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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 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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Newborn with one purple toe, should I be concerned?

Newborn with one purple toe, should I be concerned?

Yes: I am concerned with things on my or my children's bodies that are not right. A purple toe is not right. This is likely a vascular problem. First check closely for any hair that may be strangulating the toe. If it is there remove the hair. If no hair is this toe colder than the others? Is it warmer? Take your findings to your pediatrician and haven him/her find the cause. ...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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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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One day my foot swelled & turned dark purple. It looked (& felt) broken. I couldn't walk on it. 2 days later it was completely fine. What happened?

Glad it's all better: It's hard to say what exactly happened but you may have displaced a joint and then it spontaneously relocated. This sometimes happens when unsupportive shoes are worn. The most important thing is it went away, but if symptoms persist, please see a foot and ankle specialist right away. ...Read more

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