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Numbness/pain and discoloration of toes

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  • Posted By: georgann
  • October 26, 2006
  • 00:32 AM

I am writing this for my father who is 74 years old and has been to several
doctors for numbness/tingling/pain and cyanotic toes. All of the doctors have been unable to diagnose or help him with this problem. He is not
diabetic, his dopplers have come back normal and his pulses are good. All of the doctors have informed him that this is nothing to worry about. The condition is worsening and becoming increasingly more painful w/increased discoloration. My father is still very active and ambulatory. Does anyone know what this could be from, what dr to see and if there is anything out there that can help him with the constant pain?
Thanks so much feedback would be much appreciated.

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  • try mentioning "Raynauds phenomenon" to a local doctor and see if they can clinically diagnose this. it is not a typical presentation, but definitely worth thinking about.good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 02:45 AM
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  • I am writing this for my father who is 74 years old and has been to severaldoctors for numbness/tingling/pain and cyanotic toes. All of the doctors have been unable to diagnose or help him with this problem. He is notdiabetic, his dopplers have come back normal and his pulses are good. All of the doctors have informed him that this is nothing to worry about. The condition is worsening and becoming increasingly more painful w/increased discoloration. My father is still very active and ambulatory. Does anyone know what this could be from, what dr to see and if there is anything out there that can help him with the constant pain?Thanks so much feedback would be much appreciated. Ask your doctor about gout. I know when I eat peanuts, this triggers gout in my big toe and it is very painful. My brother in-law has it in his back and is layed up some times for days.
    imhurt 3 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 04:50 AM
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