Fingernails turn purple

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Avatar_n_tn Fingernails turn blue/purple because of a lack of oxygen. This can be cardiogenic or caused by anemia or certain circulatory diseases (Raynaud's).
Avatar_n_tn I really run much more than what I was used. When I finished, my fingernails were purple. Since then, they have stayed that way. A week after that, I started having many other symptoms (headaches, wooziness, etc). I was told by my doctors that it was raynauds, but now I have found out that raynaud causes attacks and then fingernails come back to normal. Mine are purple all the time, but occasionally my right thumb and left index turn very blue, although they return to purple when I press them.
Avatar_n_tn One and a half month ago, I overexercised (went running a lot more than I was used to) and when I finished, my fingernails were purple/blue. Since then, they have remained purple. A week after that I started developing many other symptoms which I'm quite sure have to do something with that. I went through several tests including EKG, echocardiogram, xray, spirometry, CT scan and blood work. All came back normal. My fingernails had never changed their colour before that incident.
823411_tn?1251317659 I definetly have anxiety problems but this is different. How can anxiety cause my fingernails to turn purple on the base and fade into pink twords the tip?everything ive researched is telling me either a pulmanary or heart problem. Ive had my heart checked through an electropsyiology study,echocardiogram,e.k.g.,and holter monitor and the heart doc. says its not my heart.I guess im just stuck trying to figure out whats causing this. i have chronic dizziness(i had an m.r.i.
Avatar_n_tn Hello, According to Mayo clinic during an attack of Raynaud's, affected areas of your skin usually turn white at first. Then, the affected areas often turn blue, feel cold and numb, and your sense of touch is dulled. As circulation improves, the affected areas may turn red, throb, tingle or swell. It does not cause persistent color change. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar_f_tn i had all the tests for this and they were normal. lately i have noticed that the my nails are bluish/purple, and i also feel like i am not getting enough air (like i feel like i am not taking deep enough breaths). i also feel some slight pressure in the middle of my chest. the pressure goes up to the spot where the neck meets the chest. also to note, i have had some moderate post-nasal drip for the past week. the back of my through is sore.
Avatar_f_tn Some hot and painful. Different sizes. Comes and goes. Some discolouration -- usually reddish, but can turn purple in the cold. Leisons began appearing probably late Nov. and have come and gone since then. Some facial rash but not severe.
Avatar_n_tn Purple fingernails all the time mean Raynaud's? Mine turned purple a month ago, just after overexercising and since then they remained purple, is this normal? Also, the coloration doesn't seem to change with temperature, does it still mean it is Raynaud's?
Avatar_f_tn I forgot to mention that my short term memory is horrible, my glands are always swollen, I have lumps under my arms and my fingernails turn from purple to blue now and haven't been a normal color for about a year now.....thanks..
Avatar_n_tn Hi, On July 14th I was running and overexercised. When I finished my fingernails were purple. Since then, they remained that way, although occasionally my right thumb and/or my left index would turn very blue. Is this raynauds?
Avatar_f_tn toes turn purple and are always cold. my hands are always cold, sometimes fingernails turn a blue colour. 2 toes were swollen for a week, and my right middle finger gets a burning sensation in the fingertip thats last 30 secs? ive been checked out from head to toe, but docs havent said anything!
Avatar_f_tn the nails on my hands and toes will occasionally spilt or turn purple and come off. what can i do?
Avatar_n_tn In the winter she gets extremely cold hands and feet and her fingernails turn purple. She is not normally that cold to touch, as much as she feels cold herself. It actually causes pain. It leaves in the summer but in the winter its pretty bad, socks doesn't help, etc. She is only 21, so I was just wondering everyones take on it. She hasn't went to the doc yet...
Avatar_f_tn I just took off old nail polish to find that my nails had a purple tint in the beginning and yellow at the base is this normal?
Avatar_n_tn And just recently, in the past few months also, I have been getting cold easily and to the point where my fingernails and toe nails turn purple. I used to be hot all the time and now I am not. I feel dizzy sometimes too and tired. Sometimes when I walk, or step, something in my head feels weird, like it jumbles or something, I can't really explain it. I also get headaches a lot too. I am also nauseous. Right now I feel as if there is a lump in my throat and cannot get it out.
Avatar_n_tn Lately, I have noticed that my eyes get bloodshot for no reason (no coughing, no sneezing, etc) and have noticed that my fingernails turn bluish-purple to the point to where one of my friends thought I had painted my fingernails. My hands do get cold often and I wasn't sure if this was related or not...however, it can happen whether or not my hands are cold. I woke up in the middle of the night and looked in the mirror and was shocked to see how bloodshot my eyes were...it freaked me out.
