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Symptoms and treatment for Degenerative disc disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I am a 23 y/o female. For long as I can remember my hands feet and sometimes butt get ice cold to the touch very often even in warm weather. I googled it and came up with Raynaud's but my fingers do not turn white red or blue but when I get cold to the touch you can see what i think is purpleish red veins all over my body. Do you have any idea on what could cause this and is it something i should worry about?
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   degenerative disc disease
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   i smoke ciggs about a pack a day for the past 3 years
Doctor :   When was the degenerative disc disease diagnosed ?
User :   2 years ago
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The most common cause could be either due to smoking, or a milder variant of Raynaud's. Since when are you having this problem?
User :   but it has happened for as long as i can remember when i was a toddler even
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you quit smoking and get yourself examined by a General physician.
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Doctor :   Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
Doctor :   need to be done
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