Raynaud's :: Purple Knuckles

Mar 15, 2015

I've been having various health problems over the past 8 months. However, one symptoms that I have been having is purple knuckles. I was curious to know if anyone has raynaud's only in their knuckles? It heavily affects the top knuckles closest to the wrist, especially the one on my pinky. However, all the knuckles have been affected at some point. The main reason I don't believe it's raynaud's is because it doesn't affect the top of the fingers at all and I don't have any other color change except purple. It doesn't happen every time I am cold and they don't seem to hurt or tingle when they change colors.

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Raynaud's? Purple/blue With White Spots On My Legs / Feet

Ii have purple/blue with white spots on my legs,feet, and hands. i get numb feelings in them and fall asleep easily. i am very tired all the time. i am starting to get depressed more easily. i have joint pain in my hips fr about 2 years now. i have high blood pressure and found out birth control can cause more reactions (i am on birth control).

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Arthritis :: Cracking Joints And Knuckles In Fingers

For about 7 or 8 months I have been cracking the joints and knuckles in my fingers. Now when I lower my middle finger on my left hand there is a little pop and the finger moves down a bit. And since i had also been cracking my toes the toes on my right foot make a pop too. I am kinda worried because I am only 13.

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Mind-body Techniques :: How To Stop Cracking Your Knuckles?

Well since I was about 16 I've been cracking my knuckles (nearly 10 years) although I've noticed the last couple of years it's been quite a lot more frequent.

I started when a friend of mine (at the time) used to do it all the time and I was curious as to why/how he did it and well it's been around ever since.

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Could It Be Raynaud's Syndrome?

I am 14 nearly 15 years old and for as long as I can remember i have had this problem and my father also has the same problem but I seem to have it on a much larger scale.

My feet do not warm up naturally, even in bed at night they are freezing cold and if it is cold outside my feet are purple and I have very blotchy looking skin on them and my hands, when they are like this they look like the feet of a dead person.

Also, when it is cold, my hands go white, purple, and then bright red. They are numb during this and when they become bright red, my fingers swell slightly and it looks like they are about to burst. Also at this point, if I touch my hands or fingers together, they will sting and the pain is unbearable, it feels like stepping into a hot bath after being in the snow all day, but 10x worse.

I haven't yet been to see a doctor although I know I probably should. The problem with my hands doesn't affect me unless it is unusually cold, mostly during the winter and the problem with my feet is constant, during all weather and all seasons. I have had multiple friends and family members say it could be circulatory problems but I am yet to know for certain

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SLE, Raynaud's And Sjogren's Together

I have the SLE-Raynaud's-Sjogren's package of auto-immune illness (listed in the order of diagnosis). The Sjogren's is the latest and most burdensome flavor of the decade for me. I was diagnosed with it about 3 years ago but was probably suffering from it for several years prior before the symptoms persisted enough to result in a diagnosis. I guess that's typical. It was with the SLE and the Raynaud's.

I can't imagine it could get any worse, but I get the impression that I might be "early" in the cycle and that scares me. No tears, corneal erosions, no spit, heroic (expensive and painful) dental treatments to save teeth that may already be doomed, pain, fatigue. Little annoyances that by themselves are "nothing" all together its a spirit crusher. Can it possibly get worse?

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Could It Be Secondary Raynaud's?

I was diagnosed with raynaud's back in 2010, but have suffered for about 7 yrs - I'm currently 36. I suffer with typical raynaud's in my hands & feet, they get cold whether it's been outdoors to walking in the fridge isle of a supermarket to holding cold cutlery and now even when I get out of the bath/shower. Back in 2010 my bloods tested positive for the antinuclear factor, so it suggested I had a connective tissue disorder, but with no other symptoms other than raynaud's was left as that. However, I've recently started getting pain in my finger joints - the pain is unrelated to when I have a raynaud's attack. I've been referred for further bloods & X-rays. Anyone else suffer with secondary or similar to my symptoms?

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Raynaud's - Will Gloves Help?

I have trouble writing, cooking, even sleeping and living a normal life generally due to my cold hands.

