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Why does my toes turn blue after a shower...

Why does my toes turn blue after a shower...

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Why would my big toes turn blue?

Why would my big toes turn blue?

Lack of blood flow: Lack of blood flow. You should see a doctor quickly about this as you might lose your toe ...Read more

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My toe is black and blue what should I do ?

My toe is black and blue what should I do ?

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 more

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Big toe turning blue?

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 more

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My left pinkie toe is green and my right one is blue. Is this bad?

My left pinkie toe is green and my right one is blue.  Is this bad?

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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Toes are blue and are not getting enough circulation, why could this be?

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 more

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