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My big toe has suddenly turned purple, do you have any suggestions

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My big toe has suddenly turned purple, do you have any suggestions on what it could be.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
did you have any recent procedure like heart cath etc? any numbness or pain in toes.. any limb weakness or inability to move? medical history n medlist
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I had a spinal cord injury in 2000. I have experienced some numbness in toes in left foot (same foot as toe discoloration) for a couple of years, usually in winter. I broke my ankle (right foot) 2 years ago and plate was inserted in opposite foot of purple toe. There is some skin discoloration on right foot that has been there since I broke foot.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Regarding spinal cord injury. I am mobile now. I do have limb weakness since spinal cord injury but I can walk.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
What type of doctor do you suggest I see for this kind of problem
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
you need to see neurosergon for spine issues... as for bluish toes you need to be evaluated ASAP to make sure that its not a clot either aterial most likely or venous clot... it will also be important to have platelets checked to rule out polymyalgias and erythromelalgia. this bluish discoloration could also be part of raynauds which is usually temporary.. for this issue go to ER
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
For possible blood clot, which doctor do I see, internal medicine?
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
yes.. your primary doctor can handle this issue. please give him a call.
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