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Can raynaud's phenomenon ever be truly dangerous, to the point of losing fingers or toes?

Can raynaud's phenomenon ever be truly dangerous, to the point of losing fingers or toes?

Yes: In severe cases of raynaud's gangrene may develop in the finger tips and toes. This is often related to concomitant nicotine abuse and is seen in patients with severe scleroderma. It should be emphasized this is not a common occurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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I get raynaud's in my right fingers and toes only? Does this mean it is more likely secondary? What disorders can produce this symptom?

I get raynaud's in my right fingers and toes only? Does this mean it is more likely secondary? What disorders can produce this symptom?

See details: Raynauds can involve only a single finger or toe or involve several or all of them. It may not be related to any other disease or may be a component of an underlying connective tissue disorder. I would suggest evaluation by a rheumatologist for anyone with raynauds. ...Read more

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Can raynaud's affect your nose (as well as the fingers and toes) and if so how do you treat it?

Can raynaud's affect your nose (as well as the fingers and toes) and if so how do you treat it?

extremity disease: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the blood vessel muscular layer due to temperature extremes. It most commonly affects the feet and hands. I am not aware of any effect on the nose. The sensitivity of our faces (and our nose) to temperature extremes may mimic some of the symptoms however. ...Read more

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I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch. They last about 2 wks. Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch.  They last about 2 wks.  Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

Possibly: It is difficult to say without being able to visualize the lesions. If it is, you need to have the raynauds treated before the skin damage becomes major. See a rheumatologist to have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?

Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?

Unlikely: Without typical color changes in the finers, Raynauds is unlikely. Normal feet often will experience color changes in response to cold. ...Read more

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I have raynauds and i'm outside a lot. My fingers will hurt and i'll loose filling in my toes, it's there something other then bundling more i can do?

I have raynauds and i'm outside a lot. My fingers will hurt and i'll loose filling in my toes, it's there something other then bundling more i can do?

Avoid cold: The cold weather is causing your blood vessels in the hands and feet to clamp down reducing blood flow. Keeping those parts warmer is the only thing you can do either through clothing, staying inside, or moving south. ...Read more

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What are ways to cope with severe raynaud's syndrome (lack of blood flow to fingers and toes)?

What are ways to cope with severe raynaud's syndrome (lack of blood flow to fingers and toes)?

Keep warm: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the blood vessels, affecting the hands and feet, usually caused by exposure to cold. It is best to keep the hands and feet warm by wearing multiple thin layers of clothing rather than one bulky layer. Also, avoid anything tight on the feet and hands as this also prevents blood flow. Some people do well with biofeedback training to help control the vessel spasm. ...Read more

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Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Block constriction: Calcium channel blockers, especially Nifedipine treat raynauds by helping to block constriction of the small vessels of the hands and feet thereby improving the blood flow to those areas. ...Read more

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+ana speckled, +rnp 2.4 sever fatigue, bad joint pain, raynauds, fingers +toes, insomnia GERD dr says 250mg of mag daily ?Will that fix my problems?

+ana speckled, +rnp 2.4 sever fatigue, bad joint pain, raynauds, fingers +toes, insomnia GERD  dr says 250mg of mag daily ?Will that fix my problems?

Doubtful: See a rheumatologist for your constellation of symptoms and abnormal labs. The gerd doc and magnesium rec don't make sense with information you provided. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...Read more

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Can Raynaud's disease affect both hands including fingers?

Can Raynaud's disease affect both hands including fingers?

Yes: It can affect both hands and all fingers It can vary from blanching due to cold followed by blue and overly pink to actually causing severe damage to the fingers. It can be treated by excellent drugs and proceedures. ...Read more

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Can Raynaud's affect the entire foot or does it usually just affect the toes?

Can Raynaud's affect the entire foot or does it usually just affect the toes?

It could affect : The entire foot for sure.....I have patients in the winter who come inland the entire bottom of the foot is purple and then changes color. ...Read more

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Numbness in big toe- I'm 16. Should I be concerned? I have Raynaud's, could that be a cause?

Numbness in big toe- I'm 16. Should I be concerned? I have Raynaud's, could that be a cause?

Numbness: possibly but there may be other reasons such as local trauma if it persists be evaluated ...Read more

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What is difference between raynaud and cyanosis? How do I know that i hv raynaud or something else? When it happens my finger tend to look bluish-grey

Raynauds is spasm : Raynaud's phenomenon is caused by a spasm in the vessels usually caused by exposure to cold. It starts with the finger tips, toes, tip of the nose, and or ears turning white. This is followed by a blue color (cyanosis ). When the blood vessel relaxes the skin flushes as the blood rushes back in. 2 color changes are required for diagnosing raynauds. Cyanosis is is simply blue from lack oxygen. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and cool in certain circumstances. ...Read more