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What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

Hard to say: Could be a pinched nerve or circulation issue. Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Was this trauma related, repetitive action related, longevity, duration, does it change over time??? See a Dr. ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

Bulging Veins: Bulging veins in the hands and wrists are often associated with aging, being thin and well hydrated. When the arms are down the blood in your veins have to work against gravity to return to the heart. When you raise your arms the blood flows with gravity to move more quickly toward the heart. Unlike the arteries which pulse blood, the movement of blood in the veins is more passive. ...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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Recently I've been experiencing short irregular rounds of mild pain in the veins of my left wrist. At times that mild pain comes in one of my fingertips. Is there anything to worry about? Could it be some kind of minor clotting?

Recently I've been experiencing short irregular rounds of mild pain in the veins of my left wrist. At times that mild pain comes in one of my fingertips. Is there anything to worry about? Could it be some kind of minor clotting?

Get an exam: Blood clotting doesn't usually cause the symptoms you're describing - usually there is swelling as well as pain that doesn't go away. Your symptoms sound more like a muscle/soft tissue injury or nerve compression (similar to carpal tunnel syndrome). I'd recommend you see a provider for an exam in order to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Suddenly a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are bulging. I'm slender, 27 yo, female. What could cause this?

Suddenly a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are bulging. I'm slender, 27 yo, female. What could cause this?

Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity. I doubt at age 27 that aging is a factor for you. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more

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I noticed a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are suddenly bulging. I'm 27, slender, female. What could cause this?

I noticed a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are suddenly bulging. I'm 27, slender, female. What could cause this?

Bulging vein on wris: I cannot really answer this without doing an exam and checking you myself. Veins often show either bulging or collapsing intermittently depending upon your hydration status or position of the extremity (when elevated they collapse, when dangling they dilate). Other conditions such as blood clots or phlebitis that obstruct vein in an arm could cause sudden bulging. Consider examination by doctor. ...Read more

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A lump appeared on my left wrist. It seems like a vein which is very swollen and sort of round. It pains when pressed and my arm is a little numb?

A lump appeared on my left wrist. It seems like a vein which is very swollen and sort of round. It pains when pressed and my arm is a little numb?

Painful lump: I suggest you see your family doctor. There a re a number of possibilities, including both benign and malignant tumors. See your doctor, or a local clinic where you live, or an emergency room doctor who can evaluate it and refer you to an appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising?

I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising?

Need more info on u: What is your age? What did you do in the past few days that might have caused swelling of your vein. This doesn't happen spontaneously. What meds are you on. Do you smoke, drink or take recreational drugs. It's important for us to get a complete picture of your health, so we can recommend the best solutions. Complete your patient profile for us. Thanks! ...Read more

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Raised artery/vein on anterior side of right wrist below thumb. Structure is fully visible and so are the contractions. Non visible on left wrist.

Raised artery/vein on anterior side of right wrist below thumb. Structure is fully visible and so are the contractions. Non visible on left wrist.

Veins are visible...: ...on many parts of the body; many are near the joints. If you see pulsations, it's probably not from the vein itself but from the artery underneath it. Healthy, muscular men with sparse body fat % have particularly noticeable veins. Swelling, pain, tenderness & redness of a vein may indicate superficial thrombophlebitis, a condition for which I recommend medical attention. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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Is Left hand vein pain and stomach pain a concern?

Is Left hand vein pain and stomach pain a concern?

No relation.: There is no relationship between hand vein pain and stomach pain. These are two unrelated processes. Follow up with your medical doctor for evaluation of both. ...Read more

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I have vein pain in wrist after failed needle stick, help?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful advice without examining you. There is possibility of nerve damage and you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My left wrist is making a popping noise?

My left wrist is making a popping noise?

NP: If it is not bothering you, I would not worry. If you are doing something to make it pop, stop doing that. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion on my left wrist. Pls help?

I have a ganglion on my left wrist. Pls help?

Common problem: There are 4 options. Do nothing (the most common approach), surgically drain it with a needle, remove the entire cyst with surgery or strike it with a heavy object (historically the largest book in the house was used-usually a Bible-hence the name "Gideon Cyst". Occasionally at surgery the gangilon cyst turns out to be something else. A great number of cysts that are drained re-occur. See Dr. ...Read more

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What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

Artery or nerve: Sometimes irritated nerves can cause muscle to twitch or perhaps one of the arteries in your left wrist is closer to the skin. It is nothing to worry about unless you have deteriorated strength or coordination ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have hurt your left wrist/elbow or shoulder?

How can you tell if you have hurt your left wrist/elbow or shoulder?

Pain: If your joint hurts it was probably injured. If it is only "sore" with motion it may be simply sprained. If you have deformity or crepitance about the joint, it could be broken. Shoulders can be a bit more difficult to assess but typically pain and weakness or night pain worse with overhead activity can indicate an inflamed tendon or worse case a tear. ...Read more

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I have periodic tingling in my left wrist and fingers. What could this be?

I have periodic tingling in my left wrist and fingers. What could this be?

Carpal Tunnel: This could be carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that causes tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. See a hand surgeon for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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When can I resume going gym after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

When can I resume going gym after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Cyst: As soon as your wrist feels comfortable for the gym. There is a risk of recurrence if you go back too soon. Usually 2 to 4 weeks is the best course. Greg. ...Read more

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The bone on the left side of my left wrist is sticking out farther than the other?

The bone on the left side of my left wrist is sticking out farther than the other?

Asymmetry: Slight differences in the appearance of structures when one side of our body is compared to other is actually a pretty normal finding in most people. If your wrists have always looked this way, no discomfort is present and range of motion is normal, this is likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left wrist no swelling hurts to move it don't remeber ever hurting it?

Severe pain in left wrist no swelling hurts to move it don't remeber ever hurting it?

See a doctor: Please have your doctor check it out. It could be a form of arthritis, or possibly a ganglion cyst, but usually there is a lump which is painful with that condition. ...Read more

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I have had a ganglion cist in my left wrist for 5+ years. What can I do to get rid of it?

I have had a ganglion cist in my left wrist for 5+ years. What can I do to get rid of it?

Surgery: A gangion will not go away, and may simulate a tumor on a tendon which could be locally invasive. Get is fixed by you local friendly orthopedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I keep going to the gym and working out, after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Can I keep going to the gym and working out, after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Ok after healed: Once your wrist has healed and you have been cleared by your physician, it is quite possible that you will be able to return to your work out routine with some minor modifications or restrictions. ...Read more

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I had kienbocks disease in my left wrist, so what is the likelihood of it happening to my right wrist?

I had kienbocks disease in my left wrist, so what is the likelihood of it happening to my right wrist?

About 5% or less: This is a rare condition, about 200, 000 cases in the us. Based on my own experience and literature reports, my assesment is that it is around 5%, the incidence of bilateral kienbocks disease. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

Cyst: There are many things that cause swellings but at the wrist, it would be most common to have a ganglionic cyst. Other possibilities are traumatic cyst, lymph node, etc. The only way to know for sure what it is is for you to have it examined and perhaps a test called MRI or ultrasound to image the lesion. I would have your physician look at it and evaluate it. ...Read more