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Raynauds Disease Blood
It is a vasospasm...: Raynaud's disease causes low blood flow in periphery, e.g. Fingers, due to spasm in small peripheral arteries like in hands and feet. Accordingly, discoloration, tingling, numbness, and even pain develop. Due to the already decreased circulating blood volume in dehydration, a raynaud's condition could conceivably appear worse. ...Read more
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
Usually yes: A person with raynaud's disease has vasospasm but no identifiable cause (meaning there is no other problem, such as an autoimmune disorder, causing vasospasm). He can donate blood unless he has some other reason for not being able to donate. His raynaud's disease is not contagious. However, if tourniquets or BP cuffs around the arm have triggered symptoms in the past, he should not donate blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, only for causes: No, only for possible causes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was dignosied with chronic iritis, raynaud's disease, chronic dry eyes. Possible sjogrens syndrome. All blood work came normal what should do?
I have raynauds disease. I'm now experiencing blue legs while showering. Looks like blood is pooling. Extreme pain in feet while working out. Related?
Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?
Hi, what could it mean to have blood, protein, glucose and leukocytes in urine of a 15 year old girl? she also has raynaud's diasease + HSP
Autoimmune disease: HSP is one of the autoimmune diseases that are relatively common in childhood and generally resolve over many weeks and does not return.However,some patients with HSP will go on to have chronic autoimmune inflammation in their kidneys (and skin or gut) that requires evaluation and treatment by both a pediatric rheumatologist and nephrologist. If protein and blood are still in urine, don't delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Raynaud's syndrome is "secondary raynaud's", meaning that another medical condition is causing the raynaud's [henomenon. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can order blood tests and other tests to look for the cause. Raynaud's phenomenon is the vasospasm symptom itself, leading to cold, whitish fingers and toes due to decrease in blood flow (a blood test is not needed to verify the symptom). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was started on a blood pressure medicine for raynauds even though I don't have high blood pressure?
Opens blood vessels: We use blood pressure medications in raynauds quite often because raynauds is caused by closing of small blood vessels and capillaries particulary in the hands and feet which then cause the symptoms of raynauds. Blood presure medications help keep the blood vessels open and then decrease the symptoms of raynauds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiphospholipid syndrome, fmd, and raynauds syndrome, ab positive blood type, what can I do to be healthy?
Have had satisfactory results for blood tests for raynauds but am still experiencing symptoms like tips of fingers going purple. Agglutinin negative?
Raynaud's: Raynaud's can still be present with negative tests. Such cases usually are less complex than if the tests are positive. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins. Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?
Several: Glad you asked. Cold agglutinins damage red cells in the cold and may be elevated for unknown reasons in mycoplasma pneumonia, and also define the uncommon cold agglutinin hemolytic anemias. Cryoglobulins are antibodies that precipitate themselves in the cold; you may also be checked for these; the underlying disease associates are different. Be proactive and read up if the results are positive. ...Read more
I had an ischemic finger for 30 min following a blood donation and then kayaking the next day. Is it raynauds or vasospasm?
Being treated for Raynaud's, wondering if it hypoglycemia. hand and feet bother me, must eat candy to get up blood sugar. blood sugar never over 110.
Tx for Raynauds: Different from Hypoglycemia. Treatment for Raynauds: Try not to let your body get cold too quickly or change temperatures too quickly. Keep warm. If your hands and feet are susceptible wear gloves and socks. Do not smoke. Avoid medicines that cause blood vessels to constrict like cold medicines and diet pills. Avoid stress. Talk to your Dr. About Hypoglycemia. ...Read more
How do U DX Raynauds- wat r the blood tests caled, I av pitted fingers from cold W, tinging and pain with sores. GP said esr crp normal, its anxiety?
Dr suggested angina, stress test required. Menopausal symptoms. Low blood pressure. Raynauds phemonom. What type of angina would I most likely have?
?: I'm really not sure what you have in mind. Unless you smoke or have diabetes, I'll bet you don't have angina at all! You need a stress test to see if you have evidence of coronary artery disease and to help determine if you really do have angina or not. ("angina" just means the symptom that arises from inadequate circulation to the heart muscle.) ...Read more