Raynaud's phenomenon is characterized by fingers becoming white due to lack of blood flow, then blue due to oxygen consumption, and finally red as blood flow returns.
Review Date: 2/21/2013 Reviewed By: Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.