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My big toe on my left foot turns purple at times. It doesnt

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My big toe on my left foot turns purple at times. It doesn't hurt at all or bother me in any way. Is this a sign of anything seriously wrong?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
It can be a very mild version of Renaud's, which is due to constriction of the tiny blood vessels in the hands or feet or both.

Does this happen more in cold weather?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not sure. It is purple right now even though it is not cold here ( it is 72.5 F) my toes are cold. I have a tendency to be cold a lot.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
So this can be an isolated phenomena in and of itself.

It can be a sign of autoimmune disease in some cases.

And the circulation in the lower legs needs to be checked.

Sometimes an ultrasound should be done.

Take these possibilities to your internal medicine doctor.

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