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My feet are turning black, all my toes and the sole of my

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My feet are turning black, all my toes and the sole of my feet. They are extremely sore to the point of not being able to wear shoes. The nail on one of my little toes has already come off. I've beenm to several doctors and they just pass me off to another Dr. I would love to have whatever this is diagnosed before I lose my feet. I am not a diabetic.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Have you seen a vascular surgeon?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
simply use reply to respond
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ive also seen blood drs. heart drs, In fact I have seen seven doctors and they just pass me off to another one.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Feet turning black would have to have a diagnosis
What was their consensus?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
One said it was caused from smoking??? Another said He just didn't know and said He would have some pressure bands sent to me. The others said it was a blood disorder to see a heart doctor. I've done all of this and I'm sbout disgusted with "specialists".
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Do you still smoke?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'm trying to quit but I still smoke one full cigarette a day. Half after breakfast and half after dinner in the evening.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Doesn't matter how much it can stimulate Buerger's disease
This is usually hands and feet, and usually causes pain.
Usually more of a blue black than black
If really black, then dry gangrene from circulation problems is possible but a vascular surgeon would be able to tell immediately. Ultrasound studies of the legs and feet need to be done in this respect.
Another possibility is Raynaud's disease which is associated with a number of illnesses or is a disease in and of itself...usually this is from cold.
Steady turning black with pain is gangrene until proven otherwise.
Take this list to a good internal medicine doctor who will think broadly about this.
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