Why do my feet turn purple when cold?

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.
Sign of PVD. May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice.
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.
Purple. It could also be raynauds - either way an evaluation is indicated.

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I have Joint Hypermobility Synd. My feet turn purple when I sit or if I'm standing too long. Doc said Raynaud's but I thought that happens when cold.?

Further eval needed. Raynauds syndrome is a vascular response, in which, there is constriction of blood vessel, as a response to certain stimuli, not only cold exposure, but also, certain chemical and or sustained vibration, among other things. It could occur as an isolated finding or associated to an underlying connective tissue disorder. Joint hyper mobility or laxity of joints bears no relationship to Raynauds.

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What to do if I have really poor circulation so my feet turn purple. Please help!?

Misinterpret. You misinterpret the color of your feet for "poor circulation". Poor circulation means inadequate arterial supply (blood rich in oxygen). Your feet turn purple when venous blood pools (blood low on oxygen, returning to the heart/lungs). Pooling occurs normally due to gravity and position. Obesity can be a factor for some people. I'll bet if U elevate your legs, the purple color will disappear!

My feet turn purple and now recently my legs tingle and lose feeling what is happening?

Blockage. You may have one or several arterial blockages in the lower legs. Either in the thigh or in the legs. You should see a vascular specialist immediately. An ultrasound will determine if you have an occlusion.

When sitting or standing my feet turn purple & grayish sometimes. No pain. Lack of circulation? Or something else? What can I do to help this?

Phenomena. Like this suggest slow down of your venous return, normal for some people but could be associated to connective tissue disorders. Discuss with a rheumatologist. Good luck.

Even though I'm losing weight my legs swell badly and my feet turn purple. Recently the palms of my hands turned purple too. Worry?

Need to see doctor. There are many reasons that legs may swell including kidney disease and heart failure. You really need to see a doctor and get an exam and some blood tests done to find the cause of swelling and purple hands and feet.