Fingernails turning blue

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hi today my hands are cold and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> have just the slightest tint of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> to them i am also weak (my thyroid is getting pretty low t4 ) but i get this weakness a lot i checked my bp and it was fine 120/74 heart rate is steady no pain or anything, my lips are not blue - i called the endo and she said low thyroid would not do this so not to worry, i was wondering if anyone else had this? i know we have a lot of symptoms that the docs do not recognize so.....
At times, there are symptoms of oxygen starvation, feeling of unwellness, and sometimes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span>, lips go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>. More recently, there was such an episode and the palm of my right hand went blue. I know that when this happens, my oxygen sat goes down because once, I went to A&E, explained the symptoms. The doc took my oxygen sat and this was down to 90%. It was probably much lower, because by the time I saw the doctor, symptoms had subsided. Any idea what these are.
A couple years,ago after an mri with contrast my nails turned <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> and stayed that way until they grew out. I was told it was toxicity probably from contrast. Now I have developed the lines. My Dr told me today its from something toxic possibly a med or it could be something systemic. He seemed very unconcerned although did say it sometimes leads to a necrosis. Does anybody have this? Could it be related to autonomic dysfunction?
It may be heart related. But when you say "red" turning to "blue" those are colors associated with Raynauds. Do his hands ever look a waxy white color, particularly the finger tips? Just another thing to think about. They can do a capillary test to see if he has Raynauds. Somehow they check the fingernails. I haven't had it done. My doctor took a look at my cold, gray feet and said I had Raynauds. You can google it for more information, see if it fits.
Do you notice any other parts of your body turning purble or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> like the tip of your nose or your toes? I know you said that your fingers do not feel cold, but what would happen if you put your fingers into contact with something cold?
The possibilities are quite extensive for lips turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>, and you can do a differential dx by eliminating that what you know cannot be a condition for you. Hope this helps, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! This could be due to pressure at the wrist joint causing the median nerve to get compressed. This is called carpel tunnel syndrome. The nail beds turning blue is due to reduced blood supply, which can be avoided by keeping the hands warm. A pressure at the wrist too can reduce the blood supply. Another possibility is diabetes causing peripheral neuropathy. Hypothyroidism and obesity too can cause pressure symptoms at the wrist.
I had all the classic symptoms such as the coughing, mucus, sob, etc. But, lately I am noticing new symptoms. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> are turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>, swelling of the ankles and memory problems. The memory problems are of great concern to me. I am forgetting things that usually come easy for me. Also, hard to explain but my speech is being effected as well. Words just are not coming out right at times. My question is does these new symptoms mean that my COPD is progressing?
A trip to the emergency room was prompted by his symptoms of throwing up, then proceding to pass out, turn white with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> lips and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span>. The ER staff said he looked like a drowning victim when we arrived. His blood pressure was 94/64 and his heart rate was very low. After reading about this nerve disorder, the symptoms sounds like what he has. Such as the stomach problems. i.e., indigestion, not feeling full ( he wants to eat constantly).
I had a collapsed lung following surgery some time back and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> were a sign of oxygen deficiency that the nurses checked for almost continuously. This site is not monitored or moderated by an MD, so you will only get patient to patient feedback here. I would suggest that you call you doctor immediately, describe your stmptoms, and see what she/he suggests. I would not delay in making that call, either. Best of luck. I hope all goes well.
As I have stated in my last posts, these changes have me really worried and somewhat afraid I admit. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>, right now my feet and ankles are really swollen and there is probs with memory. Several months ago, I had extreme swelling pretty much all over body. Didn't think too much of it at the time. But, I have never had problems with swelling. I now know it is the COPD. I recently read that there are blue bloaters and pink puffers in COPD.
My BP had been pretty stable since. Lately I have been having severe fatigue, and recently my nail beds and lips started turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>. My BP and heart rate are also pretty labile right now, with my BP varying from 98/59-155/90 and my heart rate from 50 to 80. I am guessing something has gone whacky with my medications, and while I am waiting to see my doctor thought I'd ask if anyone has any ideas what is going on? I also have high cholesterol.
The thing that gets us the most is about an hour before she quit breathing my husband made comments to the nurse about the lips looking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> then under her fingernails (we learned alot when she was 1st born from the children's hospital). The nurse came into look at her without turning the lights on (just light from other bed) plus she was in the oxygen tent.
The oxygen is carried by the part of the red blood cell called hemoglobin. Turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> may be caused by low hemoglobin or anything that causes the blood to leave the lungs before the hemoglobin has soaked up all of the oxygen that it possibly can. Some examples are problems of the lung or problems of the heart.
He confirmed the diagnosis of COPD. I am now having some problems with my COPD. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> and left ankle is swelling. Doesnt seem like that would be serious. But, with COPD it is. Symptoms very possibly indicating my oxygen level is dropping and there could be congestive heart failure. and I have no insurance. Even if we could get insurance now, I am uninsurable. Pre-existing condition. But, somehow you need to have further tests done.
