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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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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 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?

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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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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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 do I have purple feet?

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

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Is it normal to get purple feet when getting cold?

Is it normal to get purple feet when getting cold?

Raynaud's: Can do that. There is a disease and a phenomenon. It is basically a vasospasm of the hands or toes when exposed to cold. ...Read more

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Why do feet tun purple color in a 80 year old man?

Why do feet tun purple color in a 80 year old man?

Circulation problems: These symptoms could be related to poor circulation. Old age, history of smoking, history of vascular problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol could be contributing factors. Patients often have cold feet, they could have pain too. He should see a doctor for evaluation as these may progress to more serious vascular problems if left untreated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

Is it normal for my feet to turn purple when I sit?

No: Even though this may not be normal it is not necessarily anything to be gravely concerned about. The best way to evaluate this is to have a lower extremity venous ultrasound to make sure you do not have significant venous insufficiency (particularly in the deep venous system). We see bluish discoloration in people who have had clots in the deep veins and then subsequently develop reflux. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Purple feet?

What is the definition or description of: Purple feet?

Discoloration: Changes of the coloration of the feet to a bluish or purple color can have many causes and should be evaluated by a physician. Among the potential causes can include venous reflux disease, blood clot, arterial insufficiency, inflammation, and many other possibilities. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Why do my feet get purple when iam sitting down on it?

Venous stasis: The retained blood with dependency or outflow restriction uses up, the oxygen and turns the blood and tissues blue- cyanotic. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin on your feet at 55?

Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin on your feet at 55?

It depends: It is generally not normal but maybe not dangerous. If you have purple-blue feet that are cold and painful when your feet are up and better when your feet are down, see a doctor immediately. The arterial supply in your legs may be dangerously compromised. If you have painful purple-blue feet when your legs are down and the color improves when they are up, it's likely related to varicose veins. ...Read more

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When I don't move my feet for a while they turn purple. Why?

When I don't move my feet for a while they turn purple. Why?

Decreased blood flow: When your feet and legs are in a static position the muscles don't contract as much and you may experience a purple color to the skin ...Read more