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  • Posted By: rockandahardplace
  • November 20, 2009
  • 06:56 PM

The thick-skin of my hands & feet are progressively turning orange. It's starting on my nails, spots on top of my feet & hands. I do not ingest things that can turn my skin orange/tan.
I don't know what's related, so I listed a few other possible related items.
I had to have my tonsils out a couple of weeks before I noticed these problems. But was not able to eat till about then & so I don't know exactly when the bitter taste & digestive issues started. I haven't gotten all of my appetite back. Everything tastes bitter/sour, except frozen sweet items; ice cream, icees, etc. And my digestive system has been overly active/upset.
The last few years, I'm healing about 4 times slower than average, possibly due to what resembles symptoms of dehydration, that I've had all my life but only recently realized were related since it's gotten worse. I do NOT have diabetes.
In January, I unknowingly consumed a substantial quantity of mercury, which was inside a steak that I bought from Kroger's. They weren't concerned. I had abdominal pains for two weeks afterwards, so I hope it all passed. But who knows!
Do you know what the cause could be for the orange skin & a test I can do without a doctor? I can't find a decent doctor.
I've kept this short,sort of, so as to not distract from the problem, the orange skin. But if more detail on anything else will help someone who knows what can cause orange skin, I'd appreciate it.

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  • could be liver function--too much Vit A--too much carrot juice???
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 00:18 AM
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  • I do not ingest things that can turn my skin orange/tan. I'm looking for an internal condition.
    rockandahardplace 6 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 03:19 AM
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  • I believe your liver is internal. http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/orange-skin.htm http://www.cureresearch.com/sym/orange_skin.htm
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 05:26 PM
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  • Carrot juice isn't internal. Thanks anyhow.
    rockandahardplace 6 Replies
    • November 22, 2009
    • 09:38 AM
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  • Carrot juice isn't internal. Thanks anyhow.They meant the liver, and I have to agree. Have your doctor check your liver function.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 02:26 AM
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  • Hi. Ok, I'm confused; why would someone tell you your liver is internal, when you already know that? Ok..., well, at least it's better than someone saying it's lyme disease, I guess; that seems to be a popular suggestion here. And I agree, I don't think it's carrot juice, either. Anyway, back on topic. Do you watch Mystery Diagnosis? On one episode, there was a story about a man's skin turning orange, and he was diagnosed as having something called hereditary hemochromatosis, and maybe you could look it up and see if it fits what you've been experiencing. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 07:33 AM
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  • I couldn't have said it better. My sarcasm was missed the first time. And, it seems, you're the first to read the entire post. Thank you, really! I haven't seen Mystery Diagnosis. I looked into Hemochromatosis a few weeks ago when looking into orange skin. I do have some of the symptoms, but not enough to be sure. I'm getting my own iron level test, since doctors I've met refuse to try. Jaundice has a lot more related symptoms, but jaundice usually is total body yellow. Any chance you remember what tests were run on Mystery Diagnosis for Hemochromatosis? None of the home tests, listed in wrongdiagnosis, relate to my symptoms.I'm waiting for House to bring it up one episode. lol
    rockandahardplace 6 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 07:21 PM
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  • Orange skin discoloration that involves the hands and feet is a classic sign of the carotenemia - high levels of carotene in the skin.http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/carotenaemia.htmlThis condition is common in young children (and even adults), that consume large amounts of yellow/orange vegatable that contain carotene - the orange pigment then accumulates in the skin. The fact that the orange discoloration involves the hands and feet tends to differentiate this from jaundice. Typically in jaundice it is less prominent on the hands and feet. Also in jaundice, you would notice that the white portion of the eyes are yellow.Copied from: http://www.justanswer.com/questions/1ovhx-daughter-orange-tinge-feet-handsRead more: http://www.justanswer.com/questions/1ovhx-daughter-orange-tinge-feet-hands#ixzz0XoLV1JSGThe thick-skin of my hands & feet are progressively turning orange. It's starting on my nails, spots on top of my feet & hands. I do not ingest things that can turn my skin orange/tan. I don't know what's related, so I listed a few other possible related items.I had to have my tonsils out a couple of weeks before I noticed these problems. But was not able to eat till about then & so I don't know exactly when the bitter taste & digestive issues started. I haven't gotten all of my appetite back. Everything tastes bitter/sour, except frozen sweet items; ice cream, icees, etc. And my digestive system has been overly active/upset. The last few years, I'm healing about 4 times slower than average, possibly due to what resembles symptoms of dehydration, that I've had all my life but only recently realized were related since it's gotten worse. I do NOT have diabetes.In January, I unknowingly consumed a substantial quantity of mercury, which was inside a steak that I bought from Kroger's. They weren't concerned. I had abdominal pains for two weeks afterwards, so I hope it all passed. But who knows!Do you know what the cause could be for the orange skin & a test I can do without a doctor? I can't find a decent doctor.I've kept this short,sort of, so as to not distract from the problem, the orange skin. But if more detail on anything else will help someone who knows what can cause orange skin, I'd appreciate it.
    rainsky 28 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 08:32 PM
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  • I STILL do not ingest things that can turn my skin orange/tan. I've already noted excluding jaundice. Please stop replying to this post if you can't retain what you read. It is not helpful.
    rockandahardplace 6 Replies
    • November 25, 2009
    • 03:33 PM
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  • hi bilirubin-------- do read futher even if you already noted jaundice ! there is more to it than just Jaundice The main symptom of Liver disease is Jaundice. Persistence of jaundice indicates that there is something wrong with your gall bladder or liver. In jaundice, the color of your skin turns into pale yellow or orange. Even the white part of your eye can turn yellow. Jaundice is the yellowish staining of the skin Jaundice occurs when there is too much - bilirubin being produced for the liver to remove from the blood. treatment of jaundice usually requires a diagnosis of the ----------specific cause of the jaundice --------------and treatment directed at the ---------specific cause.---------(For example, the bile ducts can be blocked by gallstones, or inflammation of the bile ducts). jes you do say already noted excluding jaundice ------- but do look into ------- bilirubin dont BITE my head off for trying to help now!
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • November 26, 2009
    • 09:37 AM
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  • It's is a symptom of hypothyroidism.
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