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Dr. James Krick
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Palmar Erythema (Overview)

Palmar erythema is a clinical finding in which the palms of your hand has a reddish color. It is caused by increased blood flow to that area, which can be normal or due to abnormal conditions like chronic liver disease.


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Does anyone know what causes palmar erythema with pregnancy?

Does anyone know what causes palmar erythema with pregnancy?

Not for certain: Palmar erythema is seen in two-thirds of pregnancies during the first trimester and resolves postpartum. It is also seen in conditions such as lupus erythematosus, hepatic cirrhosis, and hyperthyroidism, increased estrogen levels during pregnancy may be a potential cause. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
40 doctors shared insights

Palmar Erythema (Overview)

Palmar erythema is a clinical finding in which the palms of your hand has a reddish color. It is caused by increased blood flow to that area, which can be normal or due to abnormal conditions like chronic liver disease.


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Is palmar erythema always associated with liver disease? I had my lft done and the bilirubin count was .70, sgot-56 & sgpt-85. What does this mean?

Is palmar erythema always associated with liver disease?
I had my lft done and the bilirubin count was .70, sgot-56 & sgpt-85.
What does this mean?

Liver palm!: Palmar erythema is associated with estrogen levels, and pregnant women will develop this. In a normal person, liver illness slows the degradation of Estradiol , causing levels to build up. In males, liver disease does the same. Palmar erythema is most often not pathologic. However, you do have mild liber enzyme elevations. Many causes, but the most common causes a deal with is fatty liver. ...Read more

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What does the sudden development of palmar erythema indicte?

What does the sudden development of palmar erythema indicte?

Liver disease : You may have liver disease. You should see your dermatologist for the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have palmar erythema & fibromyalgia. Why am i always tired & sleepy? Dr says it could be the morphine. I just don't think they know what else to say

I have palmar erythema & fibromyalgia. Why am i always tired & sleepy? Dr says it could be the morphine. I just don't think they know what else to say

Palmar: Erythema is not directly associated to fm. Morphine is not a good treatment for fm. Both the drug and fm can make you fatigued. Deep sleep is important.. Full evaluation may explain redness, which could be associated to other illnesses. ...Read more

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What does palmar erythema look like?

What does palmar erythema look like?

see details: Redness on the palm of your hands. It is flat and there are not usually any raised areas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Palmar erythema?

What is the definition or description of: Palmar erythema?

Palmar erythema: Palmar erythema = redness of palms (especially thenar & hypothenar eminences). ...Read more

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What does the sudden development of palmar erythema indicte?

Liver disease : You may have liver disease. You should see your dermatologist for the exact cause. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what causes palmar erythema with pregnancy?

Not for certain: Palmar erythema is seen in two-thirds of pregnancies during the first trimester and resolves postpartum. It is also seen in conditions such as lupus erythematosus, hepatic cirrhosis, and hyperthyroidism, increased estrogen levels during pregnancy may be a potential cause. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can tell me if i truly have palmar erythema?

What kind of doctor can tell me if i truly have palmar erythema?

Your doctor: Palmar erythema is the word for red color palms. Usually associated with liver problems caused by drinking alcohol and with some infections and also with some connective tissue diseases. It can be serious and needs your doctor evaluation specially if you have muscle weakness, bone pain and fatigue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is palmar erythema on the ulnar side of the hand?

Why is palmar erythema on the ulnar side of the hand?

Blood vessels there: uncertain but the skin is thinner there and the blood vessels are responsive in that area. Ask your physician why they are red. Maybe the liver, hormones or others ...Read more

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Are palmar erythema and telangiectasia related conditions? What can cause them? Immune system dysfunction?

Are palmar erythema and telangiectasia related conditions?  What can cause them?  Immune system dysfunction?

They can be!: There are many causes of this clinical presentation. There is not enough room here to answer this so please see a doctor! ...Read more

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I have palmar erythema & fibromyalgia. Why am i always tired & sleepy? Dr says it could be the morphine. I just don't think they know what else to say

Palmar: Erythema is not directly associated to fm. Morphine is not a good treatment for fm. Both the drug and fm can make you fatigued. Deep sleep is important.. Full evaluation may explain redness, which could be associated to other illnesses. ...Read more

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Is palmar erythema always associated with liver disease? I had my lft done and the bilirubin count was .70, sgot-56 & sgpt-85. What does this mean?

Liver palm!: Palmar erythema is associated with estrogen levels, and pregnant women will develop this. In a normal person, liver illness slows the degradation of Estradiol , causing levels to build up. In males, liver disease does the same. Palmar erythema is most often not pathologic. However, you do have mild liber enzyme elevations. Many causes, but the most common causes a deal with is fatty liver. ...Read more

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Advised either depressed or its "the fibromyalgia."im extremely tired, sleepy, have palmar erythema & lower back pain. No diagnosis given to date?

Advised either depressed or its "the fibromyalgia."im extremely tired, sleepy, have palmar erythema & lower back pain. No diagnosis given to date?

Differences: Depression diagnosis requires either depressed mood or no interest plus weight change, sleep disturbance, fatigue, worthlessness, poor concentration and thoughts of death. These symptoms are persistent. Fibromyalgia requires a history of 3 months duration of widespread musculoskeletal pain and excessive tenderness in at least 11 of 18 anatomical sites. Note: no pain with depression. ...Read more

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I got joint pain,fatigue,weakness,palmar erythema,telangiectasias on face &chest,high scl70,but no hard skin.Can you have scleroderma but no hard skin?

I got joint pain,fatigue,weakness,palmar erythema,telangiectasias on face &chest,high scl70,but no hard skin.Can you have scleroderma but no hard skin?

Rheumatologist: Possibly. Your symptoms are suspicious of a collagen or autoimmune disease. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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