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Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?

Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?

Doesn't sound normal: Sounds like the way my hands feel after being in the snow, but it says you are in Australia, so unless you work in a cold environment (meat section of grocery store etc) it is unlikely this is a response to low temperature! Could possibly be an allergic response causing the itching. Best thing is to have a Dr examine your skin, check the circulation in hands and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Vein under tongue: They are just that-veins! sometimes they may become darker if the flow of blood is dimished-like vericose veins in the legs. ...Read more

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I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

The color of veins: If you are overweight this could be the early signs of stretch marks. If these are just veins and you have not noticed them before then I am at a loss as to what to say. If you have pain, redness or swelling you may wan to see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi Dr, I am seeing dark purple veins appearing on left side of chest ? is there any concern I should be worried about?

Hi Dr, I am seeing dark purple veins appearing on left side of chest ? is there any concern I should be worried about?

No , just watch if .: Watch if it changes. There is no significance to an enlarged vein unless there is a nearby growth or tumor. Just look around for anything obvious. I doubt if you will find anything as its cause, unless you develop any new symptoms in the future in which case a physical examination should be done with a physician. ...Read more

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What are implications of thin blue/purple veins below skin all over legs, esp. Mid portion above & below knees. Can't be felt. Late 50's. What's up?

What are implications of thin blue/purple veins below skin all over legs, esp. Mid portion above & below knees. Can't be felt. Late 50's. What's up?

Nothing special.: Everyone has veins; yours are just close enough to the surface to be visible. They are of no significance medically, but if they are cosmetically unacceptable to you, a dermatologist can decrease their visibility with something called sclerotherapy. Your insurance won't cover that, however. ...Read more

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What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also  spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

Here are some ...: All what you described may be the varying appearance of penile veins to reflect the degree of venous engorgement at different positioning and in the different state of sexual arousal. So, leave them alone as long as not hurting and not changing in the varying pattern of appearance. To assure the just described possibility, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration ... of these veins ... to Doc ...Read more

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Gradually increasing # of blue/purple veins on penile shaft over last few years. No ED but slight ache now during/after sex. Any vascular concerns?

Gradually increasing # of blue/purple veins on penile shaft over last few years. No ED but slight ache now during/after sex. Any vascular concerns?

Likely normal: although mild discomfort after sex could be normal, as is vein pattern, things to look out for include changing curvature of the penis, abnormal "glands" in the groin or in scrotum. All men should perform monthly testicular self- exams ...Read more

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Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal.Something serious?

Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal.Something serious?

Probably not.: The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis. This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold) The red dots combined with the livido suggest a vasculitic ( inflammation of the small vessel) this can be seen in viral infections ( self limited) or connective tissue diseases such as cryoglobulonemia or antiphospholipid syndrome. Consult rheumatolgy if persists. ...Read more

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