Buerger's disease symptoms include:
- Pain that may come and go in your legs and feet or in your arms and hands. This pain typically occurs when you use your hands or feet and eases when you stop that activity (claudication).
- Inflammation along a vein just below the skin's surface (due to a blood clot in the vein).
- Fingers and toes that turn pale when exposed to cold (Raynaud's phenomenon).
- Painful open sores on your fingers and toes.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you think you may have signs or symptoms of Buerger's disease.
Feb. 01, 2013
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