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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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