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Worried teenager getting cold painful feet and toes!

Over the past week and a half I have been getting cold feet and toes! Sometimes the cold is so bad it is painful on the sole of my foot. It goes away if I go walking or running and is mostly there when I am resting. I had this like 3 years ago and it went away within 2 weeks. The weather is pretty cold where I am atm so that could have something to do with it. I am 16 btw and not overweight. My diet hasn't been great and I haven't got much excersise lately either. Could it be poor circulation? If so, I have started walking an hour a day, cutting out all proccessed foods and carbonated drinks and improving my lifestyle. Thanks and I hope for a wuick response
Im also a hypocondriac

It goes away completely with excersice
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replied December 1st, 2016

Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of your symptoms do not indicate one specific disease. The exact condition hence cannot be identified here. It could be due to arterial, venous or a systemic disorder.

Some indicators of peripheral arterial disease include: claudication pain (worsened by exercise and relieved by rest), pain on walking or at rest, skin changes (atrophic or dry skin, bluish or gray discoloration, lack of hair growth on the legs, shiny skin, non-healing ulcers, erectile dysfunction in men, weak or no pulse in the legs.

During a Raynaud's attack, the affected area typically turns white, and as oxygen fails to reach the extremities, they can turn blue. You may feel tingling or painful throbbing, and the affected area may swell. Symptoms can resolve quickly or may last for hours.

Raynaud's is a condition seen on its own, but also shows up as a "secondary" disease alongside other autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, lupus, Sjögren's Syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

Other conditions that can mask as vascular conditions include musculoskeletal sprain,and hypothyroidism.

In case you do seem to have any of the above signs and symptoms, you may need to consult with a doctor, who can do a proper assessment of your history, physical evaluation of your blood vessels, and if needed blood tests and imaging studies like doppler ultrasound might be needed.

This might help in proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition.



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