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Why do my feet turn blue?

Why do my feet turn blue?

Would need: An in person exam to see and evaluate why in particular yours are blue but poor venous circulation can cause this, as could raynaud's as two of the more common reasons.... ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue when I sit?

Why do my feet turn blue when I sit?

Venous: Insufficiency is a possibility, you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue when in the shower?

Why do my feet turn blue when in the shower?

Assuming the water: Is moderate temp, not too hot and not too cold, you may have a vein problem.
If there are no sympoms, you probablly do not require any help. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when I stand up the color returns.

Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when I stand up the color returns.

Vascular related: It is plausible that when you stand and walk the musculature system helps blood flow back thru the venous network but when you sit the blood pools in the feet letting it turn the color of venous blood when it pools. It is worth checking out with a vascular doctor. There may not be much to do for it, but it should be checked out anyway. ...Read more

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When sitting my feet turn blue?

When sitting my feet turn blue?

Due to veins: When you sit it seems that you are clotting a vein temporarily. As the blood accumulates the leg get more swollen and it turns that color. Many times patients also feel numbness, this is due to that vein pressure compressing the sensory nerves. ...Read more

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My feet are turning blue while I am sitting down. I am 125 lbs overwt.

My feet are turning blue while I am sitting down. I am 125 lbs overwt.

Dependent rubor: I would commend a vascular exam to concur on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear those blue socks on my feet after surgery or can I take my own designer ones?

Your choice: Not all of the "sox" provided by hospitals are blue, and none are mandatory after your surgery. But they are different from yours in that they have non-slip materials on the soles to minimize the risk of a fall - so they are a good idea. ...Read more

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My feet have been turning blue with a numb feeling on the bottom. They are also cold all the time. Is this something serious to worry about?

My feet have been turning blue with a numb feeling on the bottom. They are also cold all the time. Is this something serious to worry about?

Vascular: If your feet are turning blue and numb, this would be a concerning sign; either you are having vasoconstriction inappropriately, or your blood vessels are not delivering sufficient blood. I would definitely discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

Maybe on warm days: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so wearing sandals may trigger vasospasm if the feet get cold. If a person has only mild symptoms, he should be ok wearing sandals on warm days. Maybe raynaud's medications can help. Keeping the rest of the body warm can help, especially keeping the legs warm all the way down to the ankles. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have raynaud's, and I can hardly wear sandals out in public without my feet turning blue. Is there any way?

What to do if I have raynaud's, and I can hardly wear sandals out in public without my feet turning blue. Is there any way?

Yes: There are meds that can treat Raynauds. Certain meds called calcium channel blockers may help but you will still experience some degree of color changes. ...Read more

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My feet throb alot and noticed they are blue. I suffer alot with a bad back can this be the cause of them also turning blue and throbbing?

My feet throb alot and noticed they are blue. I suffer alot with a bad back can this be the cause of them also turning blue and throbbing?

Not usually: A bluish discoloration of the feet is usually a vascular and not a spinal problem. I would certainly be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this? . I'm 23.

My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this? . I'm 23.

Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compressed or if the vessels tighten themselves and lessen the blood flow. Sometimes, blood flow will change due to nerve signals or chemical signals telling the vessels to constrict. A primary doctor and a rheumatologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more

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I experience coldness on top of feet and ankles and blue color on the bottom of my feet when sitting. No pain, but very uncomfortable. What do I have?

I experience coldness on top of feet and ankles and blue color on the bottom of my feet when sitting. No pain, but very uncomfortable. What do I have?

Poor Circulation: Cold and bluish extremities indicate poor circulation to those areas. Elevating your legs when seated should help. Circulation problems are the result of arterial (vascular) disease or poor flow from decreased heart function. Diabetes and Heart Failure are most common causes, and Risk for both increases with age and is influenced by diet. Suggest an in-person doctors visit for lab work and exam. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My feet get purple/blue when cold and burning red while hot.?

Could use your help docs! My feet get purple/blue when cold and burning red while hot.?

Cold feet: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north.
If it is very bothersome I would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more

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I walk between 4&6 miles and the top of my foot below my toes will black and blue. It goes away if I'm off my feet.

I walk between 4&6 miles and the top of my foot below my toes will black and blue. It goes away if I'm off my feet.

