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A 26-year-old female asked:

i have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
? 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 could be due to a variety of reasons, including blood clots, thoracic outlet syndrome - to name two.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Embolus : Emb is a possibility so u need to c a hand surgeon now or a vascular surgeon.

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