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Question: Varicose vein on the finger?

 laan - Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:14 am

My dh has such beautiful hands and about 2 month ago he noticed that on the middle finger, right where it bends the vein swelled. Now it is looks like a lump and it doesn’t hurt him. It is just always there and looks ugly. It is the size of the pea and he can bend the finger fine, there is no pain or discomfort.
What could it be and what should he do besides go to see the doctor?
He said that he should take a needle and prick it lol lol
I am scared he is gonna do it and he’ll bleed.
please help.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:42 pm

User avatar I would advise against the needle approach. :) This is unlikely to help and may cause scarring that could worsen joint mobility.

It sounds as if the vein has become blocked off for some reason. This may have initially been (or still is) a small clot in the vein or possibly a valve in the vein that has been damaged by some trauma causing it to be obstructive. This would cause a back pressure on the vein and result in enlargement.

I would recommend that he be seen by his doctor. There are often several treatments that can be tried. His doctor can determine which is the best for him.

Best wishes.


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