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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?

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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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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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

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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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Could the root cause of telangiectasia and palmar erythema cause cold and/or heat intolerance?

Yes: The one disorder that one should look for is scleroderma. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...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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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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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

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Is red palms and hands after eating a sign of palmar erythema, or is it sign of blood being diverted from extremities to stomach, I have fatty liver?

Is red palms and hands after eating a sign of palmar erythema, or is it sign of blood being diverted from extremities to stomach, I have fatty liver?

No: Red palms IS palmar erythema. Red hands is not. What you describe may be true palmar erythema, or it may not. It is never due to diversion of blood flow away from the hands. Besides advanced liver disease, it can be due to local factors on the hands, thyroid disease, eczema, psoriasis, blood disorder [increase in red cells], pregnancy or increased estrogen, etc. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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32 y/o man with fever, lethargy, weak legs, bulging flanks, jaundice, palmar erythema. Heavy drinker about 10 cans beer/day for almost 10 yrs. His problem?

32 y/o man with fever, lethargy, weak legs, bulging flanks, jaundice, palmar erythema. Heavy drinker about 10 cans beer/day for almost 10 yrs. His problem?

Probable liver damag: Liver damage can cause all these changes and more. Fluid may be accumulating in the abdomen. See your physician. ...Read more

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High scl70, joint pain, fatigue, palmar erythema, telangiectasias, lung fibrosis, livedo reticularis, no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?

High scl70, joint pain, fatigue, palmar erythema, telangiectasias, lung fibrosis, livedo reticularis, no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?

Rheumatologist: The answer would be yes. These symptoms and signs are consistent with an autoimmune/connective tissue disorder. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you after ordering appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How common is both palmar and plantar fasciitis in the same patient and can it indicate more serious problems than having just one or the other?

How common is both palmar and plantar fasciitis in the same patient and can it indicate more serious problems than having just one or the other?

Dupuytren's?: Plantar fasciitis is extremely common. Pain in the heel when first arising in the morning is typical.' palmar ' fasciitis is different if u are referring to contracture of the palmar fascia or dupuytren's dz. If you have this "disease " than plantar 'fibromas' are not unusual and can coexist w/ dupuytren's. See an ors for evaluation and clarification of above. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to inquire about available treatments in South Africa for Palmar & Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

Hi, I would like to inquire about available treatments in South Africa for Palmar & Plantar Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: I am not aware of any successful medical treatment of this condition but the surgical treatment involves partially severing the vagus nerve on both sides. This is generally done by a general surgeon or a cardiothoracic surgeon. It use to involve an incision in the chest wall, deflation of the lung and a partial vagotomy on both sides. It may be possible to do it laparascopically. ...Read more

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Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.

Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.

Combination Therapy: It seems that the most effective treatment for this condition that may increase the quality of life is, low dose drugs called retinoids, in combination with laser puva. I. ...Read more

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What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

Colon erythyema: Colon "erythema" just means the colonic lining looked redder-colored than was expected. This can be due to infection, inflammation, ischemia, but it can also be due to mechanical abrasion from the colonoscope, the chemical used to prep your colon, or even staining from having eaten red-colored foods before your test. Your doctor may have taken a biopsy to elucidate cause--give him a call please. ...Read more

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What causes antral erythema?

What causes antral erythema?

Check out this link: About gastritis. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=88860. ...Read more

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Could erythema nodosum reoccur?

Yes: Often does. You may never find the cause. ...Read more

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Erythema multiforme. What is that?

Erythema multiforme. What is that?

A rash.: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. Treatment varies depending on what is causing the rash. This rash is often confused with urticaria which has similar causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about erythema multiforme?

Severe skin reaction: Severe skin reaction that can be fatal. Usually caused by medications, lupus or malignancy. ...Read more

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Is erythema multiforme a serious condition?

Is erythema multiforme a serious condition?

Can be.: Em is usually minor but can be fatal. The minor form is much more common and self limited. The major form involves mucous membranes, is much more extensive and includes systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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What is mild erythema and congestion in the cecum?

What is mild erythema and congestion in the cecum?

Description: It is a descriptive term from the guy who did your colonoscopy. It suggests that perhaps there could be inflammation but is a very non specific description. Wait for the pathology to come back though, because sometimes the path is underwhelming. ...Read more

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What is erythema in the gastroesophageal junction?

What is erythema in the gastroesophageal junction?

Inflammed esophagus: Erythema means "redness." the gastroesophageal junction is the connection between esophagus and stomach. This area becomes red and irritated most typically in response to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Other things too can cause erythema, so ask your GI specialist who performed the endoscopy what his differential diagnosis includes as to what caused your "erythema.". ...Read more

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What kind of tests can detect erythema multiforme?

Biopsy of lesion: Biopsy of legion and immunoflorescent stain helps. Can be diagnosed clinically. See pmd. ...Read more

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Could you tell me anything about erythema multiforme?

See details: This is a skin condition generally caused by an allergic reaction or an infection. The exact underlying mechanism is unknown but it probably the result of an autoimmune reaction. It is often self-limited but can be widespread and serious. ...Read more

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I think I have erythema multiforme. What is the cure?

I think I have erythema multiforme. What is the cure?

Depends: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. Treatment varies depending on what is causing the rash. This rash is often confused with urticaria which has similar causes. I would not make this DX without consulting your md since some cases of em can progress and become severe. ...Read more

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Has anybody ever had erythema multiforme? What cures it?

Figure out the Cause: Erythema multiform can have many causes, but the most common in herpes simplex virus infection (cold sores). Treat the cause and give supportive care (rest, fluids) and it will get better. ...Read more

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How long does it take for erythema multiforme to clear up?

Erythema multiforme: It depends on the cause, and whether or not the cause is diagnosed and treated. If it's a drug side effect and the drug is stopped, it may start to clear up quickly, in a few days. If it's due to a chronic auto inflammatory condition, it could last a long time, or come and go with flares of the illness. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/. ...Read more

Red Skin (Definition)

= erythema of the outermost layer of ...Read more