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What are the itchy purple patches under my soles of my feet and palm of my hands?

What are the itchy purple patches under my soles of my feet and palm of my hands?

Eczema?: Eczema would be my first guess (possibly with a secondary fungal infection). Unfortunately Donna to diagnose skin issues one must always see and feel the lesions. Can try treating with moisturizer several times a day along with mild steroid cream like cortisone combined with any OTC antifungal cream. If there in no improvement in 2 weeks time, please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Right foot swelling since 3/14 now i notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?

Right foot swelling since 3/14 now i notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?

Possible ganglion: There are some various things that can present that way. The area that you describe is a common place for ganglions to form. Another consideration, is the Extensor Digitorum Brevis muscle belly. This can become enlarged due to various stresses. It is located on the lateral or little toe side of the foot near the ankle.
If you are having pain from this you may want to have this checked out. ...Read more

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My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs.No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?

My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches,  yes he had water retention about 2 yrs.No its not going up the leg like cellulitis.  Any  idea?

Clotting?: It sounds as if your partner needs appropriate compression garments to reduce edema and swelling but this is best for venous stasis and not necessarily for arterial insufficency. I would be concerned about varicose veins as well as a potential blood clot(s). A peripheral pulse exam and possible ultrasound imaging may be necessary to evaluate possible etiologies. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My daughters feet are always turning purple but it does go away?

My daughters feet are always turning purple but it does go away?

Mgt: I would recommend four extremity blood pressure readings, and a cardiac evaluation by your PCP. Please have them obtain her pulse oximetry reading. A follow up virtual appointment may be booked online. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and toes purple?

Why are my feet and toes purple?

Raynauds is: A possibility, dependent rubor can present this way, venous insufficiency can at times present this way. A vascular doctor is good to consult for this type of problem. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why do feet tun purple color in a 80 year old man?

Why do feet tun purple color in a 80 year old man?

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

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Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

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

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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. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Venous stasis: The retained blood with dependency or outflow restriction uses up, the oxygen and turns the blood and tissues blue- cyanotic. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin on your feet at 55?

Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin on your feet at 55?

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

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When I don't move my feet for a while they turn purple. Why?

When I don't move my feet for a while they turn purple. Why?

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

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What could make my husbands feet swell and turn reddish purple?

What could make my husbands feet swell and  turn reddish purple?

Dependent rubor: Meaning a deep red color when the legs are in a dangling position. Oftentimes, this can be from chronic venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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My 8month has a purple mark on his foot that doesn't fade what is this ?

My 8month has a purple mark on his foot that doesn't  fade what is this
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Nevus: This is not unusual. The child has a congenital hemangioma or nevus. This needs to be followed by the doctor but is rarely serious. It may go away in time. Has it gotten smaller as many of them will do.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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My feet have been turning purple when sitting/standing. What may cause this?

My feet have been turning purple when sitting/standing. What may cause this?

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

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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. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when i stand up the color returns .

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

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My 7 month old son's feet are constantly blue/purple. They're hardly ever cold but always dark. Should I be worried?

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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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. ...Read more

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For what reason do my feet turn purple?

Few reasons: A couple worth mentioning is "dependent rubor" which happens when a person has venous insufficiency. Raynaud's can cause color changes also, . ...Read more

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Why could my hands and feet be incredibly purple?

Why could my hands and feet be incredibly purple?

If you are in: Cold weather - this does happen to people with raynauds. Anytime, something is described as "intense" or excessive" - pays to have it checked out though. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

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

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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. ...Read more