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My hands are always cold and blue. Could it be due to a blocked artery?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Cold and blue hands could definitely be due to a vascular problem. The three possibilities would be, 1) a blocked large artery of the arm, 2) a blocked vein in the arm causing venous congestion (blue color and swelling), or 3) a vasospastic condition of the hand called raynaud's phenomenon.
Either way, the best test is an ultrasound. See someone urgently if you are having pain.

In brief: Possibly

Cold and blue hands could definitely be due to a vascular problem. The three possibilities would be, 1) a blocked large artery of the arm, 2) a blocked vein in the arm causing venous congestion (blue color and swelling), or 3) a vasospastic condition of the hand called raynaud's phenomenon.
Either way, the best test is an ultrasound. See someone urgently if you are having pain.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get it checked

Dr. Aalami's answer is right on target.
Although your hands could indicate a serious problem, they might also just be normal for you. Regardless, you want to get it checked out.

In brief: Get it checked

Dr. Aalami's answer is right on target.
Although your hands could indicate a serious problem, they might also just be normal for you. Regardless, you want to get it checked out.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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