Why Are My Hands Turning Blue?


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Lucy Burroughs Profile
Lucy Burroughs answered
There are quite a few things that can cause your hands to turn blue – some of them can be pretty serious, though, so I’d definitely suggest seeing your doctor if you’re not sure.

What Can Cause Blue Hands?
  • Lack of oxygen in the blood
  • Poor circulation
  • Cold temperatures
  • Cyanosis
  • Anaemia
  • Raynaud’s disease
What Should I Tell My Doctor?
  • You’ll need to describe the coloration of your hands – are the fingers blue, or just the nails? How severe is it? Are your hands sometimes blue and sometimes just an off-white or gray color? Let your doctor know!
  • Mention any other symptoms. Do you lose sensation in your fingers when they turn blue? Do they start tingling, or do you get a pins-and-needles type sensation?
  • Tell your doctor about any existing health problems that you know of. Do you have low blood pressure, a heart condition or anemia? These are just a few examples. However unrelated it might seem, it’s best to let your doctor know.
  • Try to say how long your hands stay blue for (unless they're permanently blue - in which case, say that).
  • Let your doctor know what medication you’re taking. Pills taken to treat other conditions might be causing this.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Poor circulation due to low oxygen. Unless you were playing with blue paint or cloth.
Erin Cuff Profile
Erin Cuff answered
If you are an older male sounds like Raynauds, if not it means low o2 level and poor circulation. I would have that checked out ASAP.

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