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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
My feet turn purple when I sit down or have my knees to my chest. My toes will even go white. Should I get this checked out?
Yes, this sounds-: -like Raynaud's symptoms. An internist is a good place to start. ...Read more
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
Sometimes when I sit in certain positions or stand in a weird way my feet get a bit purple looking. Goes away as soon as I move, pulses fine? Thanks
May be okay: Certain position may comprimize terminal vessels to digits causing discoloration. Without pain, it may be observed. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
I'm only 19 and i often find my feet and legs turning purple/bluish when I stand or even sit. What can I do to prevent worse issues in the future?
See a doctor: You need an evaluation to find the cause of the problem and prevent future trouble. ...Read more
Extremities way colder than normal. Tops of my feet turn red/purple and I can leave imprints with my fingers.If I smoke a cig I get reallyweak. Causes?
What could be causing me these symptoms! My feet and hands get colder than normal, and most 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
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
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. The 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
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
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
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
Blood not returning: This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart. Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular disease specialist for consultation. Especially if you have a lot of varicose burns that you can see and/or pain when walking. ...Read more
Go to er: Swollen feet can be caused by many things like poor venous flow, heart failure, or weight. However, purple feet is concerning. This could mean restricted blood flow which is present, can be very serious. If that is present or if your feet are cold or numb, go to the ER now for testing. ...Read more
May have: Raynauds. See md for referral.Get a more detailed answer ›
My feet are red and purple and when you look to the side of my foot the line of the purple is really bad???
Explanation : It's impossible to give you professional answer due to many unknown factors. How old are you, how long this problem exist, when it worse: after walking for minutes or hours, in sitting position and so on. But my advice will be: just put your foot up for rest 15-30 min and make some massage. If It will be not ok, go to doctor. ...Read more
My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. I'm 23.
Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compressed or if the vessels tighten themselves and lessen the blood flow. Sometimes, blood flow will change due to nerve signals or chemical signals telling the vessels to constrict. A primary doctor and a rheumatologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more
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Really need more info.
But I would see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
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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