A 74-year-old female asked:
I'm online now. type your question here. i am right-handed. the vein that runs from the hand is swollen & slightly painful to the touch. it goes halfway up my arm. my dr. told me to continue to wear a splint. when my thumb & wrist get into a certain p
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Swollen vein: Can be thrombosis a clot or an infection or just
Normal anatomy but if pain persist and does not respond to conservative
Treatment there may be other conditions that exist below the vein or
You may need to change
The level of care you are getting
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possible phlebitis: It could be a phlebitis, which is an inflammation of a vein often associated with a clot. You can also get a condition in which you can get an infected phlebitis as well. Certainly would need to be followed closely by your doctor until resolution. There are many other potential causes as well.
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Last updated May 29, 2017
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