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What does it mean when your fingers are always cold and wounds on them are slow to heal?

What does it mean when your fingers are always cold and wounds on them are slow to heal?

Cold fingers: You really should see a clinician to look at your hands. There is a large circle of patients who have a sensation of cold extremities; there are also a large circle of patients with cuts on their fingers from lack of moisture and minor injuries. Only a small group of patients have a rare condition called raynaud's that requires careful attention. This requires a physical examination. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why my fingers are always cold?

What are some reasons why my fingers are always cold?

Circulation: Get evaluated by your physician as it could be signs of poor circulation. It could be a vasculitis or peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke, stop! have your circulation evaluated to prevent potential complications. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers are always cold and never warm?

Why are my hands and fingers are always cold and never warm?

Poor circulation.: You may have poor circulation. This could mean a heart issue or another medical problem. You should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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My hands and especially fingers are always cold, even when it's warm outside. Also my palms most of the time are sweaty. How to deal with this?

My hands and especially fingers are always cold, even when it's warm outside. Also my palms most of the time are sweaty. How to deal with this?

Poss Raynaud's Phen: This sounds like something called Raynaud's phenomenon or Raynaud's disease. This is a condition of extreme extremity sensitivity to cold, where the blood vessels actually constrict in response to cold. You should have an evaluation. Can be done on HealthTap if you can take blood pressure and send pics of hands or via a video chat. If dx'd various tx options. Some respond better to one or another. ...Read more

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Why are my finger tips and toe tips always cold?

Why are my finger tips and toe tips always cold?

Circulation check: Circulation in the smallest blood vessels of the finger tips and toes could be to blame - this may be helped by completely stopping any caffeine use for a few weeks. ...Read more

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This is annoying, so I have to ask. My fingers and toes are always cold no matter how hot it is. What is wrong with me?

This is annoying, so I have to ask. My fingers and toes are always cold no matter how hot it is. What is wrong with me?

Rayanauds: Is a possibility. This is when the small blood vessels can go into vasospasm. This could be an entity by itself or associated with another disease process. ...Read more

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My finger tips and toes are always cold and sometimes numb. Could I be anenmic? Im always cold.

My finger tips and toes are always cold and sometimes numb. Could I be anenmic? Im always cold.

Maybe, but unlikely: Cold finger tips and toes are usually not caused by anemia, but a cold environment. Some people are more sensitve to the cold than others. There is a condition called raynaud phenomenon which is an exaggerated vascular response to the cold where the fingers and toes become almost white in reponse to the cold. I recommend seeing your doctor about further testing (including anemia) for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am always cold. When it is 60°f my friends feel comfortable, but i begin to shiver. In summer i feel cold. Sometimes my fingers and lips turn blue.

I am always cold. When it is 60°f my friends feel comfortable, but i begin to shiver. In summer i feel cold. Sometimes my fingers and lips turn blue.

Cold: External body temperature controlled by metabolic rate and skin circulation make sure you donot have fever rule out hypothyroid you could have vessel spasm called raynauds probably just your physique exercise not smoking and dress warm. ...Read more

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Fingers+toes almost always cold. But last blood test i had my iron levels were slightly high. What else could be the cause of my cold fingers+toes?

Fingers+toes almost always cold. But last blood test i had my iron levels were slightly high. What else could be the cause of my cold fingers+toes?

Hormones?: There are many possibilities, the most common is being a female. If you smoke or drink a ton of caffeine, that could also do it. Anxiety can also cause cold fingers and toes. There is disorder called raynauds where the toes and fingers can get cold, get whitish the bluish and finally red- uncommon. ...Read more

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My hands & feet are always cold! my hands are super dry & get really sweaty. My right is so dry that it cracks, bleeds, hurts & my fingers tingle now?

Autonomic neuropathy: Moistness in the hands come from the autonomic nervous system. It sounds like you may be experiencing symptoms of dysfunction of the autonomic nerves. Tingling is often a sign of peripheral neuropathy. You may need nerve conduction studies and lab tests. ...Read more

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Hands always cold, middle finger left hand goes numb, what's wrong?

Could be Raynoud's : At your age, if you are not diabetic you could have Raunoud's Syndrome. This should be evaluated by a Rheumatologist because you could have an inflammatory problem like rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus. ...Read more

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If body is always cold than what it means?

If body is always cold than what it means?

check thyroid: Some people just feel cold all the time, and this is not necessarily abnormal. However, it could be a symptom of hypothyroidism, usually associated with fatigue, weight gain, constipation, brittle hair, etc. It would be easy for your doctor to check out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet are always cold?

What does it mean when your feet are always cold?

Can be circulation.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. It would be a good idea to keep your feet warm anyway. It would be wise at this point to see your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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I have a weird condition where at times, some of my fingers are cold and the other fingers are warm. What does that mean?

I have a weird condition where at times, some of my fingers are cold and the other fingers are warm. What does that mean?

?Raynaud's: We need more information and a physician will need to assess you in person. If its persistent and your fingers are particularly sensitive to extremes of temperature, I would see a vascular specialist to check circulation. Would do some blood work to make sure its not related to systemic illness affecting blood vessels. ...Read more

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Why is my 67 yr old grandmother always cold and I mean always?

Why is my 67 yr old grandmother always cold and I mean always?

Anemia?: Anemia can cause this. Sometimes, meds like warfarin sodium (coumadin) can cause this too. Thyroid disease can cause temperature issues too, so have her checked out by her dr. good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands are always cold?

What does it mean when your hands are always cold?

Primary Raynaud's ?: When someone has cold hands without other significant joint or skin problems it is most likely primary raynaud's; the arteries to the hands constrict, making them colder than the reset of the body, and it is worse in colder weather. Without other significant health complaints this is a benign diagnosis. ...Read more

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