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Disease Information : Raynaud's : Symptoms

Raynaud’s : Symptoms

Symptoms of Raynaud’s Disease

During attacks, the small vessels that supply blood to the skin in the hands and feet, and sometimes the toes, nose, or ears constrict, resulting in numbness and a pale or bluish tint.  As the episode of spasm resolves, there may be redness or warmth due to increase in blood flow.  In general, Raynaud’s phenomenon is an entirely benign disorder which only causes mild discomfort.  In some rare cases, generally when Raynaud’s phenomenon is due to an underlying rheumatologic disorder, non-healing sore of the fingers may develop.