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What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

Venous congestion.: Congratulations on your pregnancy! this can be an exciting time. This can also be a time of discovery for other aspects of your body. With a baby onboard, this space occupying heaviness can impede the normal venous flow from the feet and legs to the heart. Pooled venous blood in your feet is blue due to low oxygenation--in contradistinction to the red oxygenated blood flowing from the heart. ...Read more

Purple Feet (Definition)

Changes of the coloration of the feet to a bluish or purple color can have many causes and should be evaluated by a physician. Among the potential causes can include venous reflux disease, blood clot, arterial insufficiency, inflammation, ...Read more


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Should I consult a doctor about my baby’s purple feet?

Should I consult a doctor about my baby’s purple feet?

No: Infants centralize heat. Their extremities can be a little mottled and the hands and feet purple. No worries especially if baby is eating, sleeping, pooping and peeing normally. ...Read more

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Why do I have purple feet?

Why do I have purple feet?

Vascular: I suggest you be evaluated by a podiatrist or vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get purple feet when getting cold?

Is it normal to get purple feet when getting cold?

Raynaud's: Can do that. There is a disease and a phenomenon. It is basically a vasospasm of the hands or toes when exposed to cold. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Purple feet?

What is the definition or description of: Purple feet?

Discoloration: Changes of the coloration of the feet to a bluish or purple color can have many causes and should be evaluated by a physician. Among the potential causes can include venous reflux disease, blood clot, arterial insufficiency, inflammation, and many other possibilities. ...Read more

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What could cause red and sometimes purple feet?

Raynauds: It is possible you are having a vaso-spasm. This can cause color changes. I suggest you see your family dr. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 11 month old to have purple feet?

Is it normal for an 11 month old to have purple feet?

Define purple feet: If your kid has pale or bluish/purple feet when they are exposed to a room temperature about 70 degrees but normal or pink in warm water, then the baby is shifting the surface blood flow to save energy. This is a normal function that allows baby to use energy for growth rather than to heat the feet.If purple in warm water you have a circulation/lung problem. ...Read more

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Purple feet that tingle and blotch?

Possible Raynauds: This may be due to raynauds, or poor circulation. If this is a regular or daily occurence, please visit your podiatrist for the proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.

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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst.  Polio at the age of 16.

Vascular?: It sounds like you may have severe vascular disease, and need to see a doctor to see what can be done. Purple, almost black, and cold insinuate critical limb ischemia to me. ...Read more

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed. Should I get tested for APS or LA?

Purple feet: Purple feet (cyanosis) is usually due to congestion of the veins and is not a dangerous condition. If the feet are uncomfortable or swell you could get light compression stockings (15 -20 mmHg) as these would help. With your history I would see a rheumatologist to determine if this is part of a larger medical issue and whether further testing is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm afraid to go to a doctor and have them tell me I'm wasting their time. Symptoms: Constantly tired, purple feet, dizzy and nauseous, fast heartbeat?

I'm afraid to go to a doctor and have them tell me I'm wasting their time. Symptoms: Constantly tired, purple feet, dizzy and nauseous, fast heartbeat?

Symptoms: If you are afraid to go to a doctor your problems are only likely to get worse. Please make an appointment to see a doctor. Only good can come from that. If you are not satisfied with the first doctor you see make an appointment with a different doctor. ...Read more

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35f swollen purple feet bi lat,full blood workup normal cept high rbc,hct,hgb. no b12 or D issue no circulation issue, no high bp, or not diabetic .

35f swollen purple feet bi lat,full blood workup normal cept high rbc,hct,hgb. no b12 or D issue no circulation issue, no high bp, or not diabetic .

Polycythemia: Depending on how high the red cell/hemoglobin levels are above normal, you may be dealing with polycythemia. This can be either a reactive phenomenon due to smoking or some other oxygen-deprivation signal that tells the body to make more red cells, or a 'myeloproliferative disorder' affecting the precursor cells in the bone marrow. Consider seeing an internist or hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis is the technical name ofr the purple hands and feet and it improves with time. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

Immature circulation: Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing. Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease. ...Read more

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If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

Not at all: Central cyanosis (blue all over) makes us worry about problems oxygenating the blood & could represent a lung problem or a shunt (extra connection) in the heart that might let blood cross from right to left & avoid the lungs. Peripheral cyanosis (blue hands, feet, lips, etc.) merely reflects sluggish blood flow through these peripheral capillaries. Very common in cold children, & not dangerous. ...Read more

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Swollen feet and toe is purple with blood. What does this mean?

Swollen feet and toe is purple with blood. What does this mean?

Many causes: First you should get it checked by pcp but could be caused by blood flow issues to leg and foot. Tests will be ordered and likely seen by vascular surgeon or cardiologist. Have any recent changes in your heath occurred? ...Read more

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@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

Unknown: Dha is an omega-3 fatty acid important for developing babies and children, so it is good to have some dha intake, either from breastmilk, formula, and/or foods. The problem is that it is not known how to tell if a baby has too little or too much dha, how much is needed, how much to give, nor how digestible or absorbable various dha brands are. Talking with a pediatrician can help with the details. ...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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If my ankle and foot falls asleep could that mean I have nerve damage? It's turning purple on the ankle & I felt it pop, so could it be cracked?

If my ankle and foot falls asleep could that mean I have nerve damage? It's turning purple on the ankle & I felt it pop, so could it be cracked?

Yes or blood vessels: Numbness could be due to nerve damage, but turning purple may mean there's an interruption in blood flow. Weakness and pain may be associated. See your doctor, especially if this is progressing. ...Read more

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My.Baby.Been.Hospital.Her.Hands.And.Feet.Always.Cold.And.Goes.Blue/purple.They.Say.She.Has.An.Innocent.Murmour.And.Thin.Bood.Vessels. Should i worry?

My.Baby.Been.Hospital.Her.Hands.And.Feet.Always.Cold.And.Goes.Blue/purple.They.Say.She.Has.An.Innocent.Murmour.And.Thin.Bood.Vessels. Should i worry?

Blue hand /feet: Young infants commonly have cold and blue hands and feet. This is a normal thing for most very young infants. An innocent murmur is just that innocent and is not a problem. They will grow out of it. Many babies and young children have innocent murmurs. Sounds like in your baby these things are normal. ...Read more

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My daughters feet are always turning purple but it does go away?

My daughters feet are always turning purple but it does go away?

Mgt: I would recommend four extremity blood pressure readings, and a cardiac evaluation by your PCP. Please have them obtain her pulse oximetry reading. A follow up virtual appointment may be booked online. ...Read more

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Why do feet tun purple color in a 80 year old man?

Why do feet tun purple color in a 80 year old man?

Circulation problems: These symptoms could be related to poor circulation. Old age, history of smoking, history of vascular problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol could be contributing factors. Patients often have cold feet, they could have pain too. He should see a doctor for evaluation as these may progress to more serious vascular problems if left untreated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

No: Even though this may not be normal it is not necessarily anything to be gravely concerned about. The best way to evaluate this is to have a lower extremity venous ultrasound to make sure you do not have significant venous insufficiency (particularly in the deep venous system). We see bluish discoloration in people who have had clots in the deep veins and then subsequently develop reflux. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Venous stasis: The retained blood with dependency or outflow restriction uses up, the oxygen and turns the blood and tissues blue- cyanotic. ...Read more