Has anyone found and eventually bought any gloves that helped hands get warmer and be able to work with them on as well?

I am a student and I have great trouble to do my work.

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Raynaud's Again After Years?

Let me introduce myself as a 57 year old male living in Minnesota. We are currently experiencing one of the longest sub-zero cold spells in my memory. 55 days below zero degrees F already this winter. Yes it is very COLD.

Twenty five years ago, in my early 30's, my fingers began blanching white while carrying items during summertime. I was frightened when several visits to the doc hadn't helped. Carpal tunnel syndrome was ruled out. At that point a neurologist asked if I was a smoker. Yes I was, two pack-a-day. He looked at me very pointedly and told me I'd better quit smoking ASAP. I was crushed, I had tried many times to quit cigs to no avail. I looked down at my white fingertips and bluish toes and decided to quit then and there. That was my last cigarette. Sept 1989. Miraculously, I never saw a white finger tip or blue toe again.

Twenty five years later my left hand has been suddenly reminding me that there is still an issue. Two or three fingers remain cooler than the others and will empty of blood when carrying parcels, or squeezed. Slowly the pink returns. I do not smoke. Hopefully that will keep the symptoms limited.
Someone had posted that what affected you in youth is probably gonna come back to haunt you later in life.

Young people with raynaud's; Quit smoking! Don't move to arctic climates, either.

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A Purple Hard Lump On My Left Ear

I have a lump on my left ear, I've had it for a couple of weeks now and when I push it it hurts. It has now moved further up my ear towards the top of my cheekbone. The lump is hard. When I fist noticed it it was purple but it has no gone back to it normal colour but hasn't gone just moved.

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Penis :: Purple Patch On Glans

I'm 16 (almost 17) and have been able to masturbate for the past 3-4 months now, yes I'm a late bloomer. My penis hasn't changed significantly in size or shape however I am worried because over the past couple of weeks (2-3, maybe even longer) I have noticed a patch which is grey/purple in colour on the glans (?) and it has actually been getting larger. There are also a couple of bumps on it. (Note: needless to say, I haven't yet had sex.)

Is this normal and just a part of the penis growing, or is it something I should be worried about as much as I am at the moment? I would really appreciate reassurance because I'm worried about what this could be as I don't know what may have caused it. The only thing I can think of is that as I have masturbated and used a tissue, the tissue has removed moisture and caused this.

Should I not masturbate to see if it goes away? Is it something serious or should I just leave it?

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Skin :: Purple Spot On My Butt

Today I discovered a blue purple spot at the top of my butt near the crack. It isn't raised but it is sore when I touch it. What is this? It looks like a very small bruise but I don't remember falling so i don't think it is.. I'm very nervous about it because I had an abscess around this time last year and I had to have it lance which was very painful and i don't want to go through that again. However, this bump looks quite different from the abscess I had. Please help!

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Vasectomy :: Purple Penis And Testicles

My operation went smoothly and was done by a very professional doctor at our local hospital. It doesn't cost anything at our government hospitals and the operation is done by local private doctors. I am just a bit confused as to how much swelling and discoloration there should be. My entire scrotum and penis is purple and my testicles feel like they would do if I had jumped into a swimming pool and stung them! I have been unable to find any information regarding discoloration and even seeing pictures of others makes me wonder if I am bleeding or have bled too much internally?

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Purple / Grey / Blue Fingernails ?

A few days ago i went a jog then took my dog a walk. It was raining the full time. I came back and sat for 10 minutes before changing out of my wet clothes. I noticed my fingernails went blue/grey on and off for about 10 minutes.I took ages to heat up too which is unusual for me.Last night the were more of a purple colour and quite sore/tingly at times feeling like it would feel if i tied something around my finger. Tonight they are normal colour, slightly purple at times on some nails (when you look closely for a while) and dull achy pain on my fingernails every little while. I have social anxiety so cant go to doctors.Just wondering what people think it could be.For a few days before it happens i had been feeling dizzy so i really think it is just anemia but does this sound normal if it was that? There are no medical conditions at all in my family.

