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Purple Feet Baby
No: Infants centralize heat. Their extremities can be a little mottled and the hands and feet purple. No worries especially if baby is eating, sleeping, pooping and peeing normally. ...Read more
Raynaud's: Can do that. There is a disease and a phenomenon. It is basically a vasospasm of the hands or toes when exposed to cold. ...Read more
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 more
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
How serious is swollen purple feet? My disabled 58 yr old brother is in a chair 24/7 and won't go to a doctor. He has mytonic muscular dystrophy.
Try to get him to move his feet, exercise a little.
Keep his feet elevated. ...Read more
My daughter who is 10 months has swollen and purple feet and hands, should I take her to er? They are not cold to the touch nor does it seem to hurt her, but she is unusually fussy! What should I do?
Why not call: Her pediatrician and ask exactly what you just asked.... ...Read more
I'm afraid to go to a doctor and have them tell me I'm wasting their time. Symptoms: Constantly tired, purple feet, dizzy and nauseous, fast heartbeat?
If you are afraid to go to a doctor your problems are only likely to get worse.
Please make an appointment to see a doctor. Only good can come from that.
If you are not satisfied with the first doctor you see make an appointment with a different doctor. ...Read more
35f swollen purple feet bi lat, full blood workup normal cept high rbc, hct, hgb. No b12 or D issue no circulation issue, no high bp, or not diabetic.
Polycythemia: Depending on how high the red cell/hemoglobin levels are above normal, you may be dealing with polycythemia. This can be either a reactive phenomenon due to smoking or some other oxygen-deprivation signal that tells the body to make more red cells, or a 'myeloproliferative disorder' affecting the precursor cells in the bone marrow. Consider seeing an internist or hematologist. ...Read more
purple feet/hands for long time. Wash hands a lot feel the cold anxious & am underweight. Is this due to heart failure? 19 no heart disease history
Normal in newborns:
Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated.
Acrocyanosis is the technical name ofr the purple hands and feet and it improves with time. ...Read more
Immature circulation: Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing. Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease. ...Read more
@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?
Unknown: Dha is an omega-3 fatty acid important for developing babies and children, so it is good to have some dha intake, either from breastmilk, formula, and/or foods. The problem is that it is not known how to tell if a baby has too little or too much dha, how much is needed, how much to give, nor how digestible or absorbable various dha brands are. Talking with a pediatrician can help with the details. ...Read more
I was Jumping up in the air I came down on the side outside of my foot up near my baby toe directly under It it's turning purple and swelling hurts?
Sprain/Fracture: You most likely sustained a sprain/ fracture in this area and should get an xray and treatment for it. Meanwhile apply ice packs for 15 to 20minutes 3 to 4 times a day and if not pregnant, have a contraindication or allergic to NSAIDS, use as dosed on the bottle for pain relief. rest and elevate the foot. Hope you feel better ...Read more
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?
Circulation problems: These symptoms could be related to poor circulation. Old age, history of smoking, history of vascular problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol could be contributing factors. Patients often have cold feet, they could have pain too. He should see a doctor for evaluation as these may progress to more serious vascular problems if left untreated. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Even though this may not be normal it is not necessarily anything to be gravely concerned about. The best way to evaluate this is to have a lower extremity venous ultrasound to make sure you do not have significant venous insufficiency (particularly in the deep venous system). We see bluish discoloration in people who have had clots in the deep veins and then subsequently develop reflux. ...Read more
It depends: It is generally not normal but maybe not dangerous. If you have purple-blue feet that are cold and painful when your feet are up and better when your feet are down, see a doctor immediately. The arterial supply in your legs may be dangerously compromised. If you have painful purple-blue feet when your legs are down and the color improves when they are up, it's likely related to varicose veins. ...Read more
Decreased blood flow: When your feet and legs are in a static position the muscles don't contract as much and you may experience a purple color to the skin ...Read more
Raynauds or stasis.: There are multiple possibilities for purple discoloration of the feet but the most common are-1. Venous stasis due to pooling of venous blood in the sitting or standing position because of decrease of the calf muscle pump, 2. Raynaud's syndrome which results in color changes of the feet and even hands due to spasm of the small vessels in the toes and hands and, 3. Vasodilation due to medications. ...Read more
Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when I stand up the color returns.
Vascular related: It is plausible that when you stand and walk the musculature system helps blood flow back thru the venous network but when you sit the blood pools in the feet letting it turn the color of venous blood when it pools. It is worth checking out with a vascular doctor. There may not be much to do for it, but it should be checked out anyway. ...Read more
My 7 month old son's feet are constantly blue/purple. They're hardly ever cold but always dark. Should I be worried?
Possible heart disea: This is highly unusual. It is very common to have blue/purple hands and feet in cold weather, when the baby's hands and feet are exposed. However having blue/purple feet may indicate a vascular disease. You nees to discuss this with your baby's pediatrician to explore this possibility. ...Read more
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