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Is it serious if I have blue veins on the palms of my hands?

Is it serious if I have blue veins on the palms of my hands?

Normal finding: Veins appearing on the top of the hand or on the palms of the hands are common findings and are not anything serious. Veins can enlarge and decrease for many reasons including level of hydration, temperature, exercise and genetics. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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My sister is age of 11, she has no disease but her left hand's wrist veins pain and turns into dark blue colour.

My sister is age of 11, she has no disease but her left hand's wrist veins pain and turns into dark blue colour.

Veins: Blood in veins being deoxygenated looks purplish normally. Veins should not be painful unless they are inflamed (phlebitis) in which case they would be hardened and tender to the touch. My guess is that her hand discomfort is due to other causes such as sprain, contusion, etc. A physician will need to examine her if symptoms persist or if redness or swelling develop. ...Read more

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I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

Vein valve: The vein has valve to direct blood flow one direction, where engorging may happen, as the blood pooling which direction of blood went opposite, different direction.
It may be temporary or may contain blood clot. The superficial vein clots may not make emboli but painful bulging. It usually subside without specific tratment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the bottom of the plam of my hand is blue and has pulsating veins?

What does it mean if the bottom of the plam of my hand is blue and has pulsating veins?

Bluish palms: Bluish and prominent veins at the levels of your forearm, wrist and Palm are not abnormal unless they don't recede when you elevate your arm above the level of your heart. Otherwise an obstruction to blood flow from your veins to your heart would be suspected. For further advice consult your physician or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to pinch a vein shut? The vein in my thumb was smashed. It is now bright blue, hard an raised. It is making my whole hand tingle.

Is it possible to pinch a vein shut? The vein in my thumb was smashed. It is now bright blue, hard an raised. It is making my whole hand tingle.

Nah. It ain't so Joe: You caused a nice big BRUISE by whacking the thumb but it's not a vein or anything like that...it's the swelling and accumulation of fluids including blood. If it's causing tingling in the hand then, you should have it looked at right away. It may need decompression otherwise, you could have nerve damage that's permanent from the accumulated pressure that's not being released. Ice down a lot. ...Read more

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I have notice blue veins in my neck right hand side is this normal?

I have notice blue veins in my neck right hand side is this normal?

Yes: Our veins carry blood that has had most of the oxygen removed from it -- that's why it looks blue. We often will notice something about our body that we haven't before -- that is normal. The best way to know if it is OK, is to see your doctor. If you're not worried, and no one else has noted, take a "selfie" of your neck, so you can watch for any change. If there is something, see your Dr. ...Read more

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My wife had an IV in her arm and it was removed 3 days ago and now her arm hurts and the back side of her hand has blue veins. Is this normal?

My wife had an IV in her arm and it was removed 3 days ago and now her arm hurts and the back side of her hand has blue veins. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: An IV that has been out for three days shouldn't hurt or be uncomfortable anymore. The presence of distended or darker veins is concerning for a blood clot. If our wife is still in the hospital she should show it to a nurse or her doctor. If she is home she should call her doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have been having numbing and tingling sensations in my right arm. My veins on top of my hand were bulged out and bright blue w can cause this?

I have been having numbing and tingling sensations in my right arm. My veins on top of my hand were bulged out and bright blue w can cause this?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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A new mole developed on my hand and 2 years later at 1cm away, a varicose vein (blue, bumpy, painful if pressed) developed. Are they related?

A new mole developed on my hand and 2 years later at 1cm away, a varicose vein (blue, bumpy, painful if pressed) developed. Are they related?

Doubtful: Usually moles and varicose veins are not related. If either of them are still giving you significant problems, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My veins on my left hand became very blue and hurt and then a large vein on my pointer finger began to hurt they went down but my finger/thumb hurt?

My veins on my left hand became very blue and hurt and then a large vein on my pointer finger began to hurt they went down but my finger/thumb hurt?

