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When I am on my feet for a long time I get red welts on my legs that feel warm to the touch. My concern is because my father had poor circulation in his legs, my mother had her leg amputated becaus e of poor circulation.

When I am on my feet for a long time I get red welts on my legs that feel warm to the touch. My concern is because my father had poor circulation in his legs, my mother had her leg amputated becaus e of poor circulation.

Leg : Leg symptoms that increase with standing (swelling, itching, bulging veins, pain, and--possibly--welts as you describe) suggest a problem with blood flow out of the leg. Blood gets back to the heart, against gravity, because of the pumping action of the leg veins. The system requires three things: muscle contractions, one-way valves in the veins, and an open channel for blood to flow through. Of these, the most piece that fails most often is the valves. When they let blood flow the wrong way, down the leg, you get the symptoms listed above.

The best way to sort this out is to have your legs evaluated with ultrasound. An ultrasound study is really the only way to know whether the valves are working normally and whether there's some kind of blockage. ...Read more

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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

No: Very unlikely that pain would lead to poor circulation especially in a 34-year-old. You would have to have some heavy risk factors especially smoking to have arterial disease at such a young age. Raynauds can affect ladies your age but not usually in the warm weather. Certainly if your symptoms worsen you should see someone. ...Read more

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Explain poor circulation and its causes and symptoms and is it likely to hinder union of an ankle fracture if so why?

Explain poor circulation and its causes and symptoms and is it likely to hinder union of an ankle fracture if so why?

Need blood 2 heal: Healing of any tissue requires blood supply, better the blood supply better & faster healing, bone especially. Things that effect blood supply, r smoking, which u have control over, diabetes and arterial sclerosis r other common causes of less blood supply. The lower extremities r more susceptible than upper. ...Read more

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What sitting or standing position can lead to poor circulation in the foot?

What sitting or standing position can lead to poor circulation in the foot?

Probably neither one: Sitting on ones leg may cause numbness due to possible compression of a nerve, but it will not cause "poor circulation". ...Read more

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If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

Probably Not, But...: Although temperature does play a role in the outcome of an EMG/NCV study, most neurophysiologists check temperature during the test to identify this as a source of error. To some extent, the answer to this question depends on the results of the test and the skill set of the person doing the test. I would discuss it with the doctor who performed the test, if possible. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Does Poor circulation cause painless red splotchy skin on the upper thigh? I had that appear suddenly, &heard poor circulation! Help? What could it be?

Does Poor circulation cause painless red splotchy skin on the upper thigh? I had that appear suddenly, &heard poor circulation! Help? What could it be?

Unfortunately there: Are a number of diagnoses that could result in the skin signs you describe. It will be impossible to narrow it down without actually examining you. It could be as simple as exposure to cold or inactivity and as complex as neuro-vascular insufficiency. If it persists I would recommend you see a health care provider so that you can be examined and a thorough history can be obtained. ...Read more

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Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Sometimes: Poor circulation or clots can certainly cause an ulcer. However, people with neuropathy, who have little or no sensation on the feet are also very prone to ulcers: especially is any part of the foot is under a learge amount of pressure. Trauma and infection as well as pressure sores can also cause ulcers. ...Read more

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I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

Not necessarily: Cramps, tightness or "charley horses" during walking or activity might be intermittent claudication. This is a symptom common with pad. Cramps at night or during periods of inactivity that improves with walking is unlikely pad or poor circulation. Discussion with your physician may help further determine what the issue is. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will multiple surgeries on 1 leg cause poor circulation?

Need doctor's help! Will multiple surgeries on 1 leg cause poor circulation?

Possibly: It depends on what type of surgeries. If the vein is harvested for bypass, for instance, the venous and lymphatics are impacted and swelling can ensue. If the arterial circulation is impacted, symptoms may be pain with walking or even difficulty healing wounds. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of poor circulation in the leg with top of foot burning the day before?

Causes of poor : Leg circulation can be smoking, elevated cholesterol, fatty deposits in the arterial wall, radiation exposure. There are systemic diseases like diabetes that have increased chances of developing peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease does not develop overnight so your day before top of the foot burning pain is not such an important clue. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and am all of a sudden getting poor circulation in my right leg with pain in the back of my knee that radiates through my thigh what could this?

