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pain vein hard bulge base of thumb to wrist

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Common spot for OA: The basal thumb joint is a common spot for osteoarthritis of the hand. At age 30, you are young for that diagnosis, but osteoarthritis is a common pr ... Read More

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Difficult Diagnosis: Probably one of the more common diagnoses for the situation you described is a ganglion cyst. Often these are painless, firm masses that seem to appea ... Read More
Dr. Ron Stark
Dr. Ron Stark answered
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Ganglion cyst.: The most common cause of the sudden appearance of a lump in the hand or wrist would be a ganglion cyst. These are benign fluid filled structures.If p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
59 years experience Urology
Not to worry: If this is a recent event and you have done nothing unusual, give it time and see if it reverts to normalcy.If it continues cnsult your doctor.
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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gotvald
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Bulging vein on wris: I cannot really answer this without doing an exam and checking you myself. Veins often show either bulging or collapsing intermittently depending upo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Ahn
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vein valve: The vein has valve to direct blood flow one direction, where engorging may happen, as the blood pooling which direction of blood went opposite, differ ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this co ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
31 years experience Phlebology
DVT upper extremity: It could be a blood clot in the superficial or deep veins or both superficial and deep veins and the only way to know is to get a noninvasive scan cal ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Nah..it ain't so Joe: You caused a nice big BRUISE by whacking the thumb but it's not a vein or anything like that...it's the swelling and accumulation of fluids including ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Go to Orthopedic: There could be a missed fracture of the navicular bone ( or wrist bone) that required immobilization covering the thumb. He might developed already a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Cream: Keep your hand elevated, apply pressure wrapping, that will drain the blood out of the vein and make it less prominent. If not better, see a doctor fo ... Read More

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