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Purple/Red Hands

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 31, 2010
  • 00:00 AM

When my hands get even slightly cold they go veryyyy purple in colour and are extremely cold to the touch. I've been thinking it's Raynaud's but this colouring goes about 4 or 5 inches above my wrist too!

Here are some images of the colouring (taken indoors where it wasn't even very cold):
http://i47.tinypic.com/qohk6r.jpg

(bad picture so I modified it to show what it really looks like in person):
http://i46.tinypic.com/2jbjwqb.jpg

Which was the closest I could get it to look like the real thing.

Also notice how on the knuckle of my ring finger there is an orangeish patch?

It also gets painful sometimes (was very painful when I went skiing), and my tips get numb!

Any ideas on what this could be? I'm 16 years old and this has been happening for atleast 4 years! Thanks!

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