I can’t speak for everyone but I can tell all of you what blood pooling is like for me. It varies but signs of blood pooling on me include: purple/blue skin (looks like a huge bruise) sometimes mixed with red or hives. red, hot and swollen. goosebumps. some areas hot to the touch, other areas cold. swelling (especially in my ankles and above my knees). sometimes if I take a warm shower or bath (and sometimes for whatever reason), my legs will actually pulsate or throb from the blood flow. They will often hurt as if I just worked them out.
I decided when I made this blog that in the name of awareness and hopefully helping others, I would have to include even the photos that showed the ugly. These photos don’t compare to what my legs can look like at times in person but it shows enough. You’ll see swelling, the red blotchiness I get and the purple is actually lighter in the pictures than it is in real life. The bottom one is from me standing.. all I was doing was coming in and out of the house to water plants – it wasn’t hot or anything like that.