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Thighs feeling cold with bluish color. Chances of lupus or scleroderma?

The top of my hands turned blue a couple weeks ago and I got in the shower and looked down and my thighs and calves were blue too. I wasn t relaly cold but the weather did get very cold that week. The blue was not in my fingertips, It was the top of my hand...mainly my knuckels. My doc didn t seem overly concerned but say I should get bloodwork done. She is not testing my for lupus or Sclederma. It happend to my thighs only this morning and my thighs have felf cold all day. Any suggestions on what I should do?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, the skin on the top of your hands turned blue a couple a weeks ago. It would have been better for us if you would have told us about the tests your Doctor has recommended you to go in for. Is ANA in the list? Lupus and Scleroderma are autoimmune diseases seen commonly seen in women. ANA is positive in many of these females. Lupus and Scleroderma are diseases which affect many organs in the body. As you have just experienced skin changes so far, your Doctor might prefer to observe you for sometime before he goes in for some additional tests. Hope this helps
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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