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Blue Hands (Definition)

Hands may take on blue color due to decreased circulation, low blood oxygen level or in response ...Read more


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Both hands are going numb shortly after holding something hands are turning grayish in color on both hands?

Both hands are going numb shortly after holding something  hands are turning grayish in color on both hands?

Color changes can b: Circulationor an abnormal response to cold, as wellas nerve irritation that is associated at times with poor circualtory regulaiton and temperature changes. Other issues can be inflammatory or metabolic or endocrine ( such as diabetes or thyroid) a good general exam and bloodwork by your pcp should be the next step , gray and numb is not normal so best get it looked at. ...Read more

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Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?

Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?

Vascular? melanin?: The dark brown lines could be melanin deposition. Is the blueness could be vascular such as Raynaud's phenomenon which may result in numbness in fingers and toes, as you have normal labs. Also, 60,000 IUs is a high dose of D. Do you take that everyday? For how long? There could be various etiologies of your symptoms and I recommend seeing your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...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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Sudden swelling of hands and feet bright red with tingling and heat.

Sudden swelling of hands and feet bright red with tingling and heat.

Allergic reaction?: Possibly you are exposed to some allergen either in food or in environment . Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) apply Cortisone cream. If not better or spreading or Shortness of breath go to Urgent care please ...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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Why are my hands and feet always cold along with mottled skin?

Why are my hands and feet always cold along with mottled skin?

Raynauds: What you are describing pending no other candor ions such as anemia or hypothyroidism among others could be raynaud's disease. Keep your hands and feet warm and it may help. ...Read more

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My hands (mostly fingers) will suddenly turn bright red. Random fingers will be ice cold and others burning hot. My legs and feet get red patches too?

 My hands (mostly fingers) will suddenly turn bright red. Random fingers will be ice cold and others burning hot. My legs and feet get red patches too?

Raynaud's Phenom?: What you're describing sounds a little like Raynaud's Phenomenon - a blood vessel disorder that causes your fingers and toes to become red, then often pale, and sometimes blue as the blood flow becomes interrupted. It is common for this to follow exposure to cold conditions. If this is the case, it will likely require eval by a doc. Good luck! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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One of my hands was blue.. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

One of my hands was blue.. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

Frostbite does not: typically affect the entire hand unless there has been severe exposure, in that case having only one hand affected would be unusual too those are cases where both hand and both feet are affected from severe prolonged cold. Frostbite comes in stages, mild is irritated skin, then blisters then dark dark skin which looks dead. Circulation issues can give "blue" hands see your doctor ...Read more

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I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

Possible causes:: Increased fluid intake, increased body temperature, new medications, increased exercise. ...Read more

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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. There may be more than one condition contributing, or they may all be stemming from one systemic condition. A nerve conduction test would probably be helpful in addition to being seen and examined. ...Read more

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I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet,legs and arms,burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet,legs and arms,burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

Sounds like: some of your symptoms may be related to your fibromyalgia. It does not look like you are taking any medication for this. If you are having swelling/edema in your extremities that can also be a cause for the "burst veins". Varicose veins can also become inflamed, causing your symptoms. I would recommend you see your doctor to have these addressed. There ARE treatments for fibromyalgia! ...Read more

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Symptoms: rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest soreness, occasion white vision, numbness in pinky/ring fingers on right hand, orange urine.

Symptoms: rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest soreness, occasion white vision, numbness in pinky/ring fingers on right hand, orange urine.

Need evaluation: The information you provided is not diagnostic of any of the common disorders. To do a proper evaluation would require a detailed history, physical examination, and may be laboratory and imaging studies. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...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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I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this could be due to a variety of reasons, including blood clots, thoracic outlet syndrome - to name two. ...Read more

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