Hi, I'm trying to find out the cause of this. One and a half month ago, I overexercised (went running a lot more than I was used to) and when I finished, my fingernails were purple/blue. Since then, they have remained purple. A week after that I started developing many other symptoms which I'm quite sure have to do something with that.
I went through several tests including EKG, echocardiogram, xray, spirometry, CT scan and blood work. All came back normal.
My fingernails had never changed their colour before that incident. What can have gotten wrong after overexercising? I have been told that it might be raynaud's, but as for my understanding, the colour of my fingernails should be normal except when I'm having a raynaud attack. My fingernails are just purple all the time, chronically.
What other tests can I take to find out the cause? What specialists can I see? There must be something you can tell me. Please, any answer will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
I am not really sure what this could be. Sudden persistent discolouration is unlikely to be Raunaud’s if it does not revert back to normal after the trigger is reversed, though I would suggest getting evaluated fur cardiac/ vascular and haemotological conditions. I would suggest seeing an internist initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this helps.
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