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A 39-year-old female asked:

My vein on the outside of my left index finger hurt when gently touched. no redness, but my vein is really visible..mild swelling....btwn my thumb too?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
Phlebitis: supeficial one. Usually resolves with local treatment of the inflammation with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Having said that i would like also to tell you that sometimes superficial phlebitis can be associated with deep vein thrombophlebitis which is dangerous. So, see your doctor for a medical evaluation.
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