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How serious is it when my hands and feet turn completely blue sometimes?

How serious is it when my hands and feet turn completely blue sometimes?

Could be Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate and start treatment as needed. ...Read more

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Wkness/pain/burning/swelling both hands,no reflex L ankle,severe mid/low bk pain,feet tingly/xtreme pain/swollen, blue/purp toes.Related? What dr 2 c?

Wkness/pain/burning/swelling both hands,no reflex L ankle,severe mid/low bk pain,feet tingly/xtreme pain/swollen, blue/purp toes.Related? What dr 2 c?

Neurology: I would start with neurology to figure out where the problem is coming from - brain, spinal cord, periphery? Blood work and nerve testing will probably need to be done. ...Read more

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In all season if it hits anywhere from 60 degrees and below my hands and feet turn from pink to blue to white and become numb.Gloves don't work.

In all season if it hits anywhere from 60 degrees and below my hands and feet turn from pink to blue to white and become numb.Gloves don't work.

Raynaud's Disease: What you have described is a common and relatively benign condition in which cold temperatures trigger spasms of the arterial circulation particularly the hands. Proper protection for added warmth will protect as you have noted. In severe and frequent cases a type of medication known as a calcium channel blocker may help.Talk to your doctor about Raynaud;s Disease. ...Read more

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My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when i went to bed

My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when i went to bed

Itchy feet: Take a look at you feet to see if you have any scaling or redness in the areas. This could be a fungus (tinea pedis) /athletes foot. ...Read more

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Having severe pain and numbness in my hands and feet happens in the night while sleeping it wakes me?

Having severe pain and numbness in my hands and feet happens in the night while sleeping it wakes me?

GET IT CHECKED: You are describing neuropathy. Neuropathy has many causes, the diabetes is one of the most common. If he has not been checked for this, i highly recommend it. Neurologists and physiatrists can do noninvasive studies to identify this. It can be treated, but is always best in no what the source is. ...Read more

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I have been randomly getting blue hands on and off not due to cold. It has now spread to my hands and feet and still random. Also have a tight chest ?

I have been randomly getting blue hands on and off not due to cold. It has now spread to my hands and feet and still random. Also have a tight chest ?

Raynaud's Phenomenon: The symptoms you describe are suggestive of Raynaud's Phenomenon. This can be Primary or Secondary. Meaning, if secondary, it may be related to other conditions such as certain types of arthritis and even SLE (Lupus). Some medications can also contribute to this. It is best to see your Primary physician or a HealthTap Consultant to delineate further care. Wish you well! ...Read more

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My hands and feet sometimes turn blue and I have frequent heart palpitations. What kind of tests should I get done?

My hands and feet sometimes turn blue and I have frequent heart palpitations. What kind of tests should I get done?

Several: Electolyte levels, especially calciium, thyroid hormone levels, and 24-hr urine test looking for catecholamines and their metabolites. ...Read more

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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?

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