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Hand and feet always cold, do I have raynaud syndrome?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Cold not = to blue

Raynaud's is characterized by color changes due to spasm of the blood vessels.
Blanching is usually the first change, followed by cyanosis (blue), and then red when the spasm relaxes, and then back to normal skin color. Not everyone with raynauds has all three color changes. If your hands are not turning blue, i think it is very unlikely that you have raynauds.

In brief: Cold not = to blue

Raynaud's is characterized by color changes due to spasm of the blood vessels.
Blanching is usually the first change, followed by cyanosis (blue), and then red when the spasm relaxes, and then back to normal skin color. Not everyone with raynauds has all three color changes. If your hands are not turning blue, i think it is very unlikely that you have raynauds.
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