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What is wrong with my circulation??? HELP!!!!

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  • Posted By: Ana Vi
  • August 2, 2007
  • 04:32 AM

Hello,

My name is Ana, and I am 28 years old. Since I turned 13, I started to get these red spots on my legs whenever I am cold, or if I have been standing for a long time. It is really a pain because I never wear shorts or skirts because I get embarrassed if the spots appear! When I am hot, they don't appear... if I press my skin, they disappear... it seems like there is something wrong with my circulation... I went to many doctors and they all said there is no cure for it, but they don't know exactly what it is... Does anyone know of the cure??? I also took a bunch of blood exams, and they all turned out perfect. The spots don't icht, and the colder I get, the darker they get, and also more numerous... does anyone know???? Please, help me!!!! When I reached puberty (13) they started, and also when I started to get more hair on my legs... I wonder if it has something to do with hair on my legs???? I have a little bit on my arms, but you can barely see... no other part in the body... please help!! :)

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  • It sounds to me like you aren't getting all the vitamins you should. How much do you weigh? Are you, per chance, undernourished?? I had those problems when I was pre-teen and teenager because I was underweight and not eating what I should have.
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  • It sounds to me like you aren't getting all the vitamins you should. How much do you weigh? Are you, per chance, undernourished?? I had those problems when I was pre-teen and teenager because I was underweight and not eating what I should have.Hello!!Thank you so much for your reply... you were the only one... :(No, I weigh 128 pounds... I used to weigh 110 before I had my daughter... Any other ideas?? Thank you so much for your interest!! Ana OH yes, and I am always taking vitamins too...
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  • Are they on your shins? Chillblains maybe, but they itch. There was a time when every kid in Britain or Canada had them due to the weather.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I gained 20 lbs with my daughter as well. Well, are they just embarassing or do they cause pain? If no pain or itch, could it be ringworm? That is a stretch, you just need a topical anti-fungal cream for that. the best test for that is go under a black light and if the spots glow then its ringworm.But I am pretty sure that it isn't that. Have you tried sunless tanning cream. The tan may mask the red spots. Other than that I am at a loss.
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  • Hi, I think I know what you are talking about. I don't know what it is called but I also get red blotches on my legs when I am cold. Just always seems to have been that way for me and I know what you mean about not wanting to wear shorts. I can't help you with why it happens, but at least you know you are not alone. Janetnjscott@yahoo.com
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    • September 27, 2007
    • 02:13 AM
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