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What Causes Toes To Turn Blue
Possibilities: This could be from trauma (like bruising), vascular compromise (diminished blood flow), damaged nerves, or more specific conditions like raynaud's (usually associated with autoimmune diseases). Talk to your primary care physician first and a referral will most likely follow based on his/her findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the leg veins to become congested with unoxygenated blood, resulting in swelling with a bluish color, while the foot and leg remain warm. ...Read more
Not sure: Black colored feet is not good and would suggest you get to er asap. Possible gang green. ...Read more
Thinning of sclera: When the white of the eye(sclera) gets thin then the uveal tissue the inner lining of retina show through as a gray blue color. Sclera can get thin near eye muscle insertion with age or with autoimmune disease secondary to an inflammation. Pls consult an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. ...Read more
Brusing: The normal process by which a bruise heals is through the reabsorption of the hemoglobin from the injury. The varying colors is the breakdown of heme, which is the part of the red blood cells that carry iron. The colorations are the varying degrees of iron in the tissues from the injury. Time will only allow it to heal. Warm compresses increase circulation, which may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do my nail beds of my fingers and toes turn blue and kind of tingly when cold? What could cause this?
Vasoconstriction: Due to the cold the blood vessels constrict and therefore decreases blood flow to the area. ...Read more
Raynaud's phenomena: The color changes you are describing are probably due to spasm of the small arteries in your fingers. Sometimes fingers will turn white when the spasm begins, then blue, and then red when the spasm resolves. Many patients don't seem to have all three color changes. Raynaud's is usually a harmless finding (primary raynaud's), but is occasionally associated with other diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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