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What Does It Mean When A Babys Hands And Feet Turn Purple
Acrocyanosis: Being cold causes vasoconstriction (tightening down) of the blood vessels in the periphery. This is called acrocyanosis. Hands and feet (and lips too) turning blue is usually from this and rarely a sign of heart disease, but you can check the tongue and inside of the mouth -- if these parts are pink when the hands/feet/lips are blue, then it is unlikely to be related to the heart. ...Read more
Even though I'm losing weight my legs swell badly and my feet turn purple. Recently the palms of my hands turned purple too. Worry?
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
28f I have ist, triglycerides are high 207 my feet turn purple if I sit or stand not on any medication. Should I be concerned? All my drs know
Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas.
Women are more likely to have raynaud's disease. It's also mor. ...Read more
Blood not returning: This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart. Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular disease specialist for consultation. Especially if you have a lot of varicose burns that you can see and/or pain when walking. ...Read more
Misinterpret: You misinterpret the color of your feet for "poor circulation". Poor circulation means inadequate arterial supply (blood rich in oxygen). Your feet turn purple when venous blood pools (blood low on oxygen, returning to the heart/lungs). Pooling occurs normally due to gravity and position. Obesity can be a factor for some people. I'll bet if U elevate your legs, the purple color will disappear! ...Read more
Blockage: You may have one or several arterial blockages in the lower legs. Either in the thigh or in the legs. You should see a vascular specialist immediately. An ultrasound will determine if you have an occlusion. ...Read more
My feet turn purple when I sit down or have my knees to my chest. My toes will even go white. Should I get this checked out?
Yes, this sounds-: -like Raynaud's symptoms. An internist is a good place to start. ...Read more
When sitting or standing my feet turn purple & grayish sometimes. No pain. Lack of circulation? Or something else? What can I do to help this?
My calves and feet turn purple with red blotches, hot and itchy when I'm stood up for long periods of time where it is warm or hot. Help!
If you were older: Imwould suggest a doppler study to exclude venous insufficien y. ...Read more
Feet turn purple when sitting and red when standing and laying. Been to hospital twice and a doctor. Said I'm to young (18) to have bad circulation?
I have Joint Hypermobility Synd. My feet turn purple when I sit or if I'm standing too long. Doc said Raynaud's but I thought that happens when cold.?
Further eval needed: Raynauds syndrome is a vascular response, in which, there is constriction of blood vessel, as a response to certain stimuli, not only cold exposure, but also, certain chemical and or sustained vibration, among other things. It could occur as an isolated finding or associated to an underlying connective tissue disorder. Joint hyper mobility or laxity of joints bears no relationship to Raynauds ...Read more
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
@ 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
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?
Have I got Raynauds? Hands and feet turn blue/purple when cold or when I don't move them for long periods of time. What can I do to help?
Consult vascular: Specialist and get appropriate work up. There is possibility of raynauds but young individuals can sometimes have hyper reactive blood vessels ...Read more
Pretty normal: Older children and adults control their temperature if they are cold or ill by decreasing circulation to the hands, feet and area around the mouth, reducing heat loss and causing these areas to look bluish. Normal infants and toddlers can have this reaction at random times unrelated to temperature. If a child is blue all over, or has breathing problems or fainting, more evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
My daughters hands and feet are purple but it isn't cold here what could be causing this? She 14 months old
Peripheral cyanosis: What is the color of her lips & tongue? Does she get shortness if breath with any effort? Please take your baby to your pediatrician to evaluate her heart, she also needs consult with pediatric cardiologist. Good luck & take care. ...Read more
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
How serious is it that my hands and feet are almost always cold? Rarely do they turn a different color, like a purple tint.
Have to: Be careful for chilblains when going out in the cold. May have Raynaud's. ...Read more
There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north.
If it is very bothersome I would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
May have: Raynauds. See md for referral.Get a more detailed answer ›
Even when I am really hot, my hands and feet are freezing. I go purple very often. Do I have bad circulation?
Raynauds: This is raynauds disease. See a rheumatologist for treatment options and also an evaluation to see if this could not related to any underlying diseases. ...Read more
My hands and feet keep going really cold. And my feet and knees seem to go a really deep purple colour in places. Why is this? Thanks
Cold/purple hands/ft: Seek medical attention this week. Seems to fit Raynauds disease/phenomenon which is vasospasm in finger and toes related to cold or stress. Hyperactive response of the vessals. Is either primary of unknown cause or related to a underlying autoimmune disease, thyroid, lyme, carpel tunnel, MS. Worsened by caffeine and smoking, lo magnesium, drugs (like ADHD, b-blockers, bromoncriptine), repetitive work. ...Read more
I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?
My hands and feet are continuously red / purple when nervous or a drastic change of temperature I also exclusively sweat within those areas why?
Need more data: This can be a normal physiology. It can be related to your medications, underlying physical status. Without your age, medical background and medications this is best discussed with your own physicians. It could be related to your medical status and your psychologic status and these are the areas your physician will cover. ...Read more
My 1 yo just got over hfm disease 3 weeks ago, now has bouts of purple hands and feet with red blotches. Can this wait until her check up in 3 wks?
Get it checked?:
Purple hands and feet I
we do not know if the rash and blisters had resolved before this purple hnds ;feet appeared now or it was change over of the original rash and blisters.
If the symptoms came after all had cleared up, than see your pediatrician
otherwise wait till the check up in three weeks. ...Read more
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