I'm a 22 year old female with no other health issues/surgeries in the past and of normal weight/height. Nonsmoker. I'm currently taking Yaz (birth control). My grandmother (father's side) had diabetes.
I've been to two different Doctors in the past week regarding my second and fourth toes. Last Monday, my second toe developed a dry patch on the first joint closest to the nail (it has visibly white, dry skin), turned purple, and had two small blisters. A day later, the first time I saw a Doctor, my fourth toe had developed the same symptoms, but no dryness. Doctor #1 said not to worry, because it's probably just an allergy to my shoes or hand, foot, and mouth disease. I've been wearing these sneakers for over a year, not constantly, but switching them out with other pairs, and never had an issue. I also wear socks. HFM just sounds unreasonable to me.
So, I saw Doctor #2 today. The blisters are gone, but both toes are still purple (though, slightly less so). She suggested Raynaud's. I'm just not sure. When I rub my toes, they turn less purple, but dark blotches still remain and the purpleness comes right back. They aren't numb and don't hurt. I spend a lot of my time inside, where I have the heat set to a constant 75 degrees. They started turning purple when I had been inside for at least 6 hours.
I've been having headaches lately and over the last six months or so, my lymph nodes have frequently swelled (which has never happened to me before). I can't help but feel that Raynaud's is the 'easy' answer here. I can't find any resources that point to the discoloring lasting this long.
Ideas? I'd hate to find out later that I've been misdiagnosed and end up losing a couple toes.
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