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Why do my feet turn purple when cold?
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sign of PVD
May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice.

In brief: Sign of PVD
May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Blood shunted away
normally when the body gets cold it tries to maintain it core temperature around 98.
6deg. When it gets cold, blood is shunted away from the extremities to reduce heat loss so fingers and toes can be a bit purplish. However if you are a smoker or have a disease called Raynauds that could make this situation much worse

In brief: Blood shunted away
normally when the body gets cold it tries to maintain it core temperature around 98.
6deg. When it gets cold, blood is shunted away from the extremities to reduce heat loss so fingers and toes can be a bit purplish. However if you are a smoker or have a disease called Raynauds that could make this situation much worse
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
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Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry
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In brief: Blood not returning
This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart.
Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular disease specialist for consultation. Especially if you have a lot of varicose burns that you can see and/or pain when walking.

In brief: Blood not returning
This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart.
Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular disease specialist for consultation. Especially if you have a lot of varicose burns that you can see and/or pain when walking.
Dr. Dale Vancil
Dr. Dale Vancil
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In brief: Purple
It could also be raynauds - either way an evaluation is indicated

In brief: Purple
It could also be raynauds - either way an evaluation is indicated
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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