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What doctor to see about veins on face and inner arms bulge and pulsate and turning areas blue.

What doctor to see about veins on face and inner arms bulge and pulsate and turning areas blue.

Start: Start with your primary care physician who can then guide you in the right direction based on presentation. Some of this may be normal. ...Read more

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My hands are turning grey/blue. I have a family history of ms, and I have burning pain in my arm. Should I go to the hospital?

My hands are turning grey/blue. I have a family history of ms, and I have burning pain in my arm. Should I go to the hospital?

First warm hands: You may have Raynaud's phenomenon which causes changes in colors of your hands particularly in cold weather. If it is cold warm them up, that may be all you need.
The symptoms are not typical of Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have a blue dot on my arm I've had it for a couple years now and it hasn't grown or anything. What could it be?

Blue Nevus: This sounds like a blue nevus, which is usually a benign, blue-colored, mole that people may have their entire life. If it changes in size, color, or appearance in any way it should be seen immediately by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blue spot the size of a freckle on my arm, and I've just now noticed it. What could this be?

I have a blue spot the size of a freckle on my arm, and I've just now noticed it. What could this be?

Blue Spot: If you don't recall trauma or anything specific in the area it is most likely a mole. Depending on the depth of the pigment cells in the skin, some moles can have a bluish color. If it is new, enlarging, or itching it is best to have it checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I shot up drugs in my arm and now I have black and blue all up my arms is something wrong?

Clots: Brusinng can cause that however blood clots or infection of your vein can be a cause and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Fell three weeks ago landed on my arm, it was swollen a couple days and a little black and blue, arm still hurt arm does not hurt if at 90 degree angle but when I extend arm or bring in less than 90 degree angle arm hurt at front crease part of elbow

Fell three weeks ago landed on my arm, it was swollen a couple days and a little black and blue, arm still hurt arm does not hurt if at 90 degree angle but when I extend arm or bring in less than 90 degree angle arm hurt at front crease part of elbow

You: You could try simple measures such as over-the-counter medication, like Ibuprofen or aleve; however, it seems to me that it might be worth your while to seek additional input from your primary care physician. Three weeks is a rather lengthy time to have persistent loss of motion of the elbow. ...Read more

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Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

If you feel: Also that the vein is firm, can't be collapsed you may have a clot in the vein. Did you give blood, was blood taken for a test, was the vein used for IV medications, was trauma involved, was you arm pit examined, was thoracic outlet syndrome excluded, etc. Etc. So many things that only a good md could look for and detect. Before treatment is diagnosis... Se a doctor... ...Read more

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Noticed veins in my upper left arm and really visible by color. Like really blue. Is this normal?

Noticed veins in my upper left arm and really visible by color. Like really blue. Is this normal?

Maybe: If Lou bangs in one arm have been present all your life is probably normal if in both arms probably normal if this is new or any discomfort it it's abnormal you need to see if physician in person to determine this ...Read more

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I have a huge blue vein going from center of my chest towerds my arm and going up my neck should I be concerned?

I have a huge blue vein going from center of my chest towerds my arm and going up my neck should I be concerned?

Yes: You have a obstructive problem in upper chest venous system. A thrombosis, enlarged lymph node, tumor, fibrous tissue constriction, congenital malformation, possible. Seen this in Leukemia, polycythemia, hypothyroidim. ...Read more

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Suddenly the veins in my arm are very noticeably blue, showing through my skin. Normally not very noticeable. I am med. Brown. Reasons why?

Suddenly the veins in my arm are very noticeably blue, showing through my skin. Normally not very noticeable. I am med. Brown. Reasons why?

It is likely that: Your skin is getting thinner or previous tanning or darkening of the skin is getting lighter. It is unlikely that this represents a change in the color of the blood or the blood vessels themselves. Given your history of eye issues it might also represent a change in your color vision rather than a change in the color of the veins themselves. ...Read more

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A marble size knot popped up suddenly in top of my hand then swole &its blue, I did not hurt or ingure it then later the same hapened iny other arm?

A marble size knot popped up suddenly in top of my hand then swole &its blue, I did not hurt or ingure it then later the same hapened iny other arm?

Busted vein?: Has it gone away with time? Its unusual for this to happen without trauma but it happens. If it hurts or your hand functions not normally it's best to see a doctor. Onelook is worth a thousand words. ...Read more

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Small lump on lower right arm that moves. Painless. Appears slight blue like a round vein?

Vascular tumor: This small mobile painless mass is most likely a vascular tumor. It is benign. Unless it grows or becomes painful you do not have to worry about it. It would not hurt to show it to a primary care physician so that he/she has a baseline to follow this tumor each time you visit. ...Read more

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Woke up with Pain in crease of right arm and my veins are way more blue than the left arm. Could something be wrong?

Woke up with Pain in crease of right arm and my veins are way more blue than the left arm. Could something be wrong?

Blood clot.: Worst case scenario, this could be a blood clot. You need a Doppler right away. Did you sleep on something that went under your right arm? Get to an ED, if you haven't already. Isn't CentraState near you? ...Read more

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Could anxiety or pannik attack give me pain in my left arm and chest? My arm hurts 30' and the pain appears out of the blue!

Could anxiety or pannik attack give me pain in my left arm and chest? My arm hurts 30' and the pain appears out of the blue!

Cardiac workup neede: It is possible that anxiety or panic disorder can cause these symptoms; however, I would strongly recommend that you get a cardiac workup before assuming this is due to anxiety. ...Read more

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Noticed quite a few new blue visible veins all over body, but especially on inside of right arm. Sign of dehydration or something more serious?

Noticed quite a few new blue visible veins all over body, but especially on inside of right arm. Sign of dehydration or something more serious?

Probably not serious: Dehydration is very common. Signs of dehydration include feeling thirty, dry mouth, poor skin tone, light-headedness, decreased urination. More severe dehydration may cause headache, stomach pain, and/or passing out. Drink lots of water. Try to keep yourself well hydrated by never allowing yourself to feel thirsty. If the blue veins are no longer visible, then it probably is dehydration. ...Read more