Unlikely: Unless you have a very rare disease, it's unlikely that a 23-year old's symptoms come from poor circulation. It's important because the treatment for circulation deficiency and other causes of pain is entirely different. Chondromalacia patella or related conditions is much more likely. See: http://www.Pamf. Org/sports/king/condromaliciapatella. Html. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience pain, cramping and tiredness in the leg while walking due to poor circulation?

Is it normal to experience pain, cramping and tiredness in the leg while walking due to poor circulation?

Yes: Claudication, a sypmtom of decresed arterial flow to the legs, will show up as cramping after a predictable distance of walking. Tiredness in the legs is more typically associated with venous problems. ...Read more

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I had op on l3/4 nerve was damaged then developed DVT sometimes my right foot is very cold could it be poor circulation or is this usual?

I had op on l3/4 nerve was damaged then developed DVT sometimes my right foot is very cold could it be poor circulation or is this usual?

Cold foot: Poor circulation could contribute to having the sensation of a cold foot at times. If the coldness is also associated with pain, this maybe a more serious problem. The history of a DVT could potentially contribute to this as well and an ultrasound could be useful to determine if the DVT is still there or if there is another issue with the veins in your leg. I hope this helps clarify this a bit. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

No: Aaas can be repaired using open surgical techniques or endovascular techniques. There are anatomical limitations to which aneurysms can be repaired using endovascular techniques. All aaas can be repaired using open techniques. The more complex the anatomy the bigger the surgery required. ...Read more

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What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when I awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when I awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

Two separate problem: Poor circulation should always be followed up by a vasc doctor. There are many reasons for possible neuropathy including but not limited to system disease, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medications or medical treatments. ...Read more

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I got a lrge tattoo on my foot a week ago. It hurts when it isn't elevated. I have poor circulation and immune system from anorexia. Is my foot ok?

I got a lrge tattoo on my foot a week ago. It hurts when it isn't elevated. I have poor circulation and immune system from anorexia. Is my foot ok?

What are you doing?: You should be concerned about your eating disorder if it is affecting your circulation. I hope you are seeing a psychiatrist as well as internist and dietician. Getting a tattoo is one of the worst things you could do with impaired immune system. I advise a comprehensive eating disorder program to help point out your self-destructive behavior and learn healthier alternatives. ...Read more

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Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and my legs have been getting red & blotchy. Could this be from poor blood circulation?

I am 5 months pregnant and my legs have been getting red & blotchy. Could this be from poor blood circulation?

Increase circulation: The most common cause of this is that during pregnancy there is an increase in your blood circulation. Many times there are small vlood vessels in the skin that become more open (dilated) and cause areas of the skin to appear red. If you press on these areas you will usually see the area turn white (blanching).
There are other possible causes so you should have your OB physician evaluate this. ...Read more

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I get red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

I get red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

Blood circulation: Raynaud's phenomenon. If you are having pain during cold weather then you might get benefit from taking Nifedipine during winter. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

What to do if I have red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

Cold temperature: Causes constriction of blood vessels, leading to poor circulation. Some people are more sensitive to cold than others. Using gloves during cold weather should help. If it gets bad you should see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also, I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Don't think so.: Celexa (citalopram) doesn't help circulation. It may reduce your anxiety. If you don't have any other symptoms, your condition is more neurological or psychiatric. Best to see your doctor to guide you and refer you to the right specialist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bad circulation in the leg?

What are the symptoms of bad circulation in the leg?

Claudication: Bad circulation can cause intermittent claudication and or ischemic ulcers. Need to consult a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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My leg keeps falling asleep. Is this from bad circulation?

My leg keeps falling asleep. Is this from bad circulation?

Unlikely: The sensation of legs falling asleep is probably unrelated to your circulation. ...Read more

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Can you find your pulse in your foot with bad circulation?

Can you find your pulse in your foot with bad circulation?

In two places: The posterior tibial artery runs behind the inner ankle bone prominence. The dorsel pedal artery runs down the middle of the top of the foot. These may be hard to find on yourself, because you have to bend your leg to feel your foot. Try trading pulse-feeling with a friend. And yes, poor circulation may make these pulses harder to feel, or decrease them altogether. ...Read more

Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more