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Purple/Red Hands

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 31, 2010
  • 00:00 AM

When my hands get even slightly cold they go veryyyy purple in colour and are extremely cold to the touch. I've been thinking it's Raynaud's but this colouring goes about 4 or 5 inches above my wrist too!

Here are some images of the colouring (taken indoors where it wasn't even very cold):
http://i47.tinypic.com/qohk6r.jpg

(bad picture so I modified it to show what it really looks like in person):
http://i46.tinypic.com/2jbjwqb.jpg

Which was the closest I could get it to look like the real thing.

Also notice how on the knuckle of my ring finger there is an orangeish patch?

It also gets painful sometimes (was very painful when I went skiing), and my tips get numb!

Any ideas on what this could be? I'm 16 years old and this has been happening for atleast 4 years! Thanks!

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  • This usual the most probably is frostbite.Does becoming blue step out also? Do you be ill on something??If it bothers you this very go to cardiologist
    iza121 5 Replies
    • February 19, 2010
    • 04:28 PM
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  • When my hands get even slightly cold they go veryyyy purple in colour and are extremely cold to the touch. I've been thinking it's Raynaud's but this colouring goes about 4 or 5 inches above my wrist too!Here are some images of the colouring (taken indoors where it wasn't even very cold):http://i47.tinypic.com/qohk6r.jpg(bad picture so I modified it to show what it really looks like in person):http://i46.tinypic.com/2jbjwqb.jpgWhich was the closest I could get it to look like the real thing.Also notice how on the knuckle of my ring finger there is an orangeish patch?It also gets painful sometimes (was very painful when I went skiing), and my tips get numb!Any ideas on what this could be? I'm 16 years old and this has been happening for atleast 4 years! Thanks!could it be raynauds?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2010
    • 07:12 PM
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  • looks like Reynaud's. Would recommend seeing your family doctor to try a calcium channel blocker. Also, newer treatment of Botox injections which causes vasodilatation which may last for a while before needing to be repeated.When my hands get even slightly cold they go veryyyy purple in colour and are extremely cold to the touch. I've been thinking it's Raynaud's but this colouring goes about 4 or 5 inches above my wrist too!Here are some images of the colouring (taken indoors where it wasn't even very cold):http://i47.tinypic.com/qohk6r.jpg(bad picture so I modified it to show what it really looks like in person):http://i46.tinypic.com/2jbjwqb.jpgWhich was the closest I could get it to look like the real thing.Also notice how on the knuckle of my ring finger there is an orangeish patch?It also gets painful sometimes (was very painful when I went skiing), and my tips get numb!Any ideas on what this could be? I'm 16 years old and this has been happening for atleast 4 years! Thanks!
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