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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my girlfriend went to see the doctor yesterday because her fingers were turning blue. They took blood test but didnt giver her any info. And they still are turning blue when she just sitting and leveling them. What could this be.. and should she do soemthing about this?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   i am
User :   ok
Doctor :   give me a min let me read your query
User :   and we looked at picture of raynud on the internet and it doesnt look like that
Doctor :   may i know her age ?
User :   21
Doctor :   Raynaud is a symptom
User :   yea but its not always when she is cold
Doctor :   and not a disease in its self
Doctor :   and cold can be a reason but there are other conditions too that can cause it
Doctor :   since when it is happening ?
User :   when she puts her hands chest level or lower they turn purple and blue it like no circulation and her toes turn purple to when she sitting down
User :   just a couple of days
Doctor :   is she taking any medications for anything ?
User :   just concerta for add
Doctor :   does she smokes?
User :   no
User :   could this be signs of early pregnancy at all? she not pregnant that we know of
Doctor :   ok now there are few conditions that can cause it and for that a blood test is taken to look for antibodies which will confirm the diagnosis
User :   oh sry vyvanse not concerta
User :   yea they took the blood test and they said so far everything is fine
Doctor :   no pregnancy is not a certain indication
Doctor :   they did the antibodies test ?
User :   i believe so
User :   yea they took the blood clot
User :   they took like 5 things of blood
Doctor :   antinuclear antibody and and C-reactive protein (CRP) tests are done to confirm
User :   what do they confirm
Doctor :   and thyroid test too
User :   yea they took the throid
Doctor :   they will confirm the disease and then accordingly she can be treated
User :   ok
User :   is there anything she can do now to keep the fingers from going blue
Doctor :   Include physical activity as part of your healthy lifestyle and limit your use of caffeine and alcohol
Doctor :   it's important to take care of your hands and feet. Protect them from cuts, bruises, and other injuries. For example, wear properly fitted shoes and don't walk barefoot. Use lotion to prevent your skin from drying and cracking. Also, avoid tight wristbands and rings.
User :   ok
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   you are welcome
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