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Hands Turn Purple When Cold
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Have I got Raynauds? Hands and feet turn blue/purple when cold or when I don't move them for long periods of time. What can I do to help?
Consult vascular: Specialist and get appropriate work up. There is possibility of raynauds but young individuals can sometimes have hyper reactive blood vessels ...Read more
Let me help: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. ...Read more
Every time I eat rice within 1 hour I get very cold with chills, purple hands. Lasts for 6 to 12 hours. What's happning?
Acrocyanosis: Being cold causes vasoconstriction (tightening down) of the blood vessels in the periphery. This is called acrocyanosis. Hands and feet (and lips too) turning blue is usually from this and rarely a sign of heart disease, but you can check the tongue and inside of the mouth -- if these parts are pink when the hands/feet/lips are blue, then it is unlikely to be related to the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold intolerance: The differential of cold intolerance needs to be explored. Your physician will look at these symptoms and try to put them together. In view of the differential you may benefit from your physician having you see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
I have bad circulation in my hands. They're always cold and half the time they're purple. Advice please?
Need an evaluation: You need to be seen by a physician for this problem. It may not be serious, but it could be due to an autoimmune disease that can cause potentially serious problems that can be prevented or treated. Autoimmune diseases, such as raynaud's phenomenon or lupus, or other vascular diseases such as buerger's disease or other types of arteritis, can potentially damaging effects on the circulation. ...Read more
My daughters hands and feet are purple but it isn't cold here what could be causing this? She 14 months old
Peripheral cyanosis: What is the color of her lips & tongue? Does she get shortness if breath with any effort? Please take your baby to your pediatrician to evaluate her heart, she also needs consult with pediatric cardiologist. Good luck & take care. ...Read more
My hands are always either very red when I am warm, or completely blue/purple when I am cold. There is no discomfort, pain or numbness.
My entire left hand is purple/blue and it's cold. What could this mean? I haven't been in the cold outside, just at school in cold classrooms.
See details: It may be raynauds disease but there are other causes as well. This needs evaluation and I would urge seeing your family doctor asap. ...Read more
How serious is it that my hands and feet are almost always cold? Rarely do they turn a different color, like a purple tint.
Have to: Be careful for chilblains when going out in the cold. May have Raynaud's. ...Read more
My nail beds have been turning purple recently, now my thumb nail beds are so purple they're nearly black. My hands don't feel cold - what is this?
Possibly related to: Spasms of the blood vessels of the nailbed, so called Raynaud's phenomenon. Cold sometimes is a trigger. But emotional stress can set it off too. Exposures to many different things can. In some cases this can be related to associated autoimmune disease like lupus, or other disease processes. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a doctor in person, to make sure nothing more concerning is going on ...Read more
My hands and feet keep going really cold. And my feet and knees seem to go a really deep purple colour in places. Why is this? Thanks
Cold/purple hands/ft: Seek medical attention this week. Seems to fit Raynauds disease/phenomenon which is vasospasm in finger and toes related to cold or stress. Hyperactive response of the vessals. Is either primary of unknown cause or related to a underlying autoimmune disease, thyroid, lyme, carpel tunnel, MS. Worsened by caffeine and smoking, lo magnesium, drugs (like ADHD, b-blockers, bromoncriptine), repetitive work. ...Read more
Swollen knees on both, sometimes cold, sometimes hot. They are either red or purple. I dehydrate easily and my hands become red as well. What?
@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?
Unknown: Dha is an omega-3 fatty acid important for developing babies and children, so it is good to have some dha intake, either from breastmilk, formula, and/or foods. The problem is that it is not known how to tell if a baby has too little or too much dha, how much is needed, how much to give, nor how digestible or absorbable various dha brands are. Talking with a pediatrician can help with the details. ...Read more
When in the cold (below 50° and raining slightly), my fingers turn pink. But not my entire hand...Just my fingers...And knuckle turned purple. Help?
Possible Raynauds: It could be raynauds. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more
When my hands are by my side they go red/slightly purple. They go normal color if raised, happens in hot or cold, (not raynauds?) pulses fine? Thanks
Vascualr surgery: The symptoms described above seem to be do to an anatomic problem. It may be do to one of the vascular form of thoracic outlet syndrome or another related condition compressing or compromising blood vessels. Consultation with a vascualr or cardiothoracic surgeon is recommended. ...Read more
My hands and will oftentime be either very hot or cold. When hot they turn bright red, when cold a purple color. If my arms are at my side the blood?
Needs to be checked: It is hard to tell you what is causing your symptoms. I suggest you consult your doctor and get examined to find answer to your questions. It may be a circu;lation problem ...Read more
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