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Purple Feet (Definition)

Changes of the coloration of the feet to a bluish or purple color can have many causes and should be evaluated by a physician. Among the potential causes can include venous reflux disease, blood clot, arterial insufficiency, inflammation, ...Read more


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Edema legs feet ankles black/ blue sudden onset?

Edema legs feet ankles black/ blue sudden onset?

Fluid retention: Usually comes from one of 4 areas: heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The fluid shows up in the feet due to gravity. The black & blue discoloration may or may not be related to the swelling. Sometimes, the swelling can actually break a few tiny blood vessels to cause the black & blue, but it could be unrelated also. You need to see your doctor asap. Sudden onset of swelling can be serious. ...Read more

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Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?

Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand.  Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?

May be acrocyanosis: Some of these symptoms match acrocyanosis, which is a physiologic way that blood can cause pooling. The edema is not related . Cannot say why your hands are splotchy . Your evaluation may help clarify your medical situation. ...Read more

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Purple feet that tingle and blotch?

Purple feet that tingle and blotch?

Possible Raynauds: This may be due to raynauds, or poor circulation. If this is a regular or daily occurence, please visit your podiatrist for the proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Cold feet and looks like bruising on my ankles purple Redish colour. Even wearing socks feet still cold. Blood range normal not diabetes.

Cold feet and looks like bruising on my ankles purple Redish colour.  Even wearing socks feet still cold.  Blood range normal not diabetes.

Cold feet: Looks like there is a problem with blood flow to your feet. It is important to have this seen by your doctor ASAP. If things are not OK you are likely to be referred to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more

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My feet have been turning purplish in color, and my toes turn bluish purple when in hot water. Why?

My feet have been turning purplish in color, and my toes turn bluish purple when in hot water. Why?

Circulation issues: Be seen and evaluated also consider acupuncture and chinese medicine to help balance you and alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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Bottom of feet turn blue when sitting..Feet cold. No pain, good pulse in legs. ?

Bottom of feet turn blue when sitting..Feet cold.  No pain, good pulse in legs. ?

You need exam: Given your age, you really need to see a physician about that asap to rule out circulation issues. Cold feet is also a sign of low thyroid function. Even if thyroid levels are normal, your body may not be utilizing thyroid properly. Functional medicine doctors are helpful with treating this issue. ...Read more

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Cold feet and toes that turn purple.Do I have bad circulation?

Cold feet and toes that turn purple.Do I have bad circulation?

Yes: Now, you need to determine if it is large or small vessel disease. See a vascular doctor. You may have raynaud's which is a vasospasm of the blood vessels causing this problem. ...Read more

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8 years old has red rash, swelling legs, ankles, palms. Now face swelling, eyelids?

8 years old has red rash, swelling legs, ankles, palms. Now face swelling, eyelids?

Call your : Pediatrician.. Certainly i would rule out an allergic reaction....But, not sure why you haven't contacted the doctor yet... ...Read more

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Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Vascular: You need to see your dr asap. If this becomes worse before you can see your dr. Go to the er. ...Read more

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Does baby daughter with clubbed feet, clinched fists, small size haveserious condition?

Does baby daughter with clubbed feet, clinched fists, small size haveserious condition?

POTENTIALLY YES: Clubbed feet on its own and without any other associated dysmorphic features, does not have any serious implications, but when associated with other features, i.E clinched fist (beyond 6-12 months old) , small for gestational age, microcephaly(small head) etc. Should be a cause for concern, thus requires evaluation, both by a geneticist and neurologist. ...Read more

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Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.

Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.

Consult doctor: Your toddler may be suffering from disease called hand ,foot and mouth disease or some deficiency as of Zinc _a mineral .Since your daughter is not having fever along with peeling of skin -kawasaki disease is less likely , better get the child checked up soon and get treatment at the earliest possible . ...Read more

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Rashes on 2 months old baby's palm, face, feet, stomach, back , etc n cradle cap?

Rashes on 2 months old baby's palm, face, feet, stomach, back , etc n cradle cap?

Seborrhea: Seborrhea is another name for cradle cap. In addition to the scaly places on the scalp there are little red bumps on the trunk and head. The bumps are very fine and reddish. You could check google images for seborrhea to see if it looks like what your child has. Talk to your pediatrician about treatments. Sometimes a mild steroid such as cortisone is used. Sometimes an anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has spots like blisters on hands and feet and small light spots on legs and arms is this CP or hfm?

My 6 year old daughter has spots like blisters on hands and feet and small light spots on legs and arms is this CP or hfm?

Hand Foot and Mouth: One or 2 days after fever starts, painful sores usually develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin as small red spots that blister and that often become ulcers. The sores are often in the back of the mouth. A skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days. The rash is usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area. ...Read more

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23 yr old female, both feet feel swollen/tight but doesnt look swollen. Mother has/had hypothyroidism. Ingrown toenail on left foot (big toe)?

23 yr old female, both feet feel swollen/tight but doesnt look swollen. Mother has/had hypothyroidism. Ingrown toenail on left foot (big toe)?

Ingrown toenail: Please start by seeing a Podiatrist (foot doctor). If you want to you can also see your doctor and have your thyroid checked but that has nothing to do with your feet and toenail. ...Read more

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My little 5 month old baby has sweaty hands and feet. Why?

My little 5 month old baby has sweaty hands and feet.  Why?

Abnormal: Too much clothing is the first thing to thnk about. If not, then this is due to increased activity of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. See yhoyur pediatrician. ...Read more