One hand is itchy - Varicose Vein?
Hi, please bear with me! I have noticeable veins on my legs, always have. I also have Raynaud's, a circulation disorder. But, my veins never felt itchy before...
My right hand, the top/back of it & not the palm, is itchy with a small amount of pain. The sensation is hot and itchy like something under the skin, but it's not hot to the touch and there is no rash. I'm fighting the urge to scratch at it for hours every day, even trying to apply ice to soothe it, which doesn't really help (and with my Raynaud's it's not a wise move, anyway, haha).
I've had a few IVs for surgery, childbirth, etc. and although I beg the nurses to use my arm, they always say they need the vein in my right hand. The IV feels cold and far more painful than a needle in my arm, so could that have caused damage? One vein looks like the problem, but I have dark, raised veins on the top of the other hand with absolutely no discomfort.
Could this be varicose? Who should I see if this continues?
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