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Chilblains :: Erythromelalgia And Raynaud's

Is there anyone who has both these conditions? And if yes, do they flare at the same time?

I have had raynaud's since a child (am now 57). I think erythromelalgia has been gradually getting worse since perimenopause began in the early '90s.

But only over recent years has this gradually gotten so bad that I'm relatively lame and housebound

My feet, hands and face are affected. The feet are worst. The NHS rheumy tried my on low dose vasodilator which had to stop cause it made all my symptoms much worse, apparently permanently.

When both conditions flare together my feet are sort of the colour of raw meat. This has been happening daily for nearly 1 year.

The erythromelalgia association website is v helpful, but even on the raynaud's & scleroderma org website it's hard to find anyone with EM, let alone both EM & RP.

If you are out there and have any tips for how to manage these 2 conditions.

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Magnesium Supplements Useful In Raynaud's?

I read on the RSA website that Magnesium supplements may be useful in Raynaud's. Anyone got experience of using it, and how much to take?

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Migraine And Raynaud's - Connection?

As a chronic migraine sufferer i'm just wondering if there is anybody else who also suffers both migraine and raynaud's? Maybe some sort of connection?

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Primary Raynaud's Syndrome At 79

At the age of 79 I became aware that the pads on the balls of both feet felt tight and a bit puffy and hardish. Then gradually I experienced a sensation in my toes which I can describe as tingly. This area of both feet became susceptible to cold and required contact with heat pads to feel more comfortable. No pain is experienced. Walking seems to alleviate the tingling sensation. After a visit to a G.P. Raynauds Syndrome was confirmed and keeping the feet warm at all times was advised.

Although I live in a well heated bungalow I take heat-pads to bed at night.

In the morning my toes feel quite warm and look rather pinkish red. This condition doesn't affect my normal activities in any way after a year of beginning. 8)

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Raynaud's And Symptoms Getting Worse

I am currently a 21 year old part time student and full time worker, my symptoms started off with Raynaud's and have progressed. I feel like every time i go to one doctor i just get referred to a different one. I am miserable, and i can't afford to go to all these different doctors. I don't know where i should go next. A few years ago i was tested for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and my thyroid has been tested all have come back negative.

My symptoms are:

Numbness, tingling, burning in fingers and toes
Toes turn red when hot or at night and burn, blue when cold, purple in the shower
Cold hands and Feet, Stiff Fingers
Clammy Hands
Legs, arms, feet, and hands fall asleep very often
Stinging in legs, legs sensitive to touch, sometimes I will have the same sensation in arms but not as often
Runny Nose every day especially in morning
Dizziness/ out of it feeling, (happens randomly), always dropping/breaking things (may just be clumsiness or sweaty hands)
Weakness, Especially in legs
Stiffness in legs
Knee Pain
Odd Sensation in right knee
Face gets flushed often
Nose turns red all the time, if I'm cold, if I'm hot, if I drink, doesnt hurt but is embarrassing
Right lymph node swells randomly
Abnormal stools/ mucus in stools
Diarrhea was getting it very often, recently its been better
Stomach bloats after eating, Stomach pains and cramping after eating certain foods
Cannot get comfortable in any temperature I am always to hot or to cold, mainly have trouble staying warm except for at night
Always Feel like I havent gotten enough sleep, I have the most energy in the morning

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Pregnancy :: 27 Weeks And Purple Stretch Marks

Just wanted to ask I have stretch marks and still getting them, they are purple. Will they ever go? Like after the baby? I'm 21 and I'm nearly 27 weeks pregnant.

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Purple, Dark Brow Bruise Near Armpit Won't Go Away

I fell at work almost three months ago and hit my right upper arm towards the back, near my armpit ( on a trash can.. Lol ) I had an immediate shock and couldn't feel my arm for about 2 minutes. It still hurts, the immediate coloring was a dark purple. It hasn't started to fade at all- now it's a dark brown and still hurts. Same size. I don't have any blood disorders that I know of.

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