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My hands are always cold and blue. Could it be due to a blocked artery?

My hands are always cold and blue. Could it be due to a blocked artery?

Possibly: Cold and blue hands could definitely be due to a vascular problem. The three possibilities would be, 1) a blocked large artery of the arm, 2) a blocked vein in the arm causing venous congestion (blue color and swelling), or 3) a vasospastic condition of the hand called raynaud's phenomenon. Either way, the best test is an ultrasound. See someone urgently if you are having pain. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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What could be wrong with my 13 year old daughter her hands wont stop shaking and keep turning blue and green she is always cold we had the doctors check to see if it was circulation and it wasnt and I have checked her blood sugar

What could be wrong with my 13 year old daughter her hands wont stop shaking and keep turning blue and green she is always cold we had the doctors check to see if it was circulation and it wasnt and I have checked her blood sugar

Your : Your daughter needs to have another complete medical evaluation. Those symptoms are abnormal and she needs to have complete testing until it is assured that she does not have a serious condition. Please see your pediatrician again and share your concerns, and take a list of all of her symptoms with you. ...Read more

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My hands arealways cold & now my knuckles are blue, what does this mean? Do I have to go to the hospital? Almost always cold

My hands arealways cold & now my knuckles are blue, what does this mean? Do I have to go to the hospital? Almost always cold

I'm : I'm going to answer assuming that this is a bother rather than an emergency. It's usually easy to tell the difference. There is a range of response to cold. We all protect our core temperature (our brain, heart, lungs, etc.) by reducing the circulation to our hands. Some of us do this better than others. At the far end of the spectrum, people reduce there circulation so well that it is referred to as raynaud's phenomenon. A doctor can check to be sure there is no underlying problem, but most people with this issue are healthy. In fact, as a person who gets cold, mottled hands in the cold, i can tell you that the line between normal and disease can often be difficult to draw here. ...Read more

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My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?

My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?

See doc: I know it's easy to say you need to see a doctor, but i think you do need to see one. You may need to have your circulation checked for one. Also, other diseases such as vasculitis (blood vessel wall inflammation) as well as inflammatory diseases such as lupus or reynaud's may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could a partially blocked artery affect sex drive?

Could a partially blocked artery affect sex drive?

Sex drive is fragile: Most things can affect sex drive - positively and negatively. Health issues of all sorts are quite likely to. Part may be related to the physical impact of the malfunctioning and part to the emotional and psychological impact. Patience and trust and finding serenity regarding the medical issues can help with some of it. Symptom relief of the medical issue will too. Happy holidays! ...Read more

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Could a blocked artery increase blood pressure?

Could a blocked artery increase blood pressure?

Yes.: Narrowing or blockage of renal arteries causes the kidney involved to secrete the enzyme renin which activates the renin- angiotensin- aldosterone system (involved with fluid and blood pressure control). There are medications to treat the hypertension. If the high blood pressure cannot be controlled a renal artery stent may be required. Work with your primary care doctor and a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is there a process of declogging the blocked artery without operation?

Is there a process of declogging the blocked artery without operation?

No: Angioplasty is the non invasive treatment but still this is a procedure that requires intervention. There is no reliable non interventional means to open an artery when it is blocked. The best advice is to decrease the level if risk factors if you have any. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the blocked artery operation on your neck?

Its not minor: A carotid endarterectomy is a major operation but is usually well tolerated. In the hands of a well trained vascular surgeon the risks can be minimalized. Nationally the rate of stroke around the time of the surgery is less then 3% for vascular surgeons. Heart issues is one of the most common complications but is usually treatable. Death is rare less then 1% but can occur. ...Read more

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