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What Does It Mean When Your Legs Are Swollen
Possibilities: If they are actually cold to touch, it could be due to a circulatory disorder. If they feel cold all the time but when you touch them with your hands and they are actually warm, then this can be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy. Either way, see physician to have this checked out. ...Read more
CHF or venous stasis: If just your feet get swollen, you may have early and mild congestive heart failure, or you could have deep vein incompetence. Elevate your feet for 15 minutes after being up and the feet start to swell. Speak to your doctor for a cardiac exam and , possibly, venous doppler studies. Good luck. ...Read more
Carpal Tunnel : Syndrome can be a culprit as can pinching of the ulnar nerve at your elbow. In carpal tunnel symdrome typically your thumb, index, middle and ring finger are numb, in ulnar nerve entrapment your pinky and ring finger are numb. If your whole hand is numb it could be both or a metabolic issue like diabetes (most common). ...Read more
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
Reynaud's Syndrome: Is and can cause blue fingers. If it is cold, or you smoke it can make it much worse. It has varying levels of severity from mild to digit threatening. It is a result of spasm of the blood vessels supplying blood to the fingers. ...Read more
This depends: If you have had a low back injury, this could be evidence of a "slipped disc". If you have a condition like " sugar diabetes ", it could be a neuropathy. If the tingly feeling happens when you walk but goes away quickly when you stop and rest, you coud be having circulatory issues like "pad". See your doc and tell him about this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Many women will have those symptoms as the Progesterone level rises because the nipple can be more sensitive to progesterone. The Progesterone level increases after ovulation and falls just before the period starts - if conception occurs the Progesterone levels stays elevated and goes even higher due to the pregnancy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: The diagnostic possibilities are almost endless. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is the skin: Touching the skin? That can be a cause and it is best is you can figure out how to get cotton on your legs or powder to keep then dry ...Read more
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