Hand pain: Pain in veins usually means phlebitis but this is an unusual occurrence in the hand unless injury to the vein occurred. If there is constriction at the wrist by jewelry or thickened ligament, congestion in the veins could cause some discomfort. If symptoms persist, consult a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this could be due to a variety of reasons, including blood clots, thoracic outlet syndrome - to name two. ...Read more

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Did a vein in my hand rupture? No physical damage to my hand. I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - I know a vasoconstrictive med? Was in high stress, then bulge & blue?

Did a vein in my hand rupture? No physical damage to my hand. I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - I know a vasoconstrictive med? Was in high stress, then bulge & blue?

UNLIKELY FROM MEDS: Bulge and blue in your hand without trauma and on meds adderal, nsaids and zoloft, (sertraline) in not likely to be caused by meds. You might have had mild trauma like you hit your hand against some hard surface to cause a bulge;blue. These kind of bruises get better by themselves and do not require any treatment. But if it keeps recurring or gets worse, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Common spot for OA: The basal thumb joint is a common spot for osteoarthritis of the hand. At age 30, you are young for that diagnosis, but osteoarthritis is a common problem at that location. ...Read more

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Prominent veins in palms of hands? What can cause this? Should I be worried?

Prominent veins in palms of hands? What can cause this? Should I be worried?

Do not worry: The veins that you see on the back of the hand are superficial and of no concern...Veins in the palms should be evaluated by a surgeon as to several possible causes. ...Read more

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I have been inflamed a vein of the palm of the hand due to an effort. I aplicated trombocid but couldn't remove it. Any solutions?

I have been inflamed a vein of the palm of the hand due to an effort. I aplicated trombocid but couldn't remove it. Any solutions?

I doubt: ...That your assessment/diagnosis is accurate. There are not to many superficial veins visible on the palm. They are mostly over the back of your hand. I rather believe that you possibly injured one of the tendons existing in the palm that move your fingers and you may have tendinitis. Regardless of which hand is affected u can try an anti-inflammatory (motrin, aleve (naproxen)) I would show it to ur md. ...Read more

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Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Inflammation: This could be due to inflammation of your veins, a condition called thrombophlebitis. You can try using OTC anti inflammatories to see if the swelling resolves If it persists over the next few days you need an examination and treatment by your doctor. ...Read more

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A vein in my left hand hurts. It's just one vein in the palm, and it will hurt every few days.?

A vein in my left hand hurts. It's just one vein in the palm, and it will hurt every few days.?

Palm vein: Palms usually don't have any veins. You may have another reason for pain and should consult a physician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a protruding vein on the palm of my hand about 2cm from my wrist which just appeared and is painful,?

I have a protruding vein on the palm of my hand about 2cm from my wrist which just appeared and is painful,?

Phlebitis?: It is hard to say for sure, but this could be superficial phlebitis. This is an inflamed vein that closes. There are several other possibilities. I would check with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Likely not: Veins can be prominent where there is less fatty tissue. If it's not bothering you, there should not be a cause of worry. If still concerned, consult a physician. ...Read more

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Inflamed vein in the palm of my hand, I'm sure it's a vein. It was inflamed due to an effort. I applied thrombocid but did not remove. What can I do?

Inflamed vein in the palm of my hand, I'm sure it's a vein. It was inflamed due to an effort. I applied thrombocid but did not remove. What can I do?

Heat and NSAIDS: If you have a clotted hand vein (thrombosed), the best local treatment would be heat to the area and nasids orally. More importantly, is why did this occur and is it really a vein? This is an unusual area for a vein to become clotted. You should be evaluated by a physician or a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I happen to notice that after taking my hbp medication that the veins on my hand, opposite my palm, enlarge. Could there be a direct connection? Aging

I happen to notice that after taking my hbp medication that the veins on my hand, opposite my palm, enlarge. Could there be a direct connection? Aging

Yes: This is a very astute observation. Medication to reduce blood pressure often contain what are called vasodilators which dilate blood vessels including the veins. This will result in more blood pooling in the veins which will be observed as the veins becoming enlarged. This pooling of blood helps to decrease the peripheral resistance of the body to decrease the blood pressure. ...Read more