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98 Possible Causes for Acrocyanosis, Chest Pain, Narrow Hands

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    Symptoms of scleroderma include Calcium deposits in connective tissues Raynaud's phenomenon, a narrowing of blood vessels in the hands or feet Swelling of the esophagus, the[medlineplus.gov] Respiratory/lungs Progressive shortness of breath (dyspnea) and pain in the chest wall (precordial chest pain) and a persistent dry cough.[sclerodermasociety.co.uk] Use cautiously with Raynaud's disease, chilblains, acrocyanosis, erythrocyanosis, or impaired temperature sensitivity, such as neuropathy.[livingnaturallyonline.com]

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    What happens in PoTS Normally when you sit up or stand, gravity pulls some of your blood down to your belly area, hands and feet.[nhs.uk] […] aches (may feel flu-like); neck pain Insomnia and frequent awakenings from sleep, chest pain and racing heart rate during sleep, excessive sweating Shakiness/tremors especially[my.clevelandclinic.org] […] postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome can include a murmur or click of mitral valve prolapse (although significant mitral regurgitation is unusual) and prominent dependent acrocyanosis[medlink.com]

  • Raynaud Phenomenon

    Raynaud's (say "ray-NOHZ") phenomenon is a problem when the blood vessels in the hands and feet are extra sensitive and become more narrow than normal.[stanfordhealthcare.org] However, many drugs that are approved for high blood pressure or chest pain caused by coronary heart disease are used by doctors to treat Raynaud’s phenomenon, and appear[arthritis.org] Occasionally, an alternate explanation is revealed such as acrocyanosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Raynaud's Disease

    When you are cold or stressed, the arteries in your extremities (fingers, hands, feet, toes) narrow, or constrict.[intermountainhealthcare.org] These disorders include migraines , variant angina (chest pain that occurs while at rest), and high blood pressure in the lungs ( pulmonary hypertension ).[merckmanuals.com] Acrocyanosis affects both men and women, and the age at onset is usually between 20 and 45 years.[hyperhidrosis-usa.com]

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    It is caused by trauma, repetitive movements, exertion, anatomic narrowing of the muscles or congenital conditions.[ucdmc.ucdavis.edu] Pain and a pins-and-needles sensation may begin in the neck and shoulder, then extend down the arm.[msdmanuals.com] The repeated compression can lead to a permanent narrowing in the artery, causing clots to form and travel down the arm toward the hand.[nyulangone.org]

  • Limited Cutaneous Systemic Scleroderma

    They become spasmodic which narrows their lumen. This affects the blood supply to the hands and legs, turning them blue.[differencebetween.net] A patient with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (ISSc) is described who presented with acute chest pain, dyspnoea and signs of cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Extra-oral examination underlined taut, thickened and rigid skin, pallid-red irregular maculae all over the face, telangiectasias and acrocyanosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vascular Disease

    Buerger’s disease: Small and medium-sized blood vessels (typically in the fingers, hands, feet and toes) get inflamed or swell and become narrow, or are blocked by blood clots[thevascularexperts.com] Blood flow to the heart can slow down or stop, and this can cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, heart attack, or other symptoms.[hackensackumc.org] KEYWORDS: Acrocyanosis; Chronic Venous Insufficiency; Erythromelalgia; Lymphedema; Peripheral Artery Disease; Pernio; Raynaud phenomenon[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Rib Syndrome

    The repeated compression can lead to a permanent narrowing in the artery, causing clots to form and travel down the arm toward the hand.[nyulangone.org] The pain of TOS is sometimes confused with the pain of angina (chest pain due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle), but the two conditions can be distinguished[my.clevelandclinic.org] Pain can also occur when patients turn their head or breathe deeply (both of which narrow the passage for the nerves and vessels).[britannica.com]

  • Cyanosis

    Sometimes cold temperatures can cause blood vessel narrowing and lead to temporarily blue-tinged skin.[healthline.com] Associated symptoms: Chest pain: cyanosis associated with pleuritic chest pains may be due to pulmonary emboli or pneumonia.[patient.info] Exclusion criteria were the occurrence of acrocyanosis and the diagnosis of sudden unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans

    The blood vessels then narrow or get blocked by blood clots (thrombosis). Blood vessels of the hands and feet are mostly affected. Arteries are more affected than veins.[nlm.nih.gov] Myocardial infarctions can occur following hypoperfusion of the myocardium( chest pain, difficulty in breathing, dizziness).[explainmedicine.com] The authors present the case of a 34-year-old male, with ulcers in the fingertips with progressive worsening: acrocyanosis, slow healing, necrosis and finally loss of substance[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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