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I'm 33 year old male, and I have an anxiety disorder. I tend to get OBSESSIVE over physical issues.
The other night, I was in my basement and it was cold down there.
My feet were cold, and as I was walking, it felt like my middle toe was so cold it was numb, but kind of painful, like I stepped on something.
I took off my socks and looked at my toe, and it looked white at the tip of my middle toe. A perfect circle almost. It was numb-ish to the touch. After massaging it for a second, it went away.
I took a photo of it. A before and after.
This has happened only about 2 other times in my entire life. Once last year, and maybe once the year before. But only 1 time each year. The other 2 times, it was just the tip of my big toe, but I never noticed the whitening then. Again VERY rare occasions.
I googled white tip of toe and Raynaud's came up.
That didnt scare me so much, but the secondary diseases are what scared me to death, and got my anxiety way up.
I immediatley went to my Dr. and showed him the pictures.
He mentioned Raynaud's but said it USUALLY happens in the hands. I've NEVER had it happen in my fingers or hands. I would know.
He thinks it's probably a fluke, or if it is Raynaud's he said "most people have a LITTLE bit of Raynaud's, but they don't go to the Dr. b/c it doesnt happen often." He said he's not worried, and that I shouldnt worry about other diseases.
So, do you think I should relax if my Dr. is not concerend?
I am super anxious. I'm scared I'm going to develop scleredoma or somethign rare.
Does this sound or look like it?
Why would it just be in my toe, radomly, like once a year maybe?
Is this something that is going to get worse? Could it just be the blood flow cutting off WITHOUT it being Raynauds?
Thanks. Just need some reassurance.
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