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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers