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Why Do My Toes Turn Blue
Shower time blues: Does this include all your toes? One foot or both feet? More than likely this has something to do with a spasm of the blood vessels in the toe (s) leading to sluggish flow and purple blue color. Try different water temperatures to see if this has a difference. Having said all this, it might be necessary to have a vascular study performed. Read more
Why would my toes turn blue when warm? Also suffer from dizziness when I don't eat or after exertion.
I am always cold when others aren't. Even in the summer. Is there something wrong with me? If it helps, you might wanna know that when my feet are cold, my toes turn blue. How can I make I so that I'm not cold? Is there a vitamin for this or anything I ca
My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?
See doc: I know it's easy to say you need to see a doctor, but I think you do need to see one. You may need to have your circulation checked for one. Also, other diseases such as vasculitis (blood vessel wall inflammation) as well as inflammatory diseases such as lupus or reynaud's may need to be ruled out. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My toes turn blue if I sit or let them hang. Leg red & hurts. My dr checked pulse in foot and said It isn't circulation issue. What else cld it be?
Good chance of Clot.: You had better have your circulation checked again and soon. Pulses have nothing to do with it. More than likely, a vein in your leg is blocked to some degree, not allowing the blood drain from the leg. This is known as a blood clot and can be dangerous if not treated immediately. Do not take this lightly. To remove all doubt, you need to either call your doctor or visit the emergency room. Read more
Was there an injury?: That is one way to develop black and blue. It also can be from a tight shoe or a circulatory dosorder. Is it painful.? Is the skin excessively cold or even hot. These all play into the possibilities. If this persists for more than a few days, or is swollen or cold, see a physician immediately. Try elevating foot. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decreased blood flow: For older patients peripheral vascular disease is the most common cause. Other factors that can decrease blood flow to the toes would be smoking and exposure to cold. In younger patients, especially women, raynaud's disease can cause blue toes when there is exposure to cold temperatures. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A year ago, my daughter got frostbit on her toes. Recently her toes have been painful and turn blue. What do you think about this??
Frost complication: Or Raynaud's phenomena. It is not unusual to have increase sensitivity to cold and altered circulation after frostbite and that may be what is currently happening. With Raynaud's, the vessels go into spasm and usually turn the digit white and then blue followed by flushing. Keeping both the body core as well as extremities warm helps to relieve the symptoms. Read more
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: It indicates a decrease of circulation with constriction of the blood vessels. Read more
I have a black/blue line horizontally across my big toe and now its starting on the other big toe. I haven't hit or bumped them, what could it be?
I have a horizontal black/blue line across the middle of my big toe for months I haven't hit it or anything, now my other big toe is getting it..
My big top my toe hurt. It have green and mark and blue mark. It hurt to bend down. It hurt to walk on it. What should I do? What wrong with my toe?
It's not toe late.: You've injured it somehow. The color is probably from bruising. Because you have damaged the toe, it may be difficult to move it. If it is not swollen, there's probably no severe damage. To remove all doubt, you might want to have it x-rayed. Since you did not say when this started, it is difficult to advise you to do anything else. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 days ago my right big toe started to hurt when I put weight on it. Today I noticed a small black and blue circle on the bottom. Not sure what it is!
Toe Bruise..: If it is black and blue, then you have managed to traumatize the soft tissue elements, causing a bleed and subsequent bruise formation. It is probably only soft tissue damage but without an x-ray a fracture cannot be ruled out. Consultation with a Healthtap specialist could be a benefit. Read more
Is that Teal......: If the color change is due to some physiological function such as diabetes, vascular disease or some infective process, well, things could be better. If a traumatic event took place, then it would be expected. If it's due to an environmental issue such as stain or dye from the shoes or socks, then you can relax. To remove all doubt, have your doctor or a Healthtap specialist examine it. Read more
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