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One of my hands was blue.. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

One of my hands was blue.. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

Frostbite does not: typically affect the entire hand unless there has been severe exposure, in that case having only one hand affected would be unusual too those are cases where both hand and both feet are affected from severe prolonged cold. Frostbite comes in stages, mild is irritated skin, then blisters then dark dark skin which looks dead. Circulation issues can give "blue" hands see your doctor ...Read more

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I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye  twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

Sounds quite: lovely. Pigmentation changes. It isn't usually a sign of disease BUT if it were it would be a mineral pigment disease such as WILSON's DISEASE (copper, ring is copper colored) or hemosiderosis (iron, ring is iron colored. but skin is steel colored... grey, more noticeable than eye). ...Read more

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I see blue instead of grey and purple instead of brown. Is this being color blind?

I see blue instead of grey and purple instead of brown. Is this being color blind?

Not likely: Most color blind people have trouble with reds and greens. If you had blue-yellow colorblindness (rare), you would see gray instead of blue. You likely just perceive colors a little different than someone else. Colorblind people cannot distinguish certain colors at all. For example, they see no difference between green and brown. ...Read more

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What causes black and blue toenails?

What causes  black and blue toenails?

See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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I have pale skin, and my legs sometimes turn light purple and my veins are visible, while my knees turn a dark purple/blue color. No pain and not cold?

I have pale skin, and my legs sometimes turn light purple and my veins are visible, while my knees turn a dark purple/blue color. No pain and not cold?

Get a medcheckup: If you have discoloration of your skin, it can be a circulatory problem caused by conditions like Raynaud's disease(although cold temp is what is commonly responsible to bring out these changed in the case of Raynauds. Still a physical exam and blood tests including CBC and serum proteins should be checked. ...Read more

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I see blue instead of grey and purple instead of brown. Is this colorblindness?

I see blue instead of grey and purple instead of brown. Is this colorblindness?

Probably not: In the first place you are a women and the incidence of color deficiency is much lower in women. Secondly you might just be misinterpreting the colors you see compared to what a color normal person might see. You can go on line to find color vision charts or see your ophthalmologist for an analysis. ...Read more

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The beds of my fingernails are a bluish purple color. And my toenails are also a grayish color. Even when I warn them they are still that color?

The beds of my fingernails are a bluish purple color. And my toenails are also a grayish color. Even when I warn them they are still that color?

How blue?: Discoloration of the fingernails has many causes - this may be a normal variant. Sometimes, this can be indicative of a low amount of hemoglobin or oxygen in the blood. It may be a good idea to check some bloodwork. ...Read more

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Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Can people with  blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Of course: If you would prefer brown eyes to blue eyes, not the usual desire, then by all means wear brown lenses fit by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What will turn feet black & blue?

What will turn feet black & blue?

Bumping it: Sometimes you don't realize you do this. If one had a surgery, sometimes from a tight bandage you could have black and blue. From an injection site, skin can turn black and blue. If on blood thinners skin can easily bruise as well. ...Read more

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I shined a bright light in my eye and now everything is green and blue and I can't see certain colors is that bad?

I shined a bright light in my eye and now everything is green and blue and I can't see certain colors is that bad?

Eye condtion: If you are concerned about your vision please see an eye doctor right away. Catching something early on is very helpful and important. The fact that you put a light in your eye suggests you had some concerns about your eye in the first place. Loosing color vision needs to be a assessed by your eye doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My vision turns black example when ur in a dark room and ur eyes are adjusting to the dark but it's all black and my vision turns black once and then ?

My vision turns black example when ur in a dark room and ur eyes are adjusting to the dark but it's all black and my vision turns black once and then ?

Transient gray-out?: Please post another question to Healthtap, with some details to describe your discomfort. Do you feel light-headed as if not enough blood is getting up there (may occur with a bit of dizziness and the vision graying out and then coming back)? New illnesses, with or without fevers, may cause such head or vision sensations. ...Read more

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Woke up with a blue tongue(stained blue like from blue ice cream, not oxygen blue) but i havent ate anything blue. Im extremely confused by this?

Woke up with a blue tongue(stained blue like from blue ice cream, not oxygen blue) but i havent ate anything blue. Im extremely confused by this?

Waking up with a: blue tongue is unusual. Staining by something you ate (food) or ingested (medication) and unrecognized injury are common, but not serious, causes. Most causes, however, ARE related, in one way or another, to deoxygenation. Since blue tongue may be a sign of something serious, you should see a doctor if the cause isn't apparent or if it persists over the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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Why is my nails turning light violet from pink color?

Why is my nails turning light violet from pink color?

Blue Nails: Blue nails may be indicative of pulmonary obstruction, emphysema or lung disease. Blue fingernails may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of lack of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation. Another cause can be medications like minocin (minocycline). See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are black stools really black color? Like does the color look like the color of a black crayon?

Are black stools really black color? Like does the color look like the color of a black crayon?

Indication of blood: Black tarry stools are due to bleeding in the intestine. If you have black stools, see your doctor and not be concerned if it is really black. ...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 have a dark blue coloring under my eye, and some red streaks on them is this a sign of tiredness?

I have a dark blue coloring under my eye, and some red streaks on them is this a sign of tiredness?

Probably not much: Dark circles under eyes from lack of sleep is somewhat of a myth. It is much more likely to be caused by heredity, thinner skin there allowing blood vessels to show through, rubbing or scratching eyes, even allergies. Apply a cold compress (bag of frozen peas in clean cloth) to constrict blood vessels. A lack of sleep may cause paleness/hollow-eyed, making shadows and circles more obvious. ...Read more

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Im mixed Asian and white and is brown eyes black hair. My husband is blue eyes blonde hair. My daughter got blonde blue eyes how did she get blue eyes?

Im mixed Asian and white and is brown eyes black hair. My husband is blue eyes blonde hair. My daughter got blonde blue eyes how did she get blue eyes?

Blue eyes are..: ..A recessive trait. In order for a child to have blue eyes, both parents need to carry the gene for blue eyes, which they might even if their eyes are not blue. Since your daughter has blue eyes, both her parents have the blue eye gene. ...Read more

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