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Occasional Blue Hands
Acrocyanosis: The vascular systems of young children are notoriously hyper reactive. Pallor or blueness results from rapid shunting of blood toward the vital organs when the body is chilled. As long as there is no associated blueness of the lips and tongue, this is likely nothing of concern. ...Read more
Probably normal: It can be normal for an infant to do this if they are cold. If her lips are not blue, then she's probably fine. I'd have your daughter discuss it with their pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: Raynaud's syndrome (or blanching of the limbs) is exactly what you describe . However this is not a disease--it is a syndrome which can be caused by multiple disorders. This needs evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more
I have been randomly getting blue hands on and off not due to cold. It has now spread to my hands and feet and still random. Also have a tight chest ?
Raynaud's Phenomenon: The symptoms you describe are suggestive of Raynaud's Phenomenon. This can be Primary or Secondary. Meaning, if secondary, it may be related to other conditions such as certain types of arthritis and even SLE (Lupus). Some medications can also contribute to this. It is best to see your Primary physician or a HealthTap Consultant to delineate further care. Wish you well! ...Read more
16wks pregnant, bad back, blue hands (not cold or hot) with headaches should I get checked urgently or wait for appointment next week?
Those are all: symptoms of normal pregnancy. Though I would definitely keep that appointment -- even if for peace of mind. God knows you have enough problems to worry about without having to worry about the baby itself. Enjoy the ride and congratulations. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
12 months old with 2 day history of high temps awoke from a longer than usual nap with blue hands feet lips and nose?
Get checked out: Body makes fever by decreasing blood flow to skin and thus keeps the heat in the body. So the blue hands/feet/nose may jsut be a result of this movement of blood flow away form skin. However, when you start talking about blue lips, and certianly if inside of mouth (ie tongue...) is bluish, this is emergency and needs to get checked out right away. ...Read more
My 19 month old has a sporatic intermitten low grade fever), w/shivers, ice cold/ blue hands & feet and splotchy skin, but acts fine. Should I worry?
Needs doctor: Please bring your child to a physician ASAP. This is not normal and may be very dangerous. ...Read more
Random blue hands while warm, tight chest, short of breath, sore neck, throbbing heart. 17wks pregnant. Worrisome symptoms?
Play it safe: See your obstetrician and see a cardiologist who has experience with pregnant patients. The assessment of your symptoms should reveal the underlying cause and will suggest the treatment. ...Read more
I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.
Vein valve: The vein has valve to direct blood flow one direction, where engorging may happen, as the blood pooling which direction of blood went opposite, different direction. It may be temporary or may contain blood clot. The superficial vein clots may not make emboli but painful bulging. It usually subside without specific tratment. ...Read more
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