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Question: Blue Finger Nails


 Janey - Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:55 am

I was feeling OK during the day but in the evening I suddenly felt unwell, feeling very woosy with a headache. To make myself feel better I had a bath and when I got in my finernails were stinging, when I looked at them they were turning blue, making my nails look purple. They still have a light purple tint to them.
What could be wrong ?
 Kirsty_Oz - Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:28 am

cyanosis (blue colored skin) could indicate poor circulation, lung prblems etc (heaps)
! Not suggesting that you have these, but that is what they sometimes could be. on a particularly cold day my nails turn blue too!!
did you have a blue/purple tinge anywhere else? mouth/lips?

i am not sure what they whooziness would indicate... surely a nurse/doctor will reply s!hortly
 reianni - Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:00 am

Can be as simple as a case of a panic attack or hyperventilation.

Another case irregular breathing. I once tried to catch my breath after a heavy exercise but couldn't seem to get the rythm of my breathing right and after 10 minutes I started to have chills, pins and needles sensations, numbness, diziness then I was near to passing out but suddenly recovered. When my friends in the gym examined me they saw that I had blueish to purple fingernails and checked my BP but it was within reasonable range 130/90 after a heavy exercise but my heartbeat was pacing fast around 120 bps.

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