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What Does It Mean When The Bottom Of The Baby Foot Is 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If brand new: This might just be from trauma - bleeding into tissue. However, if there is significant swelling, heat, redness, increased pain, purulent drainage - the would require medical intervention. ...Read more
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 Foot: Poor blood circulation, which can occur on its own or as part of other conditions such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Your arteries and veins are narrower and therefore there is less blood getting to the extremities such as feet and toes. You need to see a doctor, who can measure the percentage blood flow through your legs. ...Read more
I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. I have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?
My feet are almost always dark red and even purple and when i get in the tub for a hot bath my feet on the bottom almost look black ?
Hot Foot.: The hot water dilates the small oxygen rich capillaries, delivering more blood to the foot. The heat increases the metabolic activity of the tissue, increasing more waste product (co2). Venous congestion slows the slows the movement of the darker blood back through the venous vessels. The water causes the light waves to shift slightly to the blue side. It seems like a lot, but you asked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer