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Blood Clot In Palm Of Hand
Prominent veins and visibly pulsing arteries in the palm of my hand and at my wrist and along the side of the hand from the thumb to the index finger.
Hand veins: Hand veins don't pulsate and hand veins are not prominent on the palmar side of the hand. These may be arterial if you are feeling pulses. You can start by getting an exam by a hand specialist and or vascular surgeon. Aneurysms of digital arteries in the hands are extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg, they can break loose and travel up through the heart, and into the lungs where it can cause a pulmonary embolism. This is potentially life threatening, but the risk is markedly reduced by taking a blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
It depends: William, that depends on several factors. First, do you have any risk factors for blood clots? This includes recent hospitalization or surgery, recent travel, or prolonged sitting (like a truck driver). Second, do you have any family history of blood clots? Finally, do you have any symptoms? (leg pain or swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath). If the answer to all is no, then pretty low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible Biopsy: Discoloration and spotting on the soles of the foot can be problematic and will need additional work-up. Normally the soles of the foot have no pigment and if there are discoloration then you would need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist for examination and possible biopsy of the lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be dangerous: A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart. Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulmonary embolus: Typically clot that ends up in the lungs from a deep venous thrombosis of the extremities. Most often this is a DVT of the legs. The clot breaks off and travels through the bloodstream through the heart an into the pulmonary arteries. This is in the most extreme case can cause heart failure, respiratory insufficiency and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a blood clot in the calf /leg feel heavy, a constant tingling sensation, color of leg lighter & colder foot in comparison to other leg and foot?
No: Most blood clots are in veins and do not affect arterial circulation. However, if the leg swells, it might be more difficult to feel the pulse. ...Read more
Possibly fractured: It's hard to tell without more information. However, if you injured your wrist and not your fingers, black and blue and swelling can be a sign of a fracture. The bruising is from blood seeping down from the injured area, and a fracture is very likely to cause this situation. It is worth having it checked, since some fractures of the wrist do better when treated early. ...Read more
Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand. Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand. Fear of motor neuron disease.
Don't think so: Hi. What you're describing would be a sensory neuropathy, and given the distribution (ulnar nerve), I suspect it's a physical problem ,not metabolic. Motor neuron disease (aka ALS) only affects nerves to muscles, and leaves sensory nerves alone. I'm not a neurologist, but I feel safe in assuring you this is not motor neuron disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are very visible veins on my forearms, legs, and chest a sign of a blood clot or aneurysm somewhere in my body?
Blood clots, very high white cell count, constant respiratory issues, numbness in parts of body, lack of circulation made my ankles black/purple?
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