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Wrentham, MA
A 36-year-old female asked:

Arms are achy from the armpits down in every joint. hands are swollen and purple. swelling decreases color normal when raise my hands above my head. ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: a CIRCULATION issue! You may have something interfering with your VENOUS drainage.... See you PCP (Primary Care Provider) fist who may refer you to a VASCULAR surgeon. (You may have a condition called "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z
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