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Red Palms Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your red palms symptoms with Buoy, including 4 causes and common questions concerning your red palms.

4 possible red palms causes

This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.


Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. In the United States, alcoholism and Hepatitis C are the most common causes. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms:

Urgency: Primary care doctor


Hemochromatosis is a condition where there is too much iron in the body. Most commonly, this occurs due to faulty genes (usually the HFE gene) in iron regulation. When the disease is due to genetic reasons, it is called Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH). HH is a lifelong (chronic) disease, whi..

Overactive thyroid

The thyroid is a small, bow-tie shaped gland in your neck. Its main job is to produce thyroid hormone (known as T3 or T4), which serves a wide array of functions throughout the body.

When too much thyroid hormone is released, the body’s metabolism gets ramped up, causing symptoms ..

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att..

So... which condition is actually causing your red palms?

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Questions your doctor may ask about red palms

  • Have you been experiencing dizziness?
  • Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Are you sweating more than usual?
  • Is your heart beating more quickly or slowly than usual?

Self-diagnose with our free Buoy Assistant if you answer yes on any of these questions.

Red palms symptom checker statistics

People who have experienced red palms have also experienced:

  • 6% Fatigue
  • 3% Hand Tingling
  • 2% Swelling Of Both Hands

People who have experienced red palms were most often matched with:

  • 33% Cirrhosis
  • 33% Hemochromatosis
  • 33% Overactive Thyroid

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant.

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