Nice distance!: That sounds like a healthy walk. Considerations: Is it only one foot? Is there any pain? That fact that It goes away when you are off your feet, it might be due to veins. The return circulation causes the black-blue pigmentation. If you have prominent veins in your legs and feet, this is most likely veins. ...Read more

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When I sit the top of my feet turn blue. I'm getting bumps on my face and head chest and back theya want make head slow 2 heal backhow do I treat them?

When I sit the top of my feet turn blue. I'm getting bumps on my face and head chest and back theya want make head slow 2 heal backhow do I treat them?

Challenge: It is challenging to determine the issue on a forum like this. You should make an appointment to see a practitioner who will take your complete history and physical examination and perhaps order some tests. ...Read more

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My feet have turned blue/ purple. They're not cold and there is nothing tight around them. They hurt and feel numb. What could this be?

My feet have turned blue/ purple. They're not cold and there is nothing tight around them. They hurt and feel numb. What could this be?

Blue/purple: Can be a result of venous congestion. Is there any swelling? The fact there is numbness and pain as well warrants an in office exam by a doctor to figure out the etiology. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my feet. They stay cold even if I take a hot bath. I traveled for 4 hours today via road, in my car and it seems to aggravate the situation. My feet turns blue in color especially my toes. Plse help?

I have a problem with my feet. They stay cold even if I take a hot bath. I traveled for 4 hours today via road, in my car and it seems to aggravate the situation. My feet turns blue in color especially my toes. Plse help?

Vascular Changes.: There are several possible explanations for your symptoms. You 're first step is to have a vascular evaluation, beginning with your heart and extending to the extremities. The coldness and color change are possibly do to some arterial and venous changes that are exacerbated by positional and temperature changes. ...Read more

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I am always cold when others aren't. Even in the summer. Is there something wrong with me? If it helps, you might wanna know that when my feet are cold, my toes turn blue. How can I make I so that I'm not cold? Is there a vitamin for this or anything I ca

I am always cold when others aren't. Even in the summer. Is there something wrong with me? If it helps, you might wanna know that when my feet are cold, my toes turn blue. How can I make I so that I'm not cold? Is there a vitamin for this or anything I ca

Talk with doctor: Your toes becoming blue make me wonder if you have "Raynaud's Disease" but low thyroid, and other endocrine problems can cause cold sensitivity. Sometimes Chinese medicine will have the answer as well. Be checked out. ...Read more

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Hello sir I have lot of veins on my feet blue green and even visible clearly but not painful at all I want to know why I have lot of veins and same on my hands?

Hello sir I have lot of veins on my feet blue green and even visible clearly but not painful at all I want to know why I have lot of veins and same on my hands?

You're so Vein..: Genetics determines the number of veins you own. The appearance of these veins can change due to various circumstances. Aging, the thickness of skin, muscular development, weakened valves in the veins and even frequencies of the light spectrum can have an effect on the appearance of your veins. ...Read more

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Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?

Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?

This may be raynaud's syndrome.: Raynaud's may cause vasoconstriction of the artery in response to cold. When it warms up you may have some discomfort as well. This can occur in response a cold or emotional stress. It may be a symptom of underlying connective tissue disease and warrants further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, after a days work were I'm always on my feet, when I get home I see that only my right foot is blue in colour? I have very good shoes (Bronx shoes) very comfortable, I'm a smoker, can this be bad blood circulation?

Hi, after a days work were I'm always on my feet, when I get home I see that only my right foot is blue in colour? I have very good shoes (Bronx shoes) very comfortable, I'm a smoker, can this be bad blood circulation?

Slower return.: It sounds as though the venous blood, (returning to the heart from the leg), may be a bit sluggish. This slowing can cause a blueness to the leg in question. When the foot is elevated, the color should return quickly. Before trying any over the counter treatment, have your foot evaluated for venous return issues. ...Read more

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Why are my veins more blue and visible recently in my feet and hands and breasts over last two weeks?

Why are my veins more blue and visible recently in my feet and hands and breasts over last two weeks?

Many possiblities: There are many possibilities why vein may be more visible. Standing on feet for a longer amount of time for several days, increased hydration, but one common cause is pregnancy. You might consider getting tested. ...Read more

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I was on my feet for seven hours working n wen I got home my legs were pure white with bright blue blotches all over them that looked like bruises.?

I was on my feet for seven hours working n wen I got home my legs were pure white with bright blue blotches all over them that looked like bruises.?

Think veins: If you do a lot of standing, this might represent venous congestion. Walk around as much as you can, wear supportive hose. If these do not help, or swelling or pain ensues talk to your doctor. ...Read more