Raynaud's phenomenon

What is Raynaud's phenomenon?

Raynaud phenomenon occurs due to recurrent vasospasm of the blood vessels of fingers and toes and usually occurs in stress or cold exposure.Here colour change and pain is the main clinical features.There are many causes- but most important is automiiune diseases.

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My left arm to my hand has ached/cold since Oct & has turned red 8 times-Raynauds has been ruled out. Help??
I have had blood work done, Raynaud test done, xray of shoulder to see if there is a pinch.....doctor still can not figure out what is wrong....see him again next week.

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My toes get cold numb feeling frequently. I have Raynaud's, but this happens when my toes should be warm, when I am wearing wool socks under blankets. I have had some tests, but have no answers yet. Any ideas ?

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Hi, I am 30, female , BMI=23.05 but my wrists and hands are very thin. and my arms and hands are so weak. Are these symptomes related to my raynaud disease? What can I do to have stronger and more shaped wrists? Thank you in progress.

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query. Your BMI is ideal and it is not Raynaud disease as you dont give history of pain or cold extremities. Is it a progressive weakness? Please meet a neurologist and get yourself examined for muscular dystrophy. Have a healthy living

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i love being outdoor and my work is outdoor too. since i was 15 i have had problems with my ciculation, i often get white fingers and toes. i think it is raynauds syndrom and therefore i wonder if there is any cure for raynauds?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

After going through your history, I would like to comment the following:

1. Your history does look like Raynauds phenomenon. And you have this problem since 13 years of age.

2. You must have investigated yourself for that. If not then you need to get yourself...

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I have Raynaud's disease, so normally feel cold. However over the last few weeks I've been getting a warm/hot feeling in my left arm, which is obviously an unusual experience to someone feeling cold. My right arm and both feet also feel warm but it's not te same feeling. I know we're having hot weather but I don't think that's the cause.

doctor1 MD

Hi, the disease is usually found in cold climates, the treatment includes vasodialators, to improve the blood flow to the skin. There is possibility that the flow to the surface may cause flush and felt as if warmth is coming. So it could be due to the drugs you are using, if it is troubling you...

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hello doctor,iam 23yrs girl suffer from raynauds phenomenon ,(scaleroderma) which exercise or diet to control this disease...prescribe some body lotion ,gel or cream???????????? 12yrs suffer this disease prescribe some body lotion.

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What should I do if I am suspicious about being a raynaud phenomenon victim ? As I am About to Shit to UK for My Higher Studies is it Advisable to Go in cold country.Because as its a common problem.what precaution should i take before moving there

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welcome to healthcaremagic
you should avoid exposure to cold if you are having raynaud's phenomenon
the under lying disease should be diagnosed
any systemic illness to be excluded like s l e
hope you be all right

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clindamycin
My wife has Raynauds, the circulation issue.
she has an infected finger tip.
Regular antibiotics did not help.
an ointment form made it weep puss
All this time the finger tip (under nail) is very painful if bumped.
The last Dr. prescribed clindamycin . 300mg twice a day.
After a week, severe heart burn started immedeately after taking the pill.
Question: Can we use things like tums or zantec -as directed- to eliminate/control the heartburn?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query,

Raynauds might be associated with scleroderma.

Scleroderma is a multi systemic disease and can present with heart burn.

she needs thorough check up.

Yes zantec can be used.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum,...

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Today I spent a long time in a cold unheated room and my hands got very cold. I often suffer from Raynaud s type reactions on my fingers with them going white and number and needing to be held under warm water to come back to life again. Today, I was experiencing some of this but not to such an extreme degree as I have on previous occasions. Then suddenly a patch on the back of my left hand turned extremely numb and began to develop a blue/black bruise in a matter of seconds before my eyes. I tried running warm water on the hand and eventually the bruised area began to regain feeling and turn red. This happened 8 hours ago and I still have bright red patch on my hand which now feels tender and slightly odd . I am concerned as this has never happened before and the sudden and unexplained nature of the bruising and numbness alarmed me. Can you help please?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

As per your problem you are Suffering from Raynaud's type reactions since long time and today you felt black bruise on hand suddenly.

As per the query posted by you I can get that you very well know about Raynaud's reactions....

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Hi, After taking a shower I noticed that my right handed thumb had two spots of an extreme white as if I had ready to peel skin !, once I put lotion on the big one disappeared but still have the small one. I immediately searched for it in the Internet & all I got was something called Raynaud syndrome , but I m completely sure that s not it because it was only two small spots & not the whole finger & the big spot disappeared once I put lotion on! Any ideas of what it might be ?? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
The spots appearing after bath immediately are suggestive of dried epidermis layer getting soaked and being visible.
this can happen if you had touched a hot surface but there was no blistering but only singing of outer skin layers.
The keratin layers will go away...

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Recent questions on  Raynaud's phenomenon

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I have primary Raynaud s (20years). I have had migrains for 15 years. Am now having angina (past 3years). When my angina is acting up my ST segment is depressed & sometimes my Twave inverts. Tredmill test both 3y ago and now show ischemia in anterior wall of right atrium (I m pretty sure that is what cardiologist said) - anyway no change in 3 years. I think that these 3 things must be related. They are all vasospastic activities. Do you know of any disorder where these three are involved?

doctor1 MD

Hi, After taking a shower I noticed that my right handed thumb had two spots of an extreme white as if I had ready to peel skin !, once I put lotion on the big one disappeared but still have the small one. I immediately searched for it in the Internet & all I got was something called Raynaud syndrome , but I m completely sure that s not it because it was only two small spots & not the whole finger & the big spot disappeared once I put lotion on! Any ideas of what it might be ?? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

HI\\I have ankylosing spondylitis (an autoimmune disorder), which I currently don t take any medication for, not even pain killers as it is well controlled with diet . Lately I have been having not unpleasant hot flashes in my toes, usually only one at a time. Do you have any idea what is causing this. My AS has never been better. I have in the past had Raynaud s blue fingers when I get cold but haven t had any of that since last winter. Cheers,Cherie

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I'm 39, slender, petite build. I've had Raynaud's and migraines for 15 years. For 6 years I lived in Louisiana and had minimal issues with the Raynaud's. I moved back to Ohio a year and a half ago. This past winter was rough. My doctor put me on calcium channel blockers which sort-of helped. Over the past 10 weeks I have developed lots aches and stiffness in my joints- primarily my fingers, wrists and toes (numbness and pain in toes), but also in my knees and elbows and other places. I've also had some unusual muscle tiredness - for example sometimes my arms get tired when I lift them to put something in the cupboard or my legs get tired walking up the stairs. I went to my doctor the end of May. She did bloodwork, it all came back negative. But, she still recommended I see a rheumatologist. I have an appointment the end of July. Last week I started having some new issues. Some concerns with my breasts. I felt like the nipple was denting in slightly on one side and the breast seemed flatter above that area. But, the nipple will also go back to normal with minimal stimulation. So, I thought maybe I was imagining it. Today, the area above my breast is sore- on the rib bone. Sore to the touch. I'm not aware of doing anything that could have stretched a muscle. Anyway, I'm wondering if any of this could be connected? If I should go see my primary doctor again or just wait till I see the rheumatologist the end of the month?

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i love being outdoor and my work is outdoor too. since i was 15 i have had problems with my ciculation, i often get white fingers and toes. i think it is raynauds syndrom and therefore i wonder if there is any cure for raynauds?

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