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Weird feeling of blood flowing in foot at night.

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I have this weird feeling in my right foot, where every few seconds I can feel the blood flowing through it, it doesn't line up with my pulse but at night the sensation keeps me from sleeping.

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Your BMI is significantly high, and that increases the chances of varicosity and sluggish blood flow, especially in the areas like peripheries where there are lots of valves and perforators.
It needs to be examined by your family physician and a doppler can be done for the right foot, to ensure no vascualr insufficiency. Since there is no other health problem, this just looks like a localised vascular issue, doppler will give us a better idea.
Please feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

I had a physical that examined my circulation 6 months ago and everything was fine. Is this something that can develop in that time frame? Also I've changed my life style in the previous year and have dropped significant amounts of weight, if it is a vascular problem would it improve with further weight loss?

Yes, circulation improves on improved physical activity and weight loss.
And yes, it can develop in 6 months, hence better to get a doppler.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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