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Toe Turning Purple
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
My mother is suffering severe odemia and a cough. Her toes are turning purple. My mother is 60 and she had a brain hemhorrage due to high Coumadin (warfarin).?
See doctor ASAP: A number of different severe problems can cause this. She should see a doctor promptly. ...Read more
Fingers and toes turning sometimes black-purple, sometimes white. Thought Reynaud but not dependent on stress, temperature, . .. What could it be?
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
My feet have been turning purplish in color, and my toes turn bluish purple when in hot water. Why?
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
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
I have a infection on my middle toe, on keflex not working, on Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) toe plus 2 are turning bluish purple now what? Sharp pains
My feet have been turning purple and grey, they're cold most of the time and some toes go numb also, how do I choose a doctor about This? Be
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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.
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
It could be a bruise or infection.
See a podiatrist. ...Read more
No: Without seeing it, can't tell you anything else, so visit a doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more
Wider shoes: Your shoes are squeezing your toes too tight ...Read more
Venous congestion: Sounds like the most likely culpritGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I hit my toe on the corner of the wall and now the side of it is purple and black. And hurts to move. Is it broken?
Possibly: The only way to tell for sure is with an x-ray and medical evaluation. ...Read more