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What Causes Enlarged Veins In The Left Hand And Forearm?

I m 65 and had been working out 4-5 times a week and slightly overweight, 5 5 165 pounds. My veins in my left hand are enlarged and forearm and my hand aches and especially my little finger. I ve had a headache and never take any medication but started low dose aspirin 3 a day, 2 at night and 1 in morning, but needing more to receive pain.
Tue, 4 Jul 2017
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Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to an infection or a vascular disorder.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests to investigate for the possible causes:

- a chest X ray study
- a Doppler ultrasound of the blood vessels in the arm
- complete blood count
- PCR, ESR for inflammation.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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What Causes Enlarged Veins In The Left Hand And Forearm?

Hello! Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to an infection or a vascular disorder. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests to investigate for the possible causes: - a chest X ray study - a Doppler ultrasound of the blood vessels in the arm - complete blood count - PCR, ESR for inflammation. You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues. Kind regards, Dr. Iliri