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Hands Going Blue
I fell on wrist/arm in nov 2013 went to dr end of dec & xray show not broke. But wrist is still swollen and pain up arm to shoulder and hand goes blue?
Why do my hands go randomly blue? It's not cold so not Reynolds but just random and not with any other symptoms but had lots of palpitations recently
Raynaud's phenomena: The color changes you are describing are probably due to spasm of the small arteries in your fingers. Sometimes fingers will turn white when the spasm begins, then blue, and then red when the spasm resolves. Many patients don't seem to have all three color changes. Raynaud's is usually a harmless finding (primary raynaud's), but is occasionally associated with other diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insuffiffient oxygen: Blue hands (cyanosis) usually means insufficient oxygen is getting to the tissue - usually because there is diminished blood supply to the hands. Sometimes this is due to circulation problems, sometimes to pulmonary (lung) problems. Often it is aggrevated by smoking and/ or cold temperatures. You need to see a doctor to determine why it is happening. ...Read more
All of a sudden a couple days ago i noticed my hands randomly turn bright blue all over-hands aren't cold. Should i be concerned or is it normal?
Be seen: It could be several things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Cold Hands: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Here is an excellent article about cold hands by The American Society for Surgery of the Hand: http://www.assh.org/Public/HandConditions/Pages/Cold-Hand.aspx. Some specific reason include: anemia,Buerger's Disease, diabetes, lupus, Raynaud's Disease& Scleroderma. ...Read more