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Symptoms of Buerger's disease

Symptoms of Buerger's disease: Introduction

Symptoms and complications of Buerger's disease are due to inflammation of the arteries and veins of the hands and/or feet and develoment of blood clots (thrombosis). This creates blockages in the blood vessels, which result in an insufficient supply of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to cells and tissues in the hands and/or feet.

Symptoms of Buerger's disease include pain in the hands and/or feet, especially during exercise. Pain can also occur during rest. Pain can be severe, and there may be sensations of numbness and tingling as well. There also may be pain that radiates to other areas of the legs and arms.

The lack of sufficient blood flow to the hands and feet leads to the development of tissue ischemia and sores or lesions. This can eventually lead to the death (necrosis) of affected tissues and gangrene, which may require removal of the dead tissues or amputation in the most severe cases.

Buerger's disease can mimic or occur in conjunction with a condition called Raynaud's phenomenon. Symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon include a change in color of the affected fingers and toes. The fingers and toes may appear pale, grey or bluish (cyanosis). The hands and feet may feel very cold and there may also be pain, throbbing, burning or numbness....more about Buerger's disease »

Symptoms of Buerger's disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Buerger's disease includes the 29 symptoms listed below:

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Less Common Symptoms of Buerger's disease:

Ocassionally other symptoms may also present themselves as symptoms of Buerger's disease. 3 of the more common ones are included in the list below:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Buerger's disease?

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Buerger's disease as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Buerger's disease, it is also important to consider Buerger's disease as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Buerger's disease may cause:

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Buerger's disease: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Buerger's disease: Most patients with Buerger disease are aged 20-45 years.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Buerger's disease. This signs and symptoms information for Buerger's disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Buerger's disease signs or Buerger's disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Buerger's disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Buerger's disease symptoms.

 

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