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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Why do my feet turn blue?

Why do my feet turn blue?

Would need : An in person exam to see and evaluate why in particular yours are blue but poor venous circulation can cause this, as could raynaud's as two of the more common reasons.... ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Seymour Beiser
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Why do my feet turn blue when in the shower?

Why do my feet turn  blue when in the shower?

Assuming the water: Is moderate temp, not too hot and not too cold, you may have a vein problem. If there are no sympoms, you probablly do not require any help. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn blue when i sit?

Why do my feet turn blue when i sit?

Venous : Insufficiency is a possibility, you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when i stand up the color returns .

Why do my feet turn blue/purple while sitting? I have no pain, when i stand up the color returns .

Vascular related: It is plausible that when you stand and walk the musculature system helps blood flow back thru the venous network but when you sit the blood pools in the feet letting it turn the color of venous blood when it pools. It is worth checking out with a vascular doctor. There may not be much to do for it, but it should be checked out anyway. ...Read more

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When sitting my feet turn blue?

When sitting my feet turn blue?

Dependent rubor: Is a possibility. Venous insufficiency or incompetent valves cause blood to pool and this is often bluish in color when looking at the feet, ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Mondoa
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When I sit the top of my feet turn blue. I'm getting bumps on my face and head chest and back theya want make head slow 2 heal backhow do I treat them?

When I sit the top of my feet turn blue. I'm getting bumps on my face and head chest and back theya want make head slow 2 heal backhow do I treat them?

Challenge: It is challenging to determine the issue on a forum like this. You should make an appointment to see a practitioner who will take your complete history and physical examination and perhaps order some tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Eskanazy
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In a cold environment my feet turn blue/purple an my toes sometimes go numb if I'm in a warm envir. my feet turn red an toes feel like they're on fire?

In a cold environment my feet turn blue/purple an my toes sometimes go numb if I'm in a warm envir. my feet turn red an toes feel like they're on fire?

Raynaud's: The problem you describe is known as Raynaud's. In a young person like yourself this tends to be a more benign condition. It is basically an exaggerated response to the cold whereby the small blood vessels in hands and feet constrict to preserve heat in the body's core. Patients should avoid cold, use gloves, and avoid smoking. An appointment with your doctor would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. Im 23.

My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. Im 23.

Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compressed or if the vessels tighten themselves and lessen the blood flow. Sometimes, blood flow will change due to nerve signals or chemical signals telling the vessels to constrict. A primary doctor and a rheumatologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more

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