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My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

Treat symptomaticly: Injuries to the soft tissues of the body below the skin cause swelling and can also cause the veins in the skin below the injury to bleed. This is what causes the area to become black and blue. Over about a week the body reabsorbs the blood, the swelling subsides and the area heals. The initial treatment is ice to the injured area, elevation and compression usually with an ace wrap. ...Read more

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I had shoulder surgery about 2 weeks ago and this morning I woke up and my wrist was blue and then it when away but now my hand is going blue.

I had shoulder surgery about 2 weeks ago and this morning I woke up and my wrist was blue and then it when away but now my hand is going blue.

You should: Contact the surgeon who did your surgery! Not knowing what kind of surgery you had I am unable to comment except to say. It's NOT a "NORMAL" post surgical event!
A visit to an Urgent Care Center or ER is not a bad idea!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've long had a large blue bump on my forearm, a small flat blue spot on hip, and now notice a blue bump developing on wrist. Worried. Help! Bluenevi?

I've long had a large blue bump on my forearm, a small flat blue spot on hip, and now notice a blue bump developing on wrist. Worried. Help! Bluenevi?

Blue bumps: The blue bumps need to be directly examined by your doctor for the correct diagnosis. It is important to identify what these bumps are and to find out if any treatment is necessary. Do not postpone this. Call your doctor for an appointment asap. ...Read more

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My wrist turns blue and pain travels up my arm when I use my hands a lot at work. I get pins and needles at night. What's causing this?

My wrist turns blue and pain travels up my arm when I use my hands a lot at work. I get pins and needles at night. What's causing this?

Possibly CTS: Is possibly might have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS may cause a pins and needles sensation typically in the first 3 fingers of your hands. In addition, CTS may also be associated with the backward (retrograde) conduction of pain up the arm. An unusual sign is the blue coloration. There is another condition called thoracic outlet syndrome that can result in such signs. See an Orthopedic MD! ...Read more

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I found a line near my wrist about 1 cm long, looks like a mark from a blue pen, have tried to remove it, but it won't go, looks like its under my skin?

I found a line near my wrist about 1 cm long, looks like a mark from a blue pen, have tried to remove it, but it won't go, looks like its under my skin?

I wonder whether: It could possibly be a superficial vein? While most veins are curvy you may have a small section that appears very straight under the skin of your wrist. That's the only thing I can really think of. If there is no redness, tenderness, swelling or other sign of injury or infection, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

Go to ER: You will kill yourself. That is what the " his majestie's service" do to kill their opponent dissidents. You should seek immidiate medical/ psych help. ...Read more

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I've had this blue dot under my skin on my wrist since I was little actually since I broke my at wen I was 5. I'm wondering can it do me harm or no?

I've had this blue dot under my skin on my wrist since I was little actually since I broke my at wen I was 5. I'm wondering can it do me harm or no?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Mostly, these are minor tatoos from blood seeping out. No. In theory a pigmented mole has some potential to become melanoma so any change in it should be investigated. BUT moles do not form from injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in your wrist and prominent blue veins?

What does it mean when you have pain in your wrist and prominent blue veins?

Unrelated: The prominent blue veins are probably a separate issue - you just get them as you age (sadly). Pain in the wrist would be a joint or tendon problem especially if you do a lot of repetitive work with your hands. If you fell then there could be a fracture and you might need an x-ray ...Read more

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My vein visibility in my wrists changes dramatically throughout the day from invisible to extremely visible spider veins that are bright blue. Why?

My vein visibility in my wrists changes dramatically throughout the day from invisible to extremely visible spider veins that are bright blue. Why?

Light wavelength: The source and intensity of light makes blue lines more or less visible. Incandescent light bulbs make blue less visible. Fluorescent tubes make blue veins more visible. LED lights vary according to the types of light emitted. The time of day effects the type of sunlight. Etc etc etc ...Read more

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I twisted my wrist while opening a jar yesterday and a dark blue knot appeared on my blood vein. Git hurts to grasp anything with my forefinger wndcthu?

I twisted my wrist while opening a jar yesterday and a dark blue knot appeared on my blood vein. Git hurts to grasp anything with my forefinger wndcthu?

First, local measure: If the dark blue knot is not spreading and you an move your wrist in all directions without severe pain, apply frequent warm compresses to the area. If the probllem gradually subsides, you are home free. If it becomes more severe, you will need to be seen be your physician for an evaluation ...Read more

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I split my wrist bone vertically down the middle like fire wood. It's about a 4" long and black blue and swollen like a boxing glove. Do I need ER?

I split my wrist bone vertically down the middle like fire wood. It's about a 4" long and black blue and swollen like a boxing glove. Do I need ER?

