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Purple Marks On Feet
I have a red/purple mark on the top of my foot I haven't had it there always I don't know when it showed it's been there for months doesn't hurt at al?
Have it looked at: Any hyperpigmented mark should always be examined. ...Read more
My 20 week old daughter was asleep and her foot when bright purple with white round marks all over it?
Take baby to E.R.: Some possibilities such as, The position of the baby foot or any pressure on foot while sleeping might caused this discoloration or result of some bug bite on foot. It may be sign of some infection. The baby should be examined by doctor and treated as soon as possible, Go to E.R. ...Read more
Toes have turned purple and I have see through marks on the underneath of each toe they are also swollen and very pain full and my feet are freezing?
Don't know what-: - see through marks are but you could have Raynaud's symptoms. A visit to your MD could help. ...Read more
I was bathing my 3 month 4 week old son and noticed purple marks, "looks like bruises", on the bottom of both his feet is that normal?
No.: It is not unusual to see a diffuse bluish color to the feet if the baby gets a little chilled or if you are holding him upright and gripping him snugly by the thighs, but the discoloration clears with warmth or position change. Bluish purple marks on the lower back and butt called Mongoloan spots are present from birth. Does it wash off? Dye from socks can stain. If not, consider injury. Who? ...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
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
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
Blood not returning: This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart. Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular disease specialist for consultation. Especially if you have a lot of varicose burns that you can see and/or pain when walking. ...Read more
Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the leg veins to become congested with unoxygenated blood, resulting in swelling with a bluish color, while the foot and leg remain warm. ...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