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Blue hands

Blue hands: Introduction

Blue hands: Blue appearance of the hands. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Blue hands, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Blue hands:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Blue hands. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Blue hands:

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Blue hands: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Blue hands, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Blue hands Treatments

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Stories from Users for Blue hands

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Message Boards for Blue hands

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Diagnostic tests for Blue hands:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Blue hands. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature, Blood pressure and pulse rate to assess possible shock
    • Cardiovascular examination for murmur or enlarged heart - may suggest rheumatic carditis, congenital heart disease or congestive heart failure.
    • Examine for reduced or absent peripheral pulses, cool peripheries, absence of hairs on peripheries to diagnose peripheral vascular disease
    • Examine for finger tip ulcers which may be a complication of Raynaud's disease
    • Examine for any signs of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger's disease, polycythaemia, leukemia, polymyositis, dermatomyositis that may cause Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

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Blue hands: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Blue hands may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Blue hands

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Blue hands. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Blue hands

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Blue hands: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Blue hands:

The list of organs typically affected by Blue hands may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Blue hands

The list below shows some of the causes of Blue hands mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Blue hands?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Blue hands. Of the 18 causes of Blue hands that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 17 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blue hands:

The following list of conditions have 'Blue hands' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Blue hands?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Blue hands, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Blue hands:

Medical Conditions associated with Blue hands:

Blue skin (412 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Cyanosis (439 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

Symptoms related to Blue hands:

Blueness (439 causes), Coldness (12 causes), Pallor (536 causes), Cyanosis (439 causes), Blue skin (412 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Blue lips (89 causes), Cold hands (25 causes), Cold feet (26 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Hand tingling (57 causes), Blue fingers, Blue knuckles, Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Acrocyanosis, Circulatory disorders, Cold weather, Ethylmalonic aciduria, Raynaud's phenomenon (89 causes)

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