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Circulation Disorder

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  • Posted By: BUMHAWK
  • February 3, 2007
  • 06:45 PM

:confused: How about a circulation disorder that produces abnormal white spots on my hands after I have my hands dangling down for awhile? I can rub them out only to have them return. I noticed they're more noticable when I drink to heavily. Sometimes my hands turn blueish in extreme cold and I bruise rather easily. Could this be liver/alcohol related or some other blood disorder. Someone mentioned a low blood-oxygen level can be causing this? Would a diet or some other therapy help? I have no insurance at the moment and cannot afford tests. Any help is very welcomed!

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  • Could be Raynauds Syndrome, with your hands getting cold.But I am not sure if bruising is involved. That could be something else! Alcohol is not good because, it causes dehydration, which can thicken your blood. It also constricts the blood vessels, and you might not feel if your hands get too cold. Then you could get frostbite and have more problems. It could also be a circ problem or a heart issue. I would say get to a doc and find out for sure so you can get proper treatment, thus saving misery and more problems down the road. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 00:16 PM
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  • Yes, thanks for your reply. I had this condition for quite awhile. I mentioned would a diet help because I've been taking various vitamins that has been helping. Along with alcohol, one's nutrition is lacking in daily/weekly needs. I've also cut down on my smoking. The bruising is rather frightning though, it looks like bruising conditions are hard to narrow down. Hopefully, someone else out there is sharing this disorder.
    BUMHAWK 6 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 11:02 PM
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  • Yes, thanks for your reply. I had this condition for quite awhile. I mentioned would a diet help because I've been taking various vitamins that has been helping. Along with alcohol, one's nutrition is lacking in daily/weekly needs. I've also cut down on my smoking. The bruising is rather frightning though, it looks like bruising conditions are hard to narrow down. Hopefully, someone else out there is sharing this disorder.
    BUMHAWK 6 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 11:05 PM
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  • Sir, I too have the same condition. I have Googled it because it seems to be getting worse. While walking mt hands get little white spots all over my hands. I can rub them out while lifting my hands but they will come back once I let my hands down. I have real concerns about the spots lately because they are appearing on the backsides of my arms. I'm currently on Norvac blood pressure medication but wonder if i'm not getting proper circulation. My fingers seem to swell as well... Curious?
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  • I have a similar 'circulation' problem. When I stand in one place, both my hands and legs develop white spots all over. It is extremely embarrassing. I cannot even hold my sons hand without my hand looking as if it had turned purple with spots all over. Usually I can feel a numbness in my hands and legs. However, when I raise my hands above chest-level, it goes away. When I am walking/moving the spots do not show up so much on my legs. This causes an extreme amount of embarrassment. I usually try to hide my hands, which causes quite a bit of awkwardness. I have asked several doctors about this over the years, and they do not have an answer. I have been told though that it will probably only get worse. Has anyone had these symptoms and actually received a diagnosis and treatment recommendation? I would greatly appreciate any advice.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2009
    • 04:32 PM
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  • I have a similar 'circulation' problem. When I stand in one place, both my hands and legs develop white spots all over. It is extremely embarrassing. I cannot even hold my sons hand without my hand looking as if it had turned purple with spots all over. Usually I can feel a numbness in my hands and legs. However, when I raise my hands above chest-level, it goes away. When I am walking/moving the spots do not show up so much on my legs. This causes an extreme amount of embarrassment. I usually try to hide my hands, which causes quite a bit of awkwardness. I have asked several doctors about this over the years, and they do not have an answer. I have been told though that it will probably only get worse. Has anyone had these symptoms and actually received a diagnosis and treatment recommendation? I would greatly appreciate any advice. wow...this is EXACTLY the same issue I have. I haven't ever heard someone describe it the same way. Everything you said is like me thinking to myself. I'm 33 years old and it seems like it's only gotten worse over the years. I hope you are still responding to this thread..i would love to talk!!!
    ashben 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • wow...this is EXACTLY the same issue I have. I haven't ever heard someone describe it the same way. Everything you said is like me thinking to myself. I'm 33 years old and it seems like it's only gotten worse over the years. I hope you are still responding to this thread..i would love to talk!!!I have identical symptoms, and it always goes away when i start drinking just water and lots of it.
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  • I have a similar 'circulation' problem. When I stand in one place, both my hands and legs develop white spots all over. It is extremely embarrassing. I cannot even hold my sons hand without my hand looking as if it had turned purple with spots all over. Usually I can feel a numbness in my hands and legs. However, when I raise my hands above chest-level, it goes away. When I am walking/moving the spots do not show up so much on my legs. This causes an extreme amount of embarrassment. I usually try to hide my hands, which causes quite a bit of awkwardness. I have asked several doctors about this over the years, and they do not have an answer. I have been told though that it will probably only get worse. Has anyone had these symptoms and actually received a diagnosis and treatment recommendation? I would greatly appreciate any advice.I am trying to find an answer for this as well... I have the same thing. When I was younger it was only on my legs, now it is in my arms and hands as well. It is very embarrassing and I never want to wear shorts or tank tops because of this! :(
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  • i have also got the white spots on my hands and arms but i cant seem too get an answer from the doctor because they dont know what it is. i personally think it is because of me smoking. also when i touch an animal such as a cat spots appear. i would really apreciate it if anybody could give me an answer.thanks.
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  • Yes, thanks for your reply. I had this condition for quite awhile. I mentioned would a diet help because I've been taking various vitamins that has been helping. Along with alcohol, one's nutrition is lacking in daily/weekly needs. I've also cut down on my smoking. The bruising is rather frightning though, it looks like bruising conditions are hard to narrow down. Hopefully, someone else out there is sharing this disorder.Hi there, what type of vitamins have you been taking for the white spots to disappear? I have the same issue with these white spots. When I rub them or put my arms up, they disappear. Seen too many doctors and dermatologist and they all say that the skin vessels do not open and close properly and that it is harmless.... Doesn't that seem pretty serious thought if ur vessels are not opening and closing?
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  • I have the same problem in my hands!! Someone help! What vitamins did you take to get rid of it??
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  • I have the same problem in my hands!! Someone help! What vitamins did you take to get rid of it??I would also like to know what vitamins help. I have white spots all over my arms and some around my knees. They have little red dots in the middle of them. They get worse when I'm cold. I've talked to my regular doctor who told me it was a circulation issue, my gynecologist who told me to see a dermatologist and the dermatologist says it's probably Raynauds syndrome. I am pretty sure it's a circulation issue. I do drink alcohol and wonder if this is a cause? I just want a solution...I look like a freak!
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  • wow...this is EXACTLY the same issue I have. I haven't ever heard someone describe it the same way. Everything you said is like me thinking to myself. I'm 33 years old and it seems like it's only gotten worse over the years. I hope you are still responding to this thread..i would love to talk!!!I have had this issue since i was 14. they have just gotton worse as well. when im not moving they show up. its mostly on my legs. Im very healthy and active. doctors cant tell em what it is either only that it will get worse..lame
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  • I know this is many years later, but I just wanted to give you guys a heads up as to what this is. It took me FOREVER to find through Googling because very few people seem to know what the heck they are talking about. For years I was worried I had anything from vitiligo to scleroderma, and no one could offer me any answers as to what I was seeing on my hands, arms and legs.

    They are called Bier spots:

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-bier-spots.htm

    You're welcome. :)
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • That is great to know that they called bier spots thanks for that!! Went to couple of doctors and none of them would tell me what it was, the only thing they've said was that it's bad circulation..But what I would like to know is how you can cure that, is there a way? Thanks Natalie
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