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Cold hands

Cold hands: Introduction

Cold hands: Feeling of coldness affecting the hands. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Cold hands, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cold hands:

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

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Causes of Types of Cold hands:

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Cold hands: Symptom Checker

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

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Cold hands Treatments

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Stories from Users for Cold hands

Real-life user stories relating to Cold hands:

Message Boards for Cold hands

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Cold hands or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Cold hands:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature, Blood pressure and pulse rate to assess possible shock
    • Examine cardiovascular system for signs of left ventricular failure and shock
    • Examine for signs of acute arterial occlusion of major peripheral artery e.g. arm and hand pallor, lack of sensation to light touch, motor paralysis, gangrene
    • Presence of a cervical rib (extra upper rib) that can cause subclavian artery compression, aneurysm and peripheral microemboli to small arteries
    • Examine for signs of peripheral microemboli to the small arteries e.g. sudden pain, blueness of skin, coldness and numbness of a finger. Pulses are palpable
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Cold hands:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cold hands as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Cold hands:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Cold hands as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Propranolol and Ergot Derivative interaction
  • Apo-Propranolol and Ergot Derivative interaction
  • Betachron and Ergot Derivative interaction
  • Detensol and Ergot Derivative interaction
  • Inderal and Ergot Derivative interaction
  • Inderal-LA and Ergot Derivative interaction
  • more interactions...»

Cold hands: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cold 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: Cold 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Cold hands: Deaths

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Cold hands: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Cold hands:

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

Detailed list of causes of Cold hands

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

How Common are these Causes of Cold 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 Cold hands. Of the 25 causes of Cold hands that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cold hands:

The following list of conditions have 'Cold 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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Causes of Cold hands Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cold hands based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

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

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

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

    Classifications of Cold hands:

    Subtypes of Cold hands:

    Knuckle coldness (8 causes), Palm coldness (8 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Cold hands:

    Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Cold hands:

    Cold fingers, Finger numbness (32 causes), Cold feet (26 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Hand paresthesias (57 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Temperature sensitivity (76 causes), Blue hands (18 causes), Cyanosis (439 causes), Cold environment, Raynauds phenomenon (89 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Cold hands

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cold hands

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