Avatar_n_tn Hands and feet sometimes turn blue. My fingernails are always purple. I have been extremely tired since I was about 16 - and was diagnosed with narcolepsy in 2005 (Age 20). It's not just a little tired. It's extreme fatigue - without my medication I feel so tired I could throw up. My senior year in highschool was spent sleeping about 16 hours per day. The diagnosis didn't really explain why I was tired ... just reaffirned that I was. I started getting chest pain at about the age of 17.
Avatar_n_tn Since then, they have stayed that way, although sometimes my right thumb and my left index fingernails turn dark blue but get back purple when I press them. I also got chest pain and palpitations. On the next day, I went to hospital and got an EKG done which showed no abnormalities. I was referred to a cardiologist and pulmonologist. A week after that overexercising incident I felt pins and needles and a burning sensation within my head, which I just ignored.
Avatar_m_tn I also took of my nail polish and had purple skin under my nails. I don't think it was my nails because when I squeezed my fingernails, you could see all of it turn really purple. I also feel like I have eye pressure and 20/200 vision with astigmatisms in both eyes. I sometimes feel like my eyes and face are numb and that my eyes are goopy, but they're not.
Avatar_m_tn I also took of my nail polish and had purple skin under my nails. I don't think it was my nails because when I squeezed my fingernails, you could see all of it turn really purple. I also feel like I have eye pressure and 20/200 vision with astigmatisms in both eyes. I sometimes feel like my eyes and face are numb and that my eyes are goopy, but they're not.
410475_tn?1262945967 Soft Paws are little false nails that you glue over your cats claws as you would with fake human fingernails. They do not come off once glued on and come off when the nails grow out. Application consists of cutting the cats nails short, applying the glue and placine a Soft Paw in place over the nail. The can be used over and over again. The are soft rubber so that a cat can still use its covered claws with out causing damage to others or furniture.
Avatar_m_tn I no longer think I have MS, but heart troubles (again lol) so now i focus on my pulse, checkin my fingernails to make sure they are not purple, etc. Its crazy, I know. Just the nature of the beast. I am sorry you are going through this. I wanted to let you know you are not alone. I have worried on adn off since I was around 23ish, just KNOWING I was dying, and Im still here. I even wrote my kids letters telling them how much I loved them, cuz i was "dying".
Avatar_f_tn I don't think u get hot flashes till menopause but not sure) -heart racing (feels like its gonna pop out of my chest) -heart slowing down I mean I take my pulse manually and it's usually around 72 (which is normal) it just my heart feels relaxed and like its bit going fast enough (even though it is) -extreme anxiety -purple colored finger nails (happens mostly when I'm cold can that cause this!?
Avatar_n_tn So my fingernails, ears, toenails, are somewhat purple. Also when I get a scratch or irritation on my skin, it turns the same color. This discoloration has persisted for two months now. I have gone through several tests which came back ok, so it doesn't look the discoloration is due to cyanosis. And Lyme seems to be the only possible disease, since many others have been ruled out. However, I'm still wondering if the discoloration has something to do with Lyme. What do you think?
Avatar_n_tn I've taken him to rheumatologist at major children hospital, but he's not been diagnosed to have any serious disease, such as reynolds disease, as they do not turn pale or purple at all. I've trying to find an article or any community forum to find is there is any child or anyone who's had the same pain, but I've not found any. Does your son also experience any pain?
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Avatar_f_tn I have suffered itchy arms on and off for ten years. Usually if I go out into the sunshine without barrier cream. It can last for a few weeks. It starts with burning sensation and I can feel the hairs on my arms standing up. Sometimes I get a stinging sensation which is unbearable, I haverer to dig my fingernails into the area to get relief This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/241701'>Severe Itching on arms</a>.
Avatar_f_tn - Constant palpitations, night time bradycardia (HR will stay within 50-55) - 24/7 paranoia, anxiety, and fear of dying. - Cold, tingling extremities, with purple toned fingernails. - Constant tension headaches, feeling of a rubber band around my head. - Shortness of breath every couple of hours, no wheezing. Feeling of someone sitting on my chest. - Periodic chest pains, shoulder pains, and back pains. Sometimes occurs with episodes. - Swelling and pain in both of my ankles, non pitting.
Avatar_f_tn I also forgot to mention that there are times my fingernails turn kind of purple and I don't think even anxiety can cause that ;). That to me signals something circulatory. I've been on medications for anxiety in the past, but had more bad experiences than good with them, so I have been kind of afraid to go on them again. My GP did give me a referral to a cardiologist because of the heart rhythm issues, but I am wondering if maybe they would be able to give me an answer to why I feel so cold.