A 34-year-old female asked:
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barely hit my hand/fingers & the vein/vessel burst, stings, hurts & then turns purple. i'm in my 30's & had this since a child. why? what causes it?

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Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Vein bursting: If you are experiencing increasing amounts of bruising, there are a few concerns. One would be if your blood is unusually thin. This can be because of low platelets (the clotting cell of your blood) or a decrease in the amounts of clotting factors. You should discuss this with your doctor as simple blood tests can diagnosis this. There can also be structural problems with the veins causing this.
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not sure if you are describing this or not, but could you be experiencing Raynaud's phenomenon? That is when a finger hurst and turns purple or white for a tie period and then resolves and comes and goes.
Aug 21, 2014

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