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My skin around wrist has turned dark brown, what is it?

My skin around wrist has turned dark brown, what is it?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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There is patch of dark brown skin. Around my wrist what could it be?

There is patch of dark brown skin. Around my wrist what could it be?

Send us image: Can you send us an image of it? Without seeing it, it's impossible to tell what it is. ...Read more

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Wrist X-ray showed a dark spot about the size of a nickle on my ulna. Should I be concerned?

Depends: It depends on the features of the spot. Some spots are benign looking, while other are not. More information about the spot (such as a radiology report) would be helpful in telling me whether it is of concern or not. ...Read more

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I have burn mark on my wrist nd it is very dark I want to remove that mark please tell any cream for that?

I have burn mark on my wrist nd it is very dark I want to remove that mark please tell any cream for that?

Hydroquinone: Lightening freckles, age spots, and other skin discolorations associated with pregnancy, skin trauma, birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Hydroquinone cream is a skin-bleaching agent. It works by inhibiting an enzyme reaction in skin cells. ...Read more

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My hand is swollen and darker at the wrist after I removed the cast Should I worry?

My hand is swollen and darker at the wrist after I removed the cast Should I worry?

No: These are normal signs after removing a cast. Glad that your arm is healing well. :) ...Read more

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On one side of each wrist I have a dark black spot with flakey skin, should I be worried?

On one side of each wrist I have a dark black spot with flakey skin, should I be worried?

Skin lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...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?

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'm 33 years old and noticed a very dark flat vein on top of my left hand that starts from the wrist down to my third nuckle?

I'm 33 years old and noticed a very dark flat vein on top of my left hand that starts from the wrist down to my third nuckle?

All Is Not In Vein: So-I assume it's long and thin and maybe a little curvy? I want you to hang your hand all the way down and see if it fills up. And if it does, then raise it above the level of your heart and see if it goes flat. If so it's a vein. Welcome to the human race. If not, if it stays flat all the time it may be an old occluded vein (? past trauma?).If none of that works, and it's not a tattoo, get it looked at ...Read more

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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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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 bumped my arm, close to my wrist today and it seems worse than a bruise.  Very dark purple and raised.  Should I be concerned?

I bumped my arm, close to my wrist today and it seems worse than a bruise.  Very dark purple and raised.  Should I be concerned?

Yes: You are of an age where fractures become more likely with relatively minor injuries. If this was a fall on outstretched hands or even a bad bump, it could well be a fracture. You should put an ice bag or frozen peas on it, tape your arm gently on a flat piece of wood, or even a solid spatula, keep it above your heart, and go get it x-rayed. Take off all your rings first. Good luck to you gal ...Read more

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The veins in my left wrist look bruised and puffy sometimes and today they look darker, especially compared to my other wrist. What causes this?

The veins in my left wrist look bruised and puffy sometimes and today they look darker, especially compared to my other wrist. What causes this?

Explanation: Do you take any medicine like aspirin, ibuprofen or others? Are you left or right handed? Did it happen after physical work/exercise? Check all of this and that give you idea why you have a difference. If you do not have a swelling and pain you should be good. ...Read more

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For months got skin color goosebumps shape coin size on my wrist used clotrimazole made it look darker and didn't help its abit itchy some times?

For months got skin color goosebumps shape coin size on my wrist used clotrimazole made it look darker and didn't help its abit itchy some times?

Some sort of hives?: Probably not a yeast infection but some sort of hives. I suggest to you to see an allergy & immunology specialist. Let her or him to decide what to do next. You can be referred to a another specialist after that. Take care. ...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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Broke wrist 12/19, after cast removed I am still swollen, skin warm to touch & skin color a little darker. Is all this normal. Going for pt next week.

Broke wrist 12/19, after cast removed I am still swollen, skin warm to touch & skin color a little darker. Is all this normal. Going for pt next week.

Normzl6: Under the cast ur skin does not wear of as it usually does. It causes the skin 2 darken the hair on ur arms becomes darker also. Warm ; stiff is also normal, as long as well healed u should progress fairly fast. ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist the day after carpel tunnel surgery and today when I took off the bandage it looks like dark dried blood under the skin below the i?

I fell on my wrist the day after carpel tunnel surgery and today when I took off the bandage it looks like dark dried blood under the skin below the i?

Best call surgeon: Doesn't sound like the fall was serious since you didn't fracture anything or go to the er from your description. You may wish to call your surgeon and go in just to make sure you break any sutures or cause any other damage but I think ultimately, you'll likely be fine. Still, never hurts to check in with the person who fixed you up in the first place! Cheers! ...Read more

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Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Common spot for OA: The basal thumb joint is a common spot for osteoarthritis of the hand. At age 30, you are young for that diagnosis, but osteoarthritis is a common problem at that location. ...Read more

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What? Extremely itchy rash on thighs, stomach, wrists -perfectly round papules (clear fluid), early menses with dark brown flow, and huge purple zit.

What? Extremely itchy rash on thighs, stomach, wrists -perfectly round papules (clear fluid), early menses with dark brown flow, and huge purple zit.

It is important to: Seperate these phenomen. The period is not related to rash onset. The papules could be a few things but if itching like crazy, at night, u may have a skin mite, bed bugs or something requiring permetharin cream. The zit is likely coincidental and, if your periods are bad then itching all over and having a zit will put u into disaster mode. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone cream, get into doc. ...Read more

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I have a dime-sized dark spot on my hand that just appeared on day, what could it be?

I have a dime-sized dark spot on my hand that just appeared on day, what could it be?

Spot: If that sudden if appearance I would suspect possibly a bruise. Go see your doctor though. ...Read more

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What if my arm cast is turning my hand darker and swollen?

What if my arm cast is turning my hand darker and swollen?

Be seen: It sounds like it was put on too tight, or your arm swelled under it. You need to be assessed immediately. ...Read more

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Burned myself with an iron on my hand and the site turned dark. It's not long. I'd say about an inch long. How serious is this?

Burned myself with an iron on my hand and the site turned dark. It's not long. I'd say about an inch long. How serious is this?

Not very serious: It sounds like you may have a partial thickness burn. These typically blister after a short time. Keep the area washed and protect it with Vaseline and it will heal. You may end up with a permanent discoloration. Using sunscreen or covering up on bright days will minimize this. ...Read more