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I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombosytosis. This all started with my toe turning purple and painful. I've had us of legs. Nothing was found. Now what?

I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombosytosis. This all started with my toe turning purple and painful. I've had us of legs. Nothing was found. Now what?

ET: Likely your purple toe was related to ET, but maybe not. 1st have your MD explain how ET was diagnosed and what treatment goals are. That is too difficult to communicate in 400 characters. But generally normalization of platelet and WBC values is desired. ...Read more

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My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! What should I do?

My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! What should I do?

Go to urgent care/ER: You risk having a clot and/or infection with the toe turning purple/black; possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! ...Read more

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Hi my toe is turning purple inside the nail in the corner what can that be? It hurts to touch it

Hi my toe is turning purple inside the nail in the corner what can that be? It hurts to touch it

Subungual hematoma: Could be clotted blood from trauma, abscess if red from ingrown toenail, there are other possibilities as well, please see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The outsides of my pinky toes are turning red/purple and one has peeling skin.

Frictional.: Athlete's foot infection usually doesn't involve the outside of the little toe. The bottom and the space between the 4th and 5th is typically involved and it usually itches. You have no description of an itch. The redness of both toes is typical of shoe pressure to the sides of the little toe. Increased arteriole flow for red and secondary venous sluggishness for purple. Check your shoes for fit. ...Read more

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My feet have been turning purplish in color, and my toes turn bluish purple when in hot water. Why?

My feet have been turning purplish in color, and my toes turn bluish purple when in hot water. Why?

Circulation issues: Be seen and evaluated also consider acupuncture and chinese medicine to help balance you and alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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The tops of my feet are turning yellow and my toes are turning bright pink with spots of purple. Should I get medical attention now?

The tops of my feet are turning yellow and my toes are turning bright pink with spots of purple. Should I get medical attention now?

Foot Discoloration: I have never seen this pattern before as a practicing podiatrist, so I would definitely recommend you so a podiatrist or dermatologist to start. If the feet are very hot or very cold, I would ask for an emergency visit. If not, while you wait for the appt, try a topical anti-fungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) cream to see if it has any effect. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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I was Jumping up in the air I came down on the side outside of my foot up near my baby toe directly under It it's turning purple and swelling hurts?

I was Jumping up in the air I came down on the side outside of my foot up near my baby toe directly under It it's turning purple and swelling hurts?

Sprain/Fracture: You most likely sustained a sprain/ fracture in this area and should get an xray and treatment for it. Meanwhile apply ice packs for 15 to 20minutes 3 to 4 times a day and if not pregnant, have a contraindication or allergic to NSAIDS, use as dosed on the bottle for pain relief. rest and elevate the foot. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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Fell on foot sat. X Ray came back no fractures, radiologist has not read yet though. Foot is turning purple and going numb. Can't move last two toes.

Fell on foot sat. X Ray came back no fractures, radiologist has not read yet though. Foot is turning purple and going numb. Can't move last two toes.

Recheck: I would see the same doctor /facility or call the facility for radiologists read. Although fractures are painful, so are sprains. Hopefully ice, wraps and not walking on it until you are seen again will help! ...Read more

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Why are toes purple?

Circulatory problem: This is a sign of diminished blood supply to the toes. You should see your family doctor right away to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Why are my toes so purple?

Raynauds: There are several things that can cause this. Could be a circulation problem. At your age, I would look up raynaud's disease and see if this fits what you are experiencing. Its cold in cleveland in the winter! Could even be a dermatologic or pigmentation issue. ...Read more

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What is this purple brownish ring around my husbands toe?

What is this purple brownish ring around my husbands toe?

See below: It could be a bruise or infection.
See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my toe to have a big reddish purple dot on it?

No: Without seeing it, can't tell you anything else, so visit a doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more

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Both big toes have turned purple/blackish. No pain & don't recall any trauma. Has lasted 8 days.?

Both big toes have turned purple/blackish. No pain & don't recall any trauma. Has lasted 8 days.?

Black toe: With no injury history it is advisable to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more