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I have a twitching pulsing vein visible in my left palm. Should I worry or is this a normal annoyance?

I have a twitching pulsing vein visible in my left palm. Should I worry or is this a normal annoyance?

Pulsing in the Palm: What your describing is likely not a vein but an arteriole or small artery just below the surface of the skin in the palm. This is normal as there are 2 arcs of branching arteries across the palm that give rise to the smaller arteries going to each finger. The veins are more superficial and you may see these more readily, but it is the arteries pulsations that you're feeling just below. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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Right hand outer Palm twitching .... Had cvi vein surgical procedure done 4 days ago, just wondering if I should be worried?

Right hand outer Palm twitching .... Had cvi vein surgical procedure done 4 days ago, just wondering if I should be worried?

Muscle fasciculation: Venous insufficiency surgery I assume you had in your lower extremities it does not have anything to do with the palm muscle twitching if the twitching extend further have it checked out ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I have a twicthing vein/artery in my hand. It occasionally hurts. I took a video to show it more clearly: http://vimeo. Com/34617295 should I worry?

I have a twicthing vein/artery in my hand. It occasionally hurts. I took a video to show it more clearly: http://vimeo. Com/34617295 should I worry?

Small Aneurysm?: I saw the video. Most likely is of no concern but if this is a pulsatile artery is very superficial and any trauma can make it bleed fast and easily. Have you or your family had aneurysms? I would check with a vascular surgeon if they thing it warrants to get at least a doppler ultrasound. Other remote possibility is a av malformation. ...Read more

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I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

It's very hard: To make a diagnosis without seeing your hand and getting a little more information. If it doesn't get better on its own you should see a physician or schedule a virtual consultation so someone can at least see a picture of your finger. ...Read more

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My middle finger and the vein in that hand keeps twitching every 4 -6 mins. Is there something wrong?

My middle finger and the vein in that hand keeps twitching every 4 -6 mins. Is there something wrong?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Past couple of months it seems veins on my palm have become progressively bluer and more visible. 37 years old, should this worry me or is it normal?

Palm veins: Veins in the palm are not usually very prominent but bluish color is not unusual. If your vein prominence in both hands are equal and if the veins on the back of your hands normally collapse when you raise your arms shoulder high, you have no worries. Otherwise consult your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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My middle finger on my right hand started moving involuntarily. I felt a throbbing in my wrist and turned my arm over I could see the vein throbbing.

My middle finger on my right hand started moving involuntarily. I felt a throbbing in my wrist and turned my arm over I could see the vein throbbing.

Muscle Spasm: This may be a muscle spasm. These spasms sometimes occur without identifiable cause. The twitching "vein" was likely a muscle. If this continues, or worsens, would recommend seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel a pulsing vein behind your left ear and not the right one? If not, why would this be?

Is it normal to be able to feel a pulsing vein behind your left ear and not the right one? If not, why would this be?

Anatomy variation: Most people are symmetrical or have the same features on each side of the body. But everyone has slight variations in anatomy that would explain why you only feel your pulse on one side. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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When I blink my left eye, the veins in my neck on the left side twitch. Is this something to worry about?

When I blink my left eye, the veins in my neck on the left side twitch. Is this something to worry about?

Blink your left eye?: When most people blink, they blink both eyes at once. "Blinking" one eye at a time is a voluntary act that is usually called a "wink, " not a blink. You live in Texas & your English seems good, so I assume you aren't just misusing a word. Your post is confusing. Please repeat it with clarifications. ...Read more

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I've had a strong, constant pulsing of the veins under my left eye for 2 days after I fell asleep in my contacts one night. Why? Should I worry?

I've had a strong, constant pulsing of the veins under my left eye for 2 days after I fell asleep in my contacts one night. Why? Should I worry?

Other symptoms?: Do you have any swelling or pain, Adischarge, and is vision ok? Any redness? Probably best to have I checked out in the office. ...Read more

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I have visible veins in my palms and fingers, is that normal?

I have visible veins in my palms and fingers, is that normal?

Yes: Without seeing your hands I will tell you it is probably normal. The veins in palm and fingers can be visible/ more visible if you are thin, or have fair skin which is more translucent, or have been exercising, you are hot or excited. There are rare skin conditions where the skin is almost completely translucent and there are rare circulation problems but at 33 years old they are very unlikely. ...Read more

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Fingers twitching specially left hand and thumb and index fingers, with pain, and the doctor said elbow compression, is twitching normal in elbow compression?

Fingers twitching specially left hand and thumb and index fingers, with pain, and the doctor said elbow compression, is twitching normal in elbow compression?

Carpal tunnel: It is due to excessive use like on computer/ tennis/ golf. Rest wrist brace and trial of avil. If no relief see a hand (orthopedic) specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my left hand twitches quite often my muscles contract and move should I be worried?

Is it normal that my left hand twitches quite often my muscles contract and move should I be worried?

It is not normal: Having one hand that has a twitch it tremor is not normal. It may not be a serious problem but should not be ignored. Bring this up to your doctor and get a good neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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, I have a pinched nerve possibly in my neck or wrist is what my doctor tells me. I'm wondering if it's normal to feel my hand pulsing only in my left?

, I have a pinched nerve possibly in my neck or wrist is what my doctor tells me. I'm wondering if it's normal to feel my hand pulsing only in my left?

May be normal: USUALLY PULSATION WILL BE ON BOTH WRISTS. BUT IT MAY BE NORMAL IF YOU HAVE HAD IT CHECKED BY YOUR DOCTOR. IF NOT LET HIM CHECK WHY YOU FEEL IT ONLY IN LEFT WRIST. IT IS NOT RELATED TO PINCH NERVE ...Read more

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Twitch or spasm thing in my stomach on the left hand side for nearly a week nearly every minute or 2 should I worry I get one in my temple to sometime?

Twitch or spasm thing in my stomach on the left hand side for nearly a week nearly every minute or 2 should I worry I get one in my temple to sometime?

Muscle irritability: At the very least, muscle spasms. Mostly due to the benign cause such as new or over use of muscle groups, too little sleep, dehydration, or too much caffeine. Can indicate metabolic disorder (calcium, magnesium, potassium), endocrine disorder (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal), segmental myoclonus/movement disorder, and several more serious causes. Start with extra water, more sleep, less caffeine ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more