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Blue Hands

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  • Posted By: Sunflower008
  • October 15, 2008
  • 10:48 AM

Does anyone have a conditio similar to mine and can you rfere me to a good hospital or doctor to determine the cause and treatment? Both of my hands turn blue from the wrist down occassionally. I have no pain ad don't eve know it occurs till someone poits it out .. looks like a smurf. I have been to the hospital emergency room while it was occurring and have normal oxygen levels in both hands and normal touch and temperature. I also have seen a arthritis specialist who did all kinds of blood test and said everything came back normal. Doesn't believe it is Raynaulds, Lupos, etc..

I am in excellent health. Active, fit, early twenties. My first incident was in October 2007. They occur ussually indoor in mid afternoon or later. The frequency varies but ussually about every two weeks. They stopped in May 2008 and just started again in October 2008. Can anyoe suggest the next step.. the doctors I have seem don't know but seem to think it is ot serious. Help!

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  • Hi,I posted a similar problem with my daughter (see Blue Hand dtd 10/23/08). Her right hand turns blue from wrist to fingers but there is pain and swelling associated with it. She has also been sent to an arthritis doctor who first diagnosed her with Vasomotor Instability and most recently Chilblains. I don't believe it to be any one of those. The only relief I have been able to get for her it chiropractic. It doesn't provide immediate relief, but 3 adjustments in a week gets her hand back to normal again and keeps it normal. We stopped going to the chiropractor in the summer because her hand is fine in warm weather. Also because chiropractic coverage is very limited on our insurance. As soon as it gets cold the blue and swelling starts again and she's back with the chiropractor again. By the end of the 3rd treatment he said he noticed a difference in her neck and 2 days after that her hand was back to normal again. I was thinking about contacting a vascular doctor too. Hope this helps....
    litedelights 2 Replies
    • October 28, 2008
    • 08:18 PM
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  • Have you thought about Raynaud's Syndrome? Try here: http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/articles/raynauds.html
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 07:49 PM
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  • Try here too: http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/raynauds_phenomenon/causes.htm
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 07:52 PM
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  • Have you had the heater checked for carbon monoxide? Otherwise, I would suggest a stress test with a cardiologist.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 00:11 AM
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  • Im about 18 yrs old, a guy, and I also have this problem. Ive had it for about 6 years now. It seems to start and get worse when it gets cold, my hands/feet/lips/extremities first turn white, then bluish/purple, and if I get warm they turn really red and then maybe go back to normal after a long time of being warm.I asked my doctors about this on a lot of different occasions and they brushed it off like it was nothing and said it was due to low oxygen and spent no time on it...it really frustrates me. The only cure I found is to stay warm all the time, but that can be hard. Another thing I noticed around the time that it started happening was I got really sensitive to the temperature, hot and cold. I cant go outside if its below 70 degrees with sun without a coat on. Im also tired all the time and get lightheaded at times, along with a lot of other symptoms. I dont know what it is. I think I have heart problems with bad circulation, or it could be reynauds but I have more symptoms than that. I also have bad anxiety with depression and dont know what kind of role that can play in this.
    HelpinOhio 32 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 01:45 PM
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  • The fact that it turns different colors and needs warmth is a sure sign of Reynaud's. I'm not a doctor but it sounds like you could have a couple different things going on. Have you ever seen a specialist? By the way, I live in Ohio also.
    litedelights 2 Replies
    • October 31, 2008
    • 01:02 AM
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  • The fact that it turns different colors and needs warmth is a sure sign of Reynaud's. I'm not a doctor but it sounds like you could have a couple different things going on. Have you ever seen a specialist? By the way, I live in Ohio also. What do you think it could be?
    HelpinOhio 32 Replies
    • November 3, 2008
    • 07:53 AM
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  • Indeed, this would most likely be Raynaud's phenomenon and is caused by vasospasm related to stress or environmental factors. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • November 3, 2008
    • 11:48 PM
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  • Hi,I posted a similar problem with my daughter (see Blue Hand dtd 10/23/08). Her right hand turns blue from wrist to fingers but there is pain and swelling associated with it. She has also been sent to an arthritis doctor who first diagnosed her with Vasomotor Instability and most recently Chilblains. I don't believe it to be any one of those. The only relief I have been able to get for her it chiropractic. It doesn't provide immediate relief, but 3 adjustments in a week gets her hand back to normal again and keeps it normal. We stopped going to the chiropractor in the summer because her hand is fine in warm weather. Also because chiropractic coverage is very limited on our insurance. As soon as it gets cold the blue and swelling starts again and she's back with the chiropractor again. By the end of the 3rd treatment he said he noticed a difference in her neck and 2 days after that her hand was back to normal again. I was thinking about contacting a vascular doctor too. Hope this helps....Sounds like Thoracic outlet syndrome
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 4, 2009
    • 02:17 AM
