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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

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

COULD be Raynauds: phenomenon, which doesn't always cause cold or pain. You should probably take photos of your hands when blue, and see your doc for an evaluation/explanation. Keep those hands warm! ...Read more

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Why could your hands turn blue out of no where?

Why could your hands turn blue out of no where?

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 more

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What does it mean if my hands are turning blue?

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

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Is It normal for my 3 month sons hands to be cold and blue?

Is It normal for my 3 month sons hands to be cold and blue?

Exposure: Acrocyanosis is caused by vasospasm of the small vessels to the skin in response to cold exposure. Making sure your baby is adequately protected from the cold should include swaddling and if needed baby mitts for the hands, and socks for his feet. ...Read more

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Please explain what does blue and cold hands mean?

Please explain what does blue and cold hands mean?

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