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I have purple feet all the time. They don't turn color in response to temperature. There is not discomfort. The skin appears healthy other than it ranges in color from red (like sunburn) to purple (like a bruise). Applying pressure to the skin causes it to go back to flesh color but as soon as the pressure goes away, the redness/purple return. Elevating the feet does not seem to have an impact. Sometimes the feet are cold to the touch but probably not more so than the average woman's feet.

It started about three years ago and has progressed significantly in the last 6 months. I'm very healthy - ex-smoker of 7 years. I exercise daily - run several days a week. I take no medications other than a daily vitamin. I have no allergies.

I've been to a dermatologist, general practitioner, vascular specialist and rhuematologist - all whom have never seen anything like this and none of whom have a clue what it could be or how or if to treat it.

I'm hoping there is someone else out there who has experienced this or knows someone who has. Thanks.
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replied January 2nd, 2012
I do too, just started about 4 months ago. At first I thought I had a spider bite, now don't know.
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replied March 12th, 2012
I have the same problem. Have been to every kind of Dr and they just call me the mystery patient. They say it might be Fibromylga, Lupus, Lime Disease. Did you ever find out what you have?? My feet are numb too. Especially on the top and by my ankles!
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replied March 10th, 2012
purple feet and burning sensations
Dear doctor my mum is 87 and she has been suffering with high blood pressure high enzime in her lever and high urin infection she has been given intervense anti-bitoic and the blood test indicate every thing is with in normal range.but her almubil and total proteine is about 0.8 below avergae. Although she is feeling bette physically but she seems depress and refuses to take any
food and water. her feet have trouble burning sensations and turned blue. What can we do for her in order to make her feel comfortable? thanks in advance for your advise
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replied March 10th, 2012
purple feet and burning sensations
Dear doctor my mum is 87 and she has been suffering with high blood pressure high enzime in her lever and high urin infection she has been given intervense anti-bitoic and the blood test indicate every thing is with in normal range.but her almubil and total proteine is about 0.8 below avergae. Although she is feeling bette physically but she seems depress and refuses to take any
food and water. her feet have trouble burning sensations and turned blue. What can we do for her in order to make her feel comfortable? thanks in advance for your advise
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