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Will I lose my foot if I have PAD with absent pulse and blue great toe?

Thank you for contacting IPFH. We do not diagnose or recommend treatments on line. We would not venture a prognosis for your foot: Only your physician or a medical professional who is familiar with your case and your medical history can do that. We suggest that you immediately consult your primary care physician or a specialist - either a vascular surgical specialist, a cardiologist or possibly a metabolic specialist who can advise you on what steps you can take. Modern medical technology and advances in revascularization have enabled good success in limb salvage. But the critical step for you to take RIGHT NOW is to consult a medical professional. He or she can determine the extent of your PAD and recommend the best course of treatment for you. This may or may not involve surgery, but again, it is important for you to take action quickly so as not to place your limb at further risk. We hope you will do this and that you will very quickly have your situation resolved. You can learn more about PAD at this page in our foot conditions section.

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