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Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

No: Even though this may not be normal it is not necessarily anything to be gravely concerned about. The best way to evaluate this is to have a lower extremity venous ultrasound to make sure you do not have significant venous insufficiency (particularly in the deep venous system). We see bluish discoloration in people who have had clots in the deep veins and then subsequently develop reflux. ...Read more

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I have Joint Hypermobility Synd. My feet turn purple when I sit or if I'm standing too long. Doc said Raynaud's but I thought that happens when cold.?

I have Joint Hypermobility Synd. My feet turn purple when I sit or if I'm standing too long. Doc said Raynaud's but I thought that happens when cold.?

Further eval needed: Raynauds syndrome is a vascular response , in which, there is constriction of blood vessel, as a response to certain stimuli, not only cold exposure, but also, certain chemical and or sustained vibration,among other things. It could occur as an isolated finding or associated to an underlying connective tissue disorder. Joint hyper mobility or laxity of joints bears no relationship to Raynauds ...Read more

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I am anemic only 39 when I stand or sit my feet turn blueish purple is thus due to low iron?

I am anemic only 39 when I stand or sit my feet turn blueish purple is thus due to low iron?

No: Anemia does not cause your feet to turn purple. That is a circulation issue. Speak to your GP next time you see him about it. If you have dizziness when standing, shortness of breath or chest pain see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have purple toes on both feet for several months. They turn back to pink when I keep my feet up but returns when I stand or sit.

I have purple toes on both feet for several months.  They turn back to pink when I keep my feet up but returns when I stand or sit.

Venous congestion : you probably have venous congestion. When you stand up, the blood in the veins pools in you feet because the valves in the veins are not working properly. This causes the discoloration. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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28f I have ist , triglycerides are high 207 my feet turn purple if i sit or stand not on any medication. Should i be concerned? All my drs know

28f I have ist , triglycerides are high 207 my feet turn purple if i sit or stand not on any medication. Should i be concerned? All my drs know

Raynaud's disease: 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. Women are more likely to have raynaud's disease. It's also mor. ...Read more

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I have a broken leg they told me to keep it up and not to put pressure on it but when i sit down for about 20 to30 minutes my feet gets purple?

I have a broken leg they told me to keep it up and not to put pressure on it but when i sit down for about 20 to30 minutes  my feet gets purple?

That is normal under: The circumstances, due to the decrease in the circulation away from the toes & foot back towards the heart, due to the injury. This will get better over the next few weeks. For your own good, do not put your foot or leg hanging down, as it'll get swollen and change color, like your experiencing. Keep it elevated as much as possible. ...Read more

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What could be causing me these symptoms! my feet and hands get colder than normal , and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

What could be causing me these symptoms! my feet and hands get colder than normal , and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

Reynaud's: Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition called reynaud's which is caused by vascular spasm and reduced blood supply to your extremities. Where cold protection with gloves, scarf and hat. There are medications which can be helpful and some blood tests need to be done to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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When I sit down and my feet are flat on the floor they turn purplish red and they have white spots.

When I sit down and my feet are flat on the floor they turn purplish red and they have white spots.

Circulation disorder: A common problem in young women called Raynaud's , for an unknown reason the blood vessels constrict and cause these symptoms. You should protect your feet with thick socks and don't walk barefoot or smoke. ...Read more

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When I sit down after standing up for a while, my fingertips and soles of my feet feel warm and my fingertips go numb. Legs go purplish when standing.

When I sit down after standing up for a while, my fingertips and soles of my feet feel warm and my fingertips go numb. Legs go purplish when standing.

Numbness toes/finger: You may have a Vasospastic disease, such as Raynaud's. You might also have a problem with your nerves. Best thing to do would be to get checked out by a local physician, possibly a cardiologist. But you can start with your primary doctor who might send you for some additional testing. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Venous stasis: The retained blood with dependency or outflow restriction uses up, the oxygen and turns the blood and tissues blue- cyanotic. ...Read more

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When I don't move my feet for a while they turn purple. Why?

When I don't move my feet for a while they turn purple. Why?

Decreased blood flow: When your feet and legs are in a static position the muscles don't contract as much and you may experience a purple color to the skin ...Read more

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My feet have been turning purple when sitting/standing. What may cause this?

My feet have been turning purple when sitting/standing. What may cause this?

Raynauds or stasis.: There are multiple possibilities for purple discoloration of the feet but the most common are-1. Venous stasis due to pooling of venous blood in the sitting or standing position because of decrease of the calf muscle pump, 2. Raynaud's syndrome which results in color changes of the feet and even hands due to spasm of the small vessels in the toes and hands and, 3. Vasodilation due to medications. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when i stand up the color returns .

Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when i stand up the color returns .

Vascular related: It is plausible that when you stand and walk the musculature system helps blood flow back thru the venous network but when you sit the blood pools in the feet letting it turn the color of venous blood when it pools. It is worth checking out with a vascular doctor. There may not be much to do for it, but it should be checked out anyway. ...Read more

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For what reason do my feet turn purple?

Few reasons: A couple worth mentioning is "dependent rubor" which happens when a person has venous insufficiency. Raynaud's can cause color changes also, . ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

Sign of PVD: May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice. ...Read more

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