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Why could your hands turn blue out of no where?

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

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What does it mean if my hands are turning blue?

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

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Is It normal for my 3 month sons hands to be cold and blue?

Is It normal for my 3 month sons hands to be cold and blue?

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

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Please explain what does blue and cold hands mean?

Please explain what does blue and cold hands mean?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Blue hands?

What is the definition or description of: Blue hands?

Blue hands: Hands may take on blue color due to decreased circulation, low blood oxygen level or in response to very cold temperatures. ...Read more

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One of my hands was blue.. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

One of my hands was blue.. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

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

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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?

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

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Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

Blue hands in the morning? Could it be just from sleeping on top of my hands?

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

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My right hand just randomly started tingling out of the blue!! it hurt so bad. What could that possibly be?

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

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How serious is it when my hands and feet turn completely blue sometimes?

How serious is it when my hands and feet turn completely blue sometimes?

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

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What can cause your fingertips and the palms of your hands to turn blue?

What can cause your fingertips and the palms of your hands to turn blue?

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

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My hands and fingers turn blue when they get cold should I be concerned?

My hands and fingers turn blue when they get cold should I be concerned?

Maybe: This is likely raynauds disease. Have the issue evaluated by a rheumatologist to rule out other causes, any underlying diseases and decide if any treatment is needed. ...Read more