Doctor insights on:
Why Could Your Hands Turn Blue Out Of No Where
Raynaud's phenomena: The color changes you are describing are probably due to spasm of the small arteries in your fingers. Sometimes fingers will turn white when the spasm begins, then blue, and then red when the spasm resolves. Many patients don't seem to have all three color changes. Raynaud's is usually a harmless finding (primary raynaud's), but is occasionally associated with other diseases. ...Read more
Insuffiffient oxygen: Blue hands (cyanosis) usually means insufficient oxygen is getting to the tissue - usually because there is diminished blood supply to the hands. Sometimes this is due to circulation problems, sometimes to pulmonary (lung) problems. Often it is aggrevated by smoking and/ or cold temperatures. You need to see a doctor to determine why it is happening. ...Read more
Exposure: Acrocyanosis is caused by vasospasm of the small vessels to the skin in response to cold exposure. Making sure your baby is adequately protected from the cold should include swaddling and if needed baby mitts for the hands, and socks for his feet. ...Read more
see your doctor.
All of a sudden a couple days ago I noticed my hands randomly turn bright blue all over-hands aren't cold. Should I be concerned or is it normal?
Be seen: It could be several things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Bruise?: Did you bump into something?Get a more detailed answer ›
Cold Hands: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Here is an excellent article about cold hands by The American Society for Surgery of the Hand: http://www. Assh. Org/Public/HandConditions/Pages/Cold-Hand. Aspx. Some specific reason include: anemia, Buerger's Disease, diabetes, lupus, Raynaud's Disease& Scleroderma. ...Read more
Frostbite does not: Typically affect the entire hand unless there has been severe exposure, in that case having only one hand affected would be unusual too those are cases where both hand and both feet are affected from severe prolonged cold. Frostbite comes in stages, mild is irritated skin, then blisters then dark dark skin which looks dead. Circulation issues can give "blue" hands see your doctor ...Read more
Both my hands went blue, I have never seen this before and I felt normal. But the colour did not come back for about 10/15 minutes?
Raynaud's?: In raynaud's phenomenon, the fingers and hands can over react to temperature changes. Typically, the affected areas will turn white in response to cold, then later will turn blue. Raynaud's, though, is often painful. ...Read more
That's one cause: That is one benign explanation but you should be concerned about more serious problems ranging from high-grade blood vessel narrowing or poor heart function. ...Read more
My right hand just randomly started tingling out of the blue!! it hurt so bad. What could that possibly be?
Hand tingling: Hand pain and tingling may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on nerves and vessels by thickened wrist ligament), blockage in an artery entering the hand, nerve impingement or carotid artery blockage at the neck or other areas in the arm or rarely brain pathology on the opposite side. See your physician or a neurologist if this symptom persists. ...Read more
When I woke up this morning my left hand was blue and then it went away 5 min later. Could this be serious? I just had a normal echo and 24 holster.
My left hand looks black and blue sometimes. This has been an occurrence that had been happening more frequently lately. What could be the reason why?
See below: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor to check for circulatory problems. ...Read more
Raynauds or a vascular problem
see your doc. ...Read more
Cold blue fingers:
History of aches and pains in the body can be a sign of a autoimmune or inflammatory disorder
Associated circulatory problems and fingers or you can have a primary circulation problem in fingers were can be related to any number of things endocrine hormonal like thyroid or diabetes you should have your PCP evaluate you and get some blood work ...Read more
Could be Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate and start treatment as needed. ...Read more
Raynauds: It could be several things but raynauds should be considered. Environmental triggers such as exposure to cold can lead this over-reactive response. However, stress can also be a trigger and lead to the symptoms of reynauds. If your symptoms are bothering you significantly you should be seen by your doctor. Vascular surgeons, rheumatologists, and many primary care doctors can help you deal with this disorder. ...Read more
Raynauds: You may have raynauds syndrome. Please see a physician for this condition. ...Read more
Bluish hands mean blood has lost its oxygen is dark bluish-red. People whose blood is low in oxygen tend to have a bluish color to their skin, called cyanosis.
Depending on the cause, cyanosis may develop suddenly, along with shortness of breath and other symptoms.
Cyanosis that is caused by long-term heart or lung problems may develop slowly
need to see a cardiology and pulm doctor ...Read more
I have bad circulation in my hands and I am wondering what medicine would make them look less blue?
Warmth: What you described sounds like raynauds. One way to limit the disorder to keep your hands warm. As this symptom may be a part of a general disease process, you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
My hands turn purple and blue during exercise is this a bad thing and are there any reasons for this?
Raynauds: Google raynauds syndromeGet a more detailed answer ›
My hands started looking really blue, their not numb and the temperature is 70° pretty normal to where I am from?
Blue hands: This is usually a sign that you have poor circulation in your hands. It may be something benign (not serious) but it can be a sign of lung disease, heart disease, high altitude, a Rheumatologic disease (such as lupus), or a number of other problems. Discuss with your Healthcare provider who can order some lab tests and do some imaging to give you further information. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my hands that is very painful this happened out of the blue and has been lasting for about an hour?
See your doc: Consult your doc for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do my hands go randomly blue? It's not cold so not Reynolds but just random and not with any other symptoms but had lots of palpitations recently
COULD be Raynauds: Phenomenon, which doesn't always cause cold or pain. You should probably take photos of your hands when blue, and see your doc for an evaluation/explanation. Keep those hands warm! ...Read more
Peripheral anoxia: Peripheral anoxia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get treated: With those symptoms, best to seek medical attention. May be fractured, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Why do your lips turn blue?
- Why did my penis turn blue?
- Gout in toes why do they turn blue
- Why do my toes turn blue?
- Why do my fingers turn blue?
- Why do my feet turn blue?
- When does your cervix turn blue
- When does your vagina turn blue in pregnancy
- Veins in hand turn blue