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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?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: I would check it out

Your video is very good! you are clearly seeing a pulsation from an artery.
There is a small vein that is near it but it doesn't appear to be connected. It could be nothing but you certainly don't want to be sitting on something worrisome. An ultrasound would be helpful in getting more information easily and quickly. I would see a vascular surgeon or a hand surgeon.

In brief: I would check it out

Your video is very good! you are clearly seeing a pulsation from an artery.
There is a small vein that is near it but it doesn't appear to be connected. It could be nothing but you certainly don't want to be sitting on something worrisome. An ultrasound would be helpful in getting more information easily and quickly. I would see a vascular surgeon or a hand surgeon.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe not

It appears, though i can't tell for sure, be just be a dilated vien.
It could easily be excised but preoperative test may better further delineate the scope of the problem.

In brief: Maybe not

It appears, though i can't tell for sure, be just be a dilated vien.
It could easily be excised but preoperative test may better further delineate the scope of the problem.
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Dr. Nick Morrison
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Where do you live

I could not open the video.
Have you recently had an IV started in that hand or had blood drawn? Trauma to the area?

In brief: Where do you live

I could not open the video.
Have you recently had an IV started in that hand or had blood drawn? Trauma to the area?
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