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Numbing, swelling and discoloration in feet

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  • Posted By: hanalew
  • January 25, 2010
  • 07:49 PM

My father is 72 and has been having a really hard time dealing with numbing (he describes it feeling like frostbite), swelling and dark red coloring in his feet. He is very active and this condition is very painful and aggravating as he is in alot of pain. His general practice doctor has sent him to a neurologist and a podiatrist and both say that his pulse is strong so neither can offer any explanation. He is on blood pressure medicine but his general practice doctor says these are not causing these symptoms. Any suggestions?

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  • My father is 72 and has been having a really hard time dealing with numbing (he describes it feeling like frostbite), swelling and dark red coloring in his feet. He is very active and this condition is very painful and aggravating as he is in alot of pain. His general practice doctor has sent him to a neurologist and a podiatrist and both say that his pulse is strong so neither can offer any explanation. He is on blood pressure medicine but his general practice doctor says these are not causing these symptoms. Any suggestions?Hi.Has he been tested for diabetes?
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    • January 26, 2010
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