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Dr. Letrinh Hoang Dr. Hoang
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Should I consult a doctor about my baby’s purple feet?

Should I consult a doctor about my baby’s purple feet?

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.

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Purple Feet (Definition)

Changes of the coloration of the feet to a bluish or purple color can have many causes and should be evaluated by a physician. Among the potential causes can include venous reflux disease, blood clot, arterial insufficiency, inflammation, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Why do I have purple feet?

Why do I have purple feet?

Vascular: I suggest you be evaluated by a podiatrist or vascular specialist.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Is it normal to get purple feet when getting cold?

Is it normal to get purple feet when getting cold?

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.

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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Purple feet?

What is the definition or description of: Purple feet?

Discoloration: Changes of the coloration of the feet to a bluish or purple color can have many causes and should be evaluated by a physician. Among the potential causes can include venous reflux disease, blood clot, arterial insufficiency, inflammation, and many other possibilities.

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What do you think it could be? I also get purple feet in extreme circumstances

What do you think it could be? I also get purple feet in extreme circumstances

Cold feet: You MAY have a circulation issue. Please see your doctor who can check on that or other possibilities and help. Peace and good health.

Dr. Randy Lisch Dr. Lisch
Podiatry
34 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Purple feet that tingle and blotch?

Purple feet that tingle and blotch?

Possible Raynauds: This may be due to raynauds, or poor circulation. If this is a regular or daily occurence, please visit your podiatrist for the proper diagnosis and treatment options.

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Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What could cause red and sometimes purple feet?

Raynauds: It is possible you are having a vaso-spasm. This can cause color changes. I suggest you see your family dr.

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw Dr. Bradshaw
Pediatrics
years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it normal for an 11 month old to have purple feet?

Is it normal for an 11 month old to have purple feet?

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.

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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.

Vascular?: It sounds like you may have severe vascular disease, and need to see a doctor to see what can be done. Purple, almost black, and cold insinuate critical limb ischemia to me.

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Dr. Jay D Helman Dr. Helman
Podiatry
44 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist.

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Dr. Ellen Dillavou Dr. Dillavou
Surgery - Vascular
21 years in practice
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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!

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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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?

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?

Symptoms: 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.

Dr. Lewis Hassell Dr. Hassell
Pathology
35 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

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.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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

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

Cold hands & feet: In a skinny person are common, and can lead to the color changes, not a sign of heart failure since you don't have the history, best wishes

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

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.

Dr. Laura Webb Dr. Webb
Pediatrics
9 years in practice
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What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

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.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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@ 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?

@ 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.