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Infant Purple Feet
Venous congestion.: Congratulations on your pregnancy! this can be an exciting time. This can also be a time of discovery for other aspects of your body. With a baby onboard, this space occupying heaviness can impede the normal venous flow from the feet and legs to the heart. Pooled venous blood in your feet is blue due to low oxygenation--in contradistinction to the red oxygenated blood flowing from the heart. ...Read more
Define purple feet: If your kid has pale or bluish/purple feet when they are exposed to a room temperature about 70 degrees but normal or pink in warm water, then the baby is shifting the surface blood flow to save energy. This is a normal function that allows baby to use energy for growth rather than to heat the feet.If purple in warm water you have a circulation/lung problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.
Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed. Should I get tested for APS or LA?
Purple feet: Purple feet (cyanosis) is usually due to congestion of the veins and is not a dangerous condition. If the feet are uncomfortable or swell you could get light compression stockings (15 -20 mmHg) as these would help. With your history I would see a rheumatologist to determine if this is part of a larger medical issue and whether further testing is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more
How serious is swollen purple feet? My disabled 58 yr old brother is in a chair 24/7 and won't go to a doctor. He has mytonic muscular dystrophy.
My daughter who is 10 months has swollen and purple feet and hands, should I take her to er? They are not cold to the touch nor does it seem to hurt her, but she is unusually fussy! what should I do?
I'm afraid to go to a doctor and have them tell me I'm wasting their time. Symptoms: Constantly tired, purple feet, dizzy and nauseous, fast heartbeat?
Symptoms: If you are afraid to go to a doctor your problems are only likely to get worse. Please make an appointment to see a doctor. Only good can come from that. If you are not satisfied with the first doctor you see make an appointment with a different doctor. ...Read more
35f swollen purple feet bi lat,full blood workup normal cept high rbc,hct,hgb. no b12 or D issue no circulation issue, no high bp, or not diabetic .
Polycythemia: Depending on how high the red cell/hemoglobin levels are above normal, you may be dealing with polycythemia. This can be either a reactive phenomenon due to smoking or some other oxygen-deprivation signal that tells the body to make more red cells, or a 'myeloproliferative disorder' affecting the precursor cells in the bone marrow. Consider seeing an internist or hematologist. ...Read more
purple feet/hands for long time. Wash hands a lot feel the cold anxious & am underweight. Is this due to heart failure? 19 no heart disease history
Immature circulation: Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing. Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was Jumping up in the air I came down on the side outside of my foot up near my baby toe directly under It it's turning purple and swelling hurts?
Sprain/Fracture: You most likely sustained a sprain/ fracture in this area and should get an xray and treatment for it. Meanwhile apply ice packs for 15 to 20minutes 3 to 4 times a day and if not pregnant ,have a contraindication or allergic to NSAIDS,use as dosed on the bottle for pain relief. rest and elevate the foot. Hope you feel better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My.Baby.Been.Hospital.Her.Hands.And.Feet.Always.Cold.And.Goes.Blue/purple.They.Say.She.Has.An.Innocent.Murmour.And.Thin.Bood.Vessels. Should i worry?
Blue hand /feet: Young infants commonly have cold and blue hands and feet. This is a normal thing for most very young infants. An innocent murmur is just that innocent and is not a problem. They will grow out of it. Many babies and young children have innocent murmurs. Sounds like in your baby these things are normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer