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Toes turn blue

By November 21, 2015 - 9:25am
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I recently saw a dr for red, warm lumps on my shin. He told me it was a superficial blood clot and to elevate and use heat. Since I've been keeping an eye on my leg, ive noticed my toes on the same side frequently turn blue for a little while and then back to normal. Could this have to do with the clot?

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Thank you. I have a stress test on Monday...if it is something related to circulation, is that something the cardiologist would deal with?

November 21, 2015 - 10:52pm
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Yes, the cardiologist will be able to detect any heart conditions that would cause less blood circulation throughout the body.

November 22, 2015 - 3:43pm

Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
The discoloration of your toe is most likely due to poor circulation, which can also be causing the blood clots. When you elevate your leg it reduces blood flow to the foot, which should help reduce the clotting. However, this also reduces the supplying of oxygen to the toe causing it to turn blue.

November 21, 2015 - 12:27pm
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