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Doctor insights on: Creases On The Palm Of Hand

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How do you tell if the arch(creases) of the palm of your hands are normal?

How do you tell if the arch(creases) of the palm of your hands are normal?

Stop worrying: Dermatoglyphics has contributed a great deal of data, some interesting correlations, and nothing that's going to be of any importance to you as a human being. If the lines on your palm match those of a kid with a trisomy, but you don't have a trisomy, who cares? It can lead only to superstition, and it will have no predictive value. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to big creases in it. Like palm of my hand but deep lines. They also like callus places. Thank you?

What causes my feet to big creases in it. Like palm of my hand but deep lines. They also like callus places. Thank you?

Swelling: If you have any swelling in your feet it can cause indentations from you shoes and socks. Calluses are caused by pressure and irritation. Any time the skin is irritated it produces dead layers of skin. These become dense and hard. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Palm creases?

What is the definition or description of: Palm creases?

Palm creases: Palm creases. People usually have 3 creases/ folds that cross the palm. A simian crease is when there is only one crease crossing the hand. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between palm creases and down's syndrome?

Is there any relation between palm creases and down's syndrome?

Common finding: It is thought that the relaxed or loose muscle tone of a Down syndrome fetus contributes to the formation of a 4 finger (rather than 3) palm crease. Although it happens in some normal kids, occurs on one or both sides in 45% of ds cases. ...Read more

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Second degree burn on the palm of hand?

Second degree burn on the palm of hand?

Potentially serious: Hand burns can be very serious, particularly if they involve larger portions of the hand, cross joints (wrists, fingers), and are deep. The Best way to sort it out would be to go to the ER asap. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I cut the palm of hand 4 days ago, hit artery and maybe nerve, 6 stitches. Still, lots of pain. How long will it take to heal or at least hurt less?

I cut the palm of hand 4 days ago, hit artery and maybe nerve, 6 stitches. Still, lots of pain. How long will it take to heal or at least hurt less?

Not enough info: Different structures heal at different speeds. Palm skin heals by 14-21 days. If the nerve was cut, but not fixed then it will never heal. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive vaginal bleeding (for 3 months, 5+days — I've lost count) and dropping clumps of blood clots that fill the palm of hand?

See gynecologist: Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. Menorrhagia can be caused by abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods, or disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus. You should see a gynecologist where a complete history including medications will be obtained and additional testing may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does denervation on palm of hand heal on its own?

Does denervation on palm of hand heal on its own?

Depends: If the nerves need to re-spout from the neck down to the palm (because the nerve axon itself has been destroyed) it can take months (so long as scar tissue does not block the pathway back to the skin, sweat glands etc. Sometimes local damage to myelin insulating the nerves can be repaired by the surviving oligodendrocytes. This usually takes less time to occur. (weeks). ...Read more

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Blackhead on palm of hand, why?

Blackhead on palm of hand, why?

Means nothing: There's plenty of keratin and enough sebaceous glands to produce this occasionally. ...Read more

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What could lump on palm of hand be?

What could lump on palm of hand be?

Dupytrens contractur: This could be the initial development of a dupytrens contracture. This is a contracture of the palmar fascia seen primarily in people of northern european descent. It is inherited, and a lump in the palm known as a dupytrens whorl can be the initial finding. Seek the advice of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I put on afresh burn on my hand. I touched the hot metal in crock pot with left bottom of my palm of hand.

Burns need most of : All to be kept clean. So start by using a gentle soap and water. Typicallly burns from hot pots are second degree and will blister. If so it is best not to puncture the blister and contaminate the tissue initialy. Any topical antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin typically will help reduce the chance of superinfection. If it is large, or looks worse, or circulation or sensation affected see md. ...Read more

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Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Inflammation: This could be due to inflammation of your veins, a condition called thrombophlebitis. You can try using OTC anti inflammatories to see if the swelling resolves If it persists over the next few days you need an examination and treatment by your doctor. ...Read more

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Cyst in palm of hand that is tender and palpable?

Cyst in palm of hand that is tender and palpable?

Cyst in palm: There can different reasons for cyst in palm including ganglion. Examination would confirm the diagnosis. Please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What can lead to rash and itching on palm of hand?

What can lead to rash and itching on palm of hand?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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50 yr old f with lump on palm of hand, been there for about a week. Starting to hurt only slightly if I push on it. A little smaller than a quarter.?

50 yr old f with lump on palm of hand, been there for about a week. Starting to hurt only slightly if I push on it. A little smaller than a quarter.?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat?

Small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat?

Could be coxsackie: Small red blisters on palms & soles can have several causes. Commonly a viral infection (coxsackie virus) causes hand-foot-mouth disease. Treatment is for symptoms. See your doctor since there are other causes which need antiboitics. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on palm of hand after fingertip injury?

Pea sized lump on palm of hand after fingertip injury?

Most not related.: I can't think of any reason that a fingr tip injury would cause a lump in the palm. Lumps, bumps and masses are very common in the palm and hand. You should probably see a hand surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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29/f. Stabbing pain in palm of hand. Right below my thumb area?

29/f.  Stabbing pain in palm of hand.  Right below my thumb area?

Trigger: It could be a trigger finger. Try heat or ice. If no change an evaluation with a hand surgeon could help. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?

What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?

Nothing: Coxsackie virus causes hand-foot and mouth disease. The most frequent locations for the blisters/ulcers are on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It is quite contagious, so frequent hand washing is imperative. Self-limiting, so hang in there. ...Read more

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Last thursday I was writing a lot of notes and I got this sudden pain. My wrists still hurts, its redish, pain in palm of hand and finger pain.

Last thursday I was writing a lot of notes and I got this sudden pain. My wrists still hurts, its redish, pain in palm of hand and finger pain.

Hand pain: Pain and discoloration of the hand after continuous work can be related to repetive stress syndrome. This can include tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, dequervains tendonitis. Give your hand a rest, try some oral anti inflammatories. If symptoms persist get checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

POSSIBLE FRACTURE: THIS IS A TYPICAL INJURY THAT CAN CAUSE A COLLES FRACTURE IN THE WRIST OR NAVECULAR FRACTURE. IN THE HAND BY THE THUMB. GO TO URGENT CARE OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED ...Read more

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Found a small lump on palm of hand. That's grown from a sesame size to pea size. Starts to hurt when I press on it or grab things. What should I do?

Found a small lump on palm of hand. That's grown from a sesame size to pea size. Starts to hurt when I press on it or grab things. What should I do?

See a hand surgeon: There are many lesions that present as lumps on the palm. Most are benign, but anything that is changing in size, color or symptoms should be brought to the attention of your doctor. If you don't have a regular doctor, a hand surgeon is the type of doctor most likely to take care of this. ...Read more