I find that so frustrating , as I always had lots of energy in the past. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> are turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>. I have a left ankle that is swelling. Never had that problem in my life. Left ankle swelling could very possibly mean that COPD is effecting my heart somehow as well. I am praying not. Then, I am dreading winter. This past winter I was sick quite often. Bronchitis twice, pleurisy and pneumonia. I was always a healthy person. So much has changed with this disease. But, I am trying to cope.
Last Thursday, I went to the emergency room with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> and lips, shortness of breath, shaking, and dizzyness. This hit me suddenly during a quiet reading session alone in my room, and it scared me quite thoroughly. Moreover, when I arrived at the hospital and saw the doctor, he told me that my health was fine. Since then, I have had numerous "attacks" with varying degrees of these same symptoms. I have an appointment on Monday, if nothing happens between now and then.
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Sometimes, its hard for me to recover from a chilly area. I have turned <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> in 70 degree weather and was shaking violently. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> also turned blue. When I was in middle school, an administrator saw me like this and demanded I go to the nurse because he thought I had a high fever, but my temperature was normal. More recently, I turned blue and coworkers thought I wasn't getting enough oxygen but I got it tested and it was 100% saturated.
Been years since she's been on that and hope for a better night -- this came out of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> and they say the 2nd night can be the worst of 3. 17 .... she used to get croup as a toddler/child all the time but it's been years. All I've read here says it's rare in an adult. Croup - http://www.medhelp.
we will have to wear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> too. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span>, etc.....only eat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> food on that day/night (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> cotton candy)...(now I am turning blue from laughing) Heck you guys are invited to my place for a blue Moon PJ party!!!!!!!! You can bring your Dudes with you, and we will let the guys go do some Guy Thing...and we can eat and talk, eat and talk, eat and talk...the Girl Things.......I love it. I wrote it on my calendar already!!!!!!!!
The usual method of checking this in adults is a wrist blood draw for arterial blood gases, As long as there is no cyanois, meaning oxygen deficit, reflected by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> lips or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span>, and the baby is not excessively agitated, the chances are this is a normal method of mainatining homeostasis.
I had a second lapse of vomiting/diarrhea and I saw my lips and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>. I was really dizzy by this time. Now it's the evening and my stomach has been turning all day. I am very dizzy when I stand up and have been lying down all day. I lost over 3 lbs today from diarrhea/vomit. I have a headache too--I don't know if I might be dehydrated? The hives are basically gone, the blueness didn't last long, I haven't vomited in hours, though I still have diarrhea when I go.
The blue discoloration isn't in response to cold, the fingers with the worst symptoms sometimes turn cold and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> turn pale purplish-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> when I've used my hands a lot. First they get hot, warm to the touch, and inflamed.....then they turn cold. To me it's almost as if the swelling starts to restrict the circulation so they go from hot and swollen to pale and cold. But it's just certain fingers, usually whichever ones are having the most problems that week.
I used to say it felt like someone was trying to climb out that opening and using their <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span> to do it! Once in a while I would get them all of a sudden and then nothing. I think it can be normal.
If you start feeling like your not getting enough air, look at your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fingernails</span>, if they are not really <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>, your getting plenty of air. I used to go to the emergency room, and they would laugh when they showed me that I was getting 98% oxygen all on my own and that there was nothing to freak out about. Chill out and tell yourself your fine. It takes alot to knock the life out of someone. Anxiety won't do it. Hope this helps.
I don't know about the clear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> tests, but I got early bfp with PRER digital and when I got my beta, my beta was actually much lower than it should have been for dpIUI. Since my beta was low, I know the FRER digital must have been picking up a pretty low hcg. As for the spotting, I started bleeding 16dpIUI. I don't really call it spotting, because it came on pretty strong like AF was here, but then it stopped almost as quickly as it started.
I was playing on the Wii yesterday and out of no where I felt my finger tingle like it was swelling a few minutes later it was turning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>. I have been freaking out since then looking all over the internet. I thought I was havng a reaction to some new medicine I am taking but I went to their site and it is not listed as a side effect or reason to call Dr. Then my husband said maybe I popped a blood vessel. My hands are very cold for hours in the morning then by about 2pm they are fine.
I haven't noticed the fatigue as much anymore and that seems to be a thing of the past. Just some days out of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span>,,I am congested. I still am trying to tackle that with a humidifier. The biggest concern I have at the moment that bothers me and I would love to see that go away is the brain fog still. I would think by now,,it would be gone! I often have that spaced out feeling. My hair did not grow back as thick as it was post tx,,I can live with that.
He could have done a Lumbar Fusion but he said he could not fuse all five levels and not only do I have five bad levels now but the Degeneration is moving up the spine. He has not where he could put that many levels.I also have poor cirulation ( <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blue</span> colored fingernails and cold feet) It all amounts to he doesnt have the know how to do any other thing with my back. If the Workmans Comp had done what they should have back in 2001 or by 2003 my back would not be what it is now.
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