Yes go to Emergency: It sounds like you may have a bone fracture or at least need stitches for the wound. I suggest that you go to an urgent care or emergency department as soon as possible. You will also need to make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date. ...Read more

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My sister is age of 11, she has no disease but her left hand's wrist veins pain and turns into dark blue colour.

My sister is age of 11, she has no disease but her left hand's wrist veins pain and turns into dark blue colour.

Veins: Blood in veins being deoxygenated looks purplish normally. Veins should not be painful unless they are inflamed (phlebitis) in which case they would be hardened and tender to the touch. My guess is that her hand discomfort is due to other causes such as sprain, contusion, etc. A physician will need to examine her if symptoms persist or if redness or swelling develop. ...Read more

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I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

Vein valve: The vein has valve to direct blood flow one direction, where engorging may happen, as the blood pooling which direction of blood went opposite, different direction.
It may be temporary or may contain blood clot. The superficial vein clots may not make emboli but painful bulging. It usually subside without specific tratment. ...Read more

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I have cycles of severe upper abd distention arching my back. Ankles, face, wrists & hands. Ankles turn deep blue. Lasts for 3-7days. Not fluid?

I have cycles of severe upper abd distention arching my back. Ankles, face, wrists & hands. Ankles turn deep blue. Lasts for 3-7days. Not fluid?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist earlier today while skiing. It doesn't hurt, just feels tight and I have a blue mark- probably a bruise. Nothing to worry about?

I fell on my wrist earlier today while skiing. It doesn't hurt, just feels tight and I have a blue mark- probably a bruise. Nothing to worry about?

Hmmmm. . .: Bad sprains can also have a blue mark. Is there swelling in addition to the tightness and blue mark? It's easier than you think to break a wrist bone. You may want to get an xray to be sure, especially if this is your dominant hand. ...Read more

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Occasionaly in my vein on my wrist there's a blue bump it only shows now and then. It's on the vein first saw 4 weeks ago. Is this bruising of vein?

Occasionaly in my vein on my wrist there's a blue bump it only shows now and then. It's on the vein first saw 4 weeks ago. Is this bruising of vein?

Valve?: This is most likely a valve in your vein that you can see pop out based on how well hydrated you are or not. This is normal. If it becomes painful, swollen, or red, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist playing sport. There was little swelling but a lot of purple/blue bruising could it still be serious?

I fell on my wrist playing sport. There was little swelling but a lot of purple/blue bruising could it still be serious?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints? Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints? Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

Perhaps several hund: Perhaps several hundred possibilities. If joints also swollen or red or warm to touch or restricted in motion, rheumatic fever and other forms of arthritis need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up today with a few very dark blue veins. 1 is s- shaped from just below left arm pit to elbow and then a straight line from elbow to wrist and?

I woke up today with a few very dark blue veins. 1 is s- shaped from just below left arm pit to elbow and then a straight line from elbow to wrist and?

You haven't: Developed new veins; they just look different! The venous/vein system is very susceptible to changes in blood volume, and when the volume is reduced, such as in dehydration, veins can appear more prominent, more deeply colored, etc. From your description, doubt due to trauma. My prediction is that if you pump up the fluids your veins will go back to looking "normal" to you. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Athetoid wrist movements with in six month child with odd color eyes (dark brown (l) and bright blue (r). Concern? Thank you-- from birth to about six months, my granddaughter had writhing movements in her wrists. At times she also seemed to extend her to

Athetoid wrist movements with in six month child with odd color eyes (dark brown (l) and bright blue (r). Concern? Thank you-- from birth to about six months, my granddaughter had writhing movements in her wrists. At times she also seemed to extend her to

Heterochromia: Heterochromia is the scientific name for someone with 2 different colored eyes. It can be genetic (like in your granddaughter's case) or acquired. There are a few syndromes or diseases associated with heterochromia such as sturge-weber, waardenburg's syndrome, or parry-romberg syndrome, but they have many other obvious physical abnormalities which it does not appear that your granddaughter has. Most people with heterochromia are completely healthy and normal. Some famous folks with it are actresses kate bosworth, mila kunis and jane seymour or actors keifer sutherland and christopher walken. I am not sure what to make of her abnormal movements, but it is very reassuring that she is progressing well developmentally. You should continue to keep an eye on her development, and discuss any concerns with her pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for black and blue on the palm of your hand and wrist post carpal tunnel surgery. It's been 5 days.?

Yes: Bruising in the hand can occur after a carpal tunnel release. Keep an eye on it but it should resolve with time. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my left hand in between my thumb and first finger near my wrist it has a blue/black colour to it. What is it please?

I have a small lump on my left hand in between my thumb and first finger near my wrist it has a blue/black colour to it. What is it please?

Ganglion?: Most likely a ganglion cyst arising from the wrist joint or a tendon sheath. Could also be a thrombosed vein based on your description you should seek out an examination ...Read more