Raynaud's & Scleroderma - Care and Support

Doubt about raynaud's

Hi, this year I've been diagnosed with primary raynaud's. My blood tests were fine but the capillaroscopy test showed that the capilars are altered, should I be worried about developing secondary raynaud's eventually? Also the areas around my nails are always really swollen, do you know if that is caused by rayanaud's?

Thanks for your help

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My understanding is that primary raynauds has no underlying cause (I've had this for at least 28 years), whilst secondary is a result of an underlying cause. As far as I am aware, primary does not become secondary, but I guess that secondary could be misdiagnosed as primary? Sorry to not be of more help, hopefully someone with a better understanding of secondary can chip in.