This question was answered on Sun 15, Jun 2008 05:03am by VanessaMD

my feet turn purple when i am sitting still or sitting.

    
Asked by Unregistered (Female; 42 ) on Fri 13, Jun 2008 08:23am

my feet turn purple when i am standing still or sitting. when i move or walk they are okay. what could this be?

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Answer by VanessaMD  on Sun 15, Jun 2008 05:03am:

Hi For how long has this condition been present? Discolorations of the lower extremities may suggest an underlying vascular problem. It is necessary to note other associated signs and symptoms like swelling of the extremities, any scaling or dryness, any decrease in sensation, any ulcerations, any nail changes and any presence of varicosities. These may suggest venous insufficiency "where veins do not efficiently return blood from the limbs back to the heart. It may occur following excessive blood clotting (such as deep vein thrombosis) and leg veins inflammation. It can also result from the failure of the vein valves to close properly and to hold blood against gravity. " or if in the presence of underlying disease conditions like diabetes and risk factors like smoking this may suggest arterial insufficiency. Source:http://www.venarin.com/chronic-venous-insufficiency-treatment/chronic-venous-insufficiency-causes-treatment.htm Abnormal spasms of the blood vessels as in the case of Raynaud's phenomenon may also present with discolorations of the extremities. "Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a condition resulting in a particular series of discolorations of the fingers and/or the toes after exposure to changes in temperature (cold or hot) or emotional events." Source:http://www.medicinenet.com/raynauds_phenomenon/article.htm A duplex scan of the lower extremities to assess the blood vessels may be able to help.
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Comment by on Wed 27, Apr 2011 07:27pm:
If feet turn purple when sitting then it can be due to peripheral vascular disease which may be due to restricted blood supply to the feet or due to Raynaud's disease.

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