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  • I have exprienced such symptoms, but with my hands going numb, being cold, and swelling. My doctor said that as of now what they believe it to be is Raynaud's Syndrome. You might want to check it out. http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/articles/raynauds.html
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 15, 2010
    • 11:59 PM
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  • I am 14 years old, a girl and i am experiencing the same problems. both my hands turn a blue tint from the wrist down, i feel no pain, sometimes they tingle but nothing more and my parents have no idea what to do? If you know any way to make it stop or if you have any information please respond, thank you
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 1, 2011
    • 01:43 AM
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  • Does anyone have a conditio similar to mine and can you rfere me to a good hospital or doctor to determine the cause and treatment? Both of my hands turn blue from the wrist down occassionally. I have no pain ad don't eve know it occurs till someone poits it out .. looks like a smurf. I have been to the hospital emergency room while it was occurring and have normal oxygen levels in both hands and normal touch and temperature. I also have seen a arthritis specialist who did all kinds of blood test and said everything came back normal. Doesn't believe it is Raynaulds, Lupos, etc.. I am in excellent health. Active, fit, early twenties. My first incident was in October 2007. They occur ussually indoor in mid afternoon or later. The frequency varies but ussually about every two weeks. They stopped in May 2008 and just started again in October 2008. Can anyoe suggest the next step.. the doctors I have seem don't know but seem to think it is ot serious. Help!I have the same problem but it happens when it is a little cold and i'm 14.
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  • I'm experiencing a similar thing this afternoon. My hands turned blue and i can see all the little veins. This did NOT happen due to cold, because it's not cold at all. There is no swelling or tingling, just a blue tint to my hands that won't go away. It's lasted a couple hours now, and this is the first time it's ever happened. I would maybe think it's the Reynauds, but almost everything i've read says this is associated with cold, and my hands haven't been cold at all today... Any suggestions?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Does anyone have a conditio similar to mine and can you rfere me to a good hospital or doctor to determine the cause and treatment? Both of my hands turn blue from the wrist down occassionally. I have no pain ad don't eve know it occurs till someone poits it out .. looks like a smurf. I have been to the hospital emergency room while it was occurring and have normal oxygen levels in both hands and normal touch and temperature. I also have seen a arthritis specialist who did all kinds of blood test and said everything came back normal. Doesn't believe it is Raynaulds, Lupos, etc.. I am in excellent health. Active, fit, early twenties. My first incident was in October 2007. They occur ussually indoor in mid afternoon or later. The frequency varies but ussually about every two weeks. They stopped in May 2008 and just started again in October 2008. Can anyoe suggest the next step.. the doctors I have seem don't know but seem to think it is ot serious. Help!If you find out anything on this, please let me know. My 17 yr. old daughter is experiencing this now. The ER couldn't tell us anything except that something is going on. I already knew this. Her oxygen is normal and her hands are normal to touch. Going crazy with worry.
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  • Ive just got back from hospital after being admited for the some of the same symptoms, blue/grey hands from wrist. but i had dizzy spells, thobbing artery in right side of neck, fatigue,pain in wrist and arms, they thought at first it was vascular , had a consultant have a look at me said didnt think it was then had ecg,chest x-ray,blood presure done bout 100 times my oxygen was 99%.bloods done,sugar test,swabs .they then sent me to another hospital were they did more tests and bloods.been sent home now after they did more blood ,antibodies etc..and now referd me to rheumatolgist at hospital, i dont think they have a clue whats going on... so now just waiting and getting fed up p.s my hand never went cold, was warm at all times.
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  • Im about 18 yrs old, a guy, and I also have this problem. Ive had it for about 6 years now. It seems to start and get worse when it gets cold, my hands/feet/lips/extremities first turn white, then bluish/purple, and if I get warm they turn really red and then maybe go back to normal after a long time of being warm.I asked my doctors about this on a lot of different occasions and they brushed it off like it was nothing and said it was due to low oxygen and spent no time on it...it really frustrates me. The only cure I found is to stay warm all the time, but that can be hard. Another thing I noticed around the time that it started happening was I got really sensitive to the temperature, hot and cold. I cant go outside if its below 70 degrees with sun without a coat on. Im also tired all the time and get lightheaded at times, along with a lot of other symptoms. I dont know what it is. I think I have heart problems with bad circulation, or it could be reynauds but I have more symptoms than that. I also have bad anxiety with depression and dont know what kind of role that can play in this.You may want to have your kidneys checked out for kidney disease...symptoms that you mention are found in CKD...it runs in our family thats how i know...
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  • Hi, My wife is facing the same problem, have you find any direction on the cuase?Thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 18, 2011
    • 11:52 PM
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  • Did you ever find relief? Like you, I'm active, healthy, and would never know my body was turning blue unless I happened to look in the mirror. First started happening with my hands and now my back and shoulders are perpetually blue (that taking steaming hot showers doesn't get rid of). Everyone wants to call it Raynaud's but I'm not cold or stressed out. Thankfully, there's no pain... and it's not on my face.
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