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Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Yes: Raynaud's can occur at anytime of year but is less common in warmer weather. Smoking and excessive caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Also, minimize the handling of ice cold beverages. Keep air conditioning settings at comfortable, not cold. Be aware that restaurants and more expensive stores keep the temperature settings low. ...Read more

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


Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What are symptoms of raynauds disease?

What are symptoms of raynauds disease?

Raynaud's: cold sensitivity of the digits of the hands and feet secondary to cold exposure, trauma, or stress. Very often the digits will have color changes, white, blue with exposure, and then red when reentry into a warm area. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What are the typical symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

What are the typical  symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Hand problems.: Patients with raynaud's have a problem with arteriolar spasm with cold or fear/anxiety. The condition varies in severity, but you will typically see whiteness above your pips (second joint of the fingers) followed by pup=rple, and then redness accompanied by pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Wu Dr. Wu
Surgery - Vascular
14 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

What are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

Raynaud's: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. This usually gets better when the hands are warmed. At worst it can cause ulcerations of the fingers. ...Read more

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Dr. Andras Perl Dr. Perl
Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine
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Is one of the symptoms of raynaud's disease, tingling?

Is one of the symptoms of raynaud's disease, tingling?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome relates to changes in blood perfusion of the fingers and toes which can change sensation of cold and cause tingling. ...Read more

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Dr. Apostolos Kontzias Dr. Kontzias
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
13 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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What are the signs and symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome?

Paleness, pain, numb: Color changes usually triple color changes -white, blue, red- upon cold exposure or stress. You may experience pain and numbness in the affected fingers or toes resulting from decreased circulation and blood flow. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Which are the most common symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Which are the most common symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Hand problems.: Patients with raynaud's have a problem with arteriolar spasm with cold or fear/anxiety. The condition varies in severity, but you will typically see whiteness above your pips (second joint of the fingers) followed by pup=rple, and then redness accompanied by pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot Dr. Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
39 years in practice
University of Kerala, Kottayam Medical College
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Please explain what are some symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Please explain what are some symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Pain: Pain discoloration and especially when exposed to cold temp. Usually turns while pale while handling cold .Like putting hand in freezer and color returns and pain goes away later all due to vasospasms. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What can one do to prevent /lessen symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can one do to prevent /lessen symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Avoid cold temp.: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What can offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Vascular Spasms: The classic description is the changes in color of your finger in response to stress or cold. The colors can be red, blue and white. I like to see white to make the diagnosis. This can occur in the fingers, the toes or even the nose of ears. This can occur in people with a connective tissue disease like lupus or scleroderma: Raynaud Syndrome it can run in families and is called Raynau Disease ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Which will help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Many things: Raynauds is caused by a spasm of very small blood vessels usually in response to coled exposure or occasionally with emotional upset. The main objective is to keep the digits warm. This can be done by mechanical warming with gloves or chemical warders or using medications that open up the circulation. Many of these are used to treat hypertension the most common drugs are calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What can I do to help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can I do to help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Avoid cold, triggers: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Skow Dr. Skow
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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My sister is 22 and generally healthy (though possibly gluten sensitive or maybe has celiac disease; she also gets symptoms of Raynauds disease). She just found out she has anemia. What are some possible reasons for/explanations of the anemia? Thx.

My sister is 22 and generally healthy (though possibly gluten sensitive or maybe has celiac disease; she also gets symptoms of Raynauds disease). She just found out she has anemia. What are some possible reasons for/explanations of the anemia? Thx.

Anemia: there are many causes for anemia but iron deficiency tends to be the more likely in females of her age particularly with blood loss from menstraul cycles. blood loss may also occur from her GI tract but typically with something more sinister then gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity in itself would not directly cause anemia ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lafferty Dr. Lafferty
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
26 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern? Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?

How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern?  Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital  ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?

Somewhat: ANA in titers of 1:160 occur in up to 10 % of the population as does raynaud's, especially in smokers. However, digital ischemia is less common and more concerning as is the ph. You should definitely see a doctor for these if you are not already doing so. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp. I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms. No raynaud's, though. ?

I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp.  I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms.  No raynaud's, though. ?

Big picture: My first concerns are whether your gerd is real -- get endoscoped, and it may be the cause of your cough and if so this is dangerous. There are several rnp's that speak either to mixed connective tissue disease or scleroderma; the latter's unlikely with no raynaud's though gerd can mimic the esophageal troubles. Just my thoughts; others will share as well. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta Dr. Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms associated with raynaud's phenomenon?

Pain: The fingers can turn red, white, blue, and this is painful. The sequence is often triggered by exposure to cold. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?

What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?

Usually nothing: About 99% of people with raynaud's have no underlying disease. Scleroderma is preceded by raynaud's, as are a few other thankfully-rare illnesses, but these announce themselves quickly. Sounds like good news. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr suggested angina, stress test required. Menopausal symptoms. Low blood pressure. Raynauds phemonom. What type of angina would I most likely have?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

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