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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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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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