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What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

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

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

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 more

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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are 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

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If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

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

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Swollen feet and toe is purple with blood. What does this mean?

Swollen feet and toe is purple with blood. What does this mean?

Many causes: First you should get it checked by pcp but could be caused by blood flow issues to leg and foot. Tests will be ordered and likely seen by vascular surgeon or cardiologist. Have any recent changes in your heath occurred? ...Read more

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If my ankle and foot falls asleep could that mean I have nerve damage? It's turning purple on the ankle & I felt it pop, so could it be cracked?

If my ankle and foot falls asleep could that mean I have nerve damage? It's turning purple on the ankle & I felt it pop, so could it be cracked?

Yes or blood vessels: Numbness could be due to nerve damage, but turning purple may mean there's an interruption in blood flow. Weakness and pain may be associated. See your doctor, especially if this is progressing. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

Sign of PVD: May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice. ...Read more

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What could cause red and sometimes purple feet?

What could cause red and sometimes purple feet?

Raynauds: It is possible you are having a vaso-spasm. This can cause color changes. I suggest you see your family dr. ...Read more

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What can cause my foot to swell and turn purple?

Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the leg veins to become congested with unoxygenated blood, resulting in swelling with a bluish color, while the foot and leg remain warm. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 11 month old to have purple feet?

Is it normal for an 11 month old to have purple feet?

Define purple feet: If your kid has pale or bluish/purple feet when they are exposed to a room temperature about 70 degrees but normal or pink in warm water, then the baby is shifting the surface blood flow to save energy. This is a normal function that allows baby to use energy for growth rather than to heat the feet.If purple in warm water you have a circulation/lung problem. ...Read more

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My foot got wet and started to turn purple what do I do?

My foot got wet and started to turn purple what do I do?

Dry off & warm up: ...And see if it goes away. If not, see your dr or er for evaluation, particularly if any associated pain. ...Read more

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What causes the bottom of your foot to turn purple… left foot… only notice in shower.

What causes the bottom of your foot to turn purple… left foot… only notice in shower.

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

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Is it normal for feet to turn purple when I've been sitting on them for a while? They get colour back quite quickly when I walk about

Is it normal for feet to turn purple when I've been sitting on them for a while? They get colour back quite quickly when I walk about

If you have your: feet folded underneath you with your knees bent it will impede the normal flow of venous blood back to your body. This will result in pooling of venous blood in your feet and they will turn blue/purple. When you start walking normal flow is returned and the blood and color will return to normal. This is normal physiology. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and toes purple?

Why are my feet and toes purple?

Raynauds is: A possibility, dependent rubor can present this way, venous insufficiency can at times present this way. A vascular doctor is good to consult for this type of problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have purple feet?

Vascular: I suggest you be evaluated by a podiatrist or vascular specialist. ...Read more

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