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Newborn 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
No: Unless your baby is uncomfortable or having trouble breathing, it's not necessary. Babies normally have purple feet and hands, which is why they get 9's on the apgar test instead of 10's. However if the baby has purple or bluish skin elsewhere, or lips they need to be seen immediately, as this could be a sign of heart or lung problems. ...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
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