seen to find out the cause. ...Read more
Who is "her": You have referred to somebody as her in the question above. Unsure what is the age of this person you are referring. Symptoms definitely need to be evaluated no matter what the age is. Heart issues or sleep apnea are some of the possible causes. Also needs to ensure if it happens when sleeping in a sitting position when at home. ...Read more
My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?
My hands (mostly fingers) will suddenly turn bright red. Random fingers will be ice cold and others burning hot. My legs and feet get red patches too?
Raynaud's Phenom?: What you're describing sounds a little like Raynaud's Phenomenon - a blood vessel disorder that causes your fingers and toes to become red, then often pale, and sometimes blue as the blood flow becomes interrupted. It is common for this to follow exposure to cold conditions. If this is the case, it will likely require eval by a doc. Good luck! Hope this helps! ...Read more
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