Tonight I was on my lap tap, when I looked down at my left hand. I really got scared and went into a panic mode- I was very frightened to see this dark blue coloring all over the top of my hand! It didn't hurt, however, it didn't "rub" away either. I have a handicapped child that needs 24/7 care- it is demanding and takes a toll on my body. I lift him quite a bit during the day- he is 116 lbs. Could I have perhaps, broke a vein, strained a muscle in the wrist area? I am 56 years old. I have however, had a colon-resection 2 years ago, and an ambilical (sp?) hernia a year ago the end of this month. I don't feel bad- however, I do have a history of anxiety attacks, and this sure put me in one~(a lot of talking myself out of fear!) Please, if anyone has had this happen, please share your concerns/comments. At this time, it has resumed it's regular look. Thank you, and I look forward to any help.