Medical Question & AnswersCategory: Questionstiny-visible-veins-around-finger-joints
daisy asked 7 years ago

hello, i’ve got these thin, visible “branch-like” veins (?) around my finger joints (pip and pid, i think…), palm side. they look purple/blue depending on the hand position, and it hurts to bend these joints. i was diagnosed with either sjogren’s or uctd about 5 years ago. is this normal? it will take a while to get an appointment with my rheumatologist–is this something that requires immediate care?
many thanks.

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freedoctorhelpline Staff answered 7 years ago

Such veins are quiet normal and their colour appears blue due to the deoxygenated blood flowing in it. In certain cases, they might get enlarged; the condition called varicose veins. They can be treated by any radiologist by radio-ablation of varicose veins.  If you are suspecting any orthopaedic issue behind the pain, you should consult a rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon.

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