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Purple Feet

What does it mean when you have purple feet all the time? My feet are always purple whether im cold or hot. They never look normal. I went to my doctor about a year ago and she told me that nothing was wrong. If nothing was wrong, then why are they still purple. Its not normal. Someone please help me.
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187666 tn?1331176945
I think it's time to see another doctor. Usually color change is tied to a circulatory problem.  I know with Raynauds folks will have color changes from white to blue gray to red. My hands and feet turn dusky gray at times because of Raynauds. But a constant purplish color indicates a problem. Even if it turns out to be something not serious, it would be good to understand what's happening and why.
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63984 tn?1385441539
I have purple ankles and feet as well.  It's not exactly my favorite physical attribute.  As it was explained to me by a couple of doctors, it's a failure of the vessel's hydraulic system.  Valves aren't opening and closing quite right, so to speak, a variation on vericose veins, which I also have in my legs.  I do lots of strenous walking for exercise and that makes the condition more apparent.  I've had the condition for years.  Where I work out, occasionally someone asks about it in the dressing room.  It gives me the opportunity to say, with a straight face, "I work as a grape crusher in a winery".  
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187666 tn?1331176945
Very good Flycaster. That thought came to mind but I didn't want to ask the question - are you making home made wine? I'm pretty sure the answer would be no but it brought back great "I Love Lucy" memories.
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