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Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

If you feel: Also that the vein is firm, can't be collapsed you may have a clot in the vein. Did you give blood, was blood taken for a test, was the vein used for IV medications, was trauma involved, was you arm pit examined, was thoracic outlet syndrome excluded, etc. Etc. So many things that only a good md could look for and detect. Before treatment is diagnosis... Se a doctor... ...Read more

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Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

So here's the: Thing, if gout is the presumptive diagnosis a simple tap of the region (tap means doctor taking a sample with needle) would confirm that diagnosis. In the event, it's not gout, an abcess, or infection presents Similiarly, and that should be considered, a clot could develop in a vein, less common in wrist but very painful when it occurs. ...Read more

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Having on going superficial clot in my left arm vein for months now. It just pops up and then it goes away. Dr said not to worry. Can this go into dvt?

Having on going superficial clot in my left arm vein for months now. It just pops up and then it goes away. Dr said not to worry. Can this go into dvt?

Superficial clot.: Superficial vein clots are generally not worrisome as they're too small to really do anything bad. Try putting a warm soak onto the area in question twice daily for a while - see if this helps the clot to dissolve. ...Read more

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During venipuncture yesterday, the needle went through the arm vein. Now the ulnar nerve is paining. No visible hematoma. Is it internal bleeding?

During venipuncture yesterday, the needle went through the arm vein. Now the ulnar nerve is paining. No visible hematoma. Is it internal bleeding?

Possibly irritated: I don't understand how venipuncture can get to the ulnar nerve but it can certainly puncture some other nerves. I suspect that the pain will be transient lasting no more than a week . If the problem persists beyond that or not improving, better contact your doctor Ice the area if the pain is unbearable. ...Read more

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Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Repeat CBC and: coagulation studies in 1 month, if everything turns out okay then you are probably okay. Keep the close relationship with your doctor. And take good care of that baby. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Why do my arm veins hurt when i cough?

Why do my arm veins hurt when i cough?

Difficult : To put two together as normal vein do not hurt let along during coughing? Second I do not know whether your anatomic description of "vein is identical what we physicians think veins are. When we are not able to examine the complaining person, sometimes we can't properly answer the question. Please check with your physician. That's the best advise i can give. ...Read more

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Suddenly my chest and arm veins are very visible?

Suddenly my chest and arm veins are very visible?

Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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I just noticed my chest and arm veins are very visible but no pain?

I just noticed my chest and arm veins are very visible but no pain?

SEE PCP ASAP: Prominent veins in arms and chest are a very serious concern.Should be checked for blockage of veins draining blood from these areas of body like blood clots or some mass pressing on large veins in the chest. ...Read more

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Can women have dilated arm veins?

Can women have dilated arm veins?

Yes.: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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Hey i have small painless bumbs in my under arm veins When its cold they show more what can this be Im 21?

Hey i have small painless bumbs in my  under arm veins When its cold they show more what can this be Im 21?

Depends: This could be so many things. It sounds harmless and could be a lymph node or calcified nodule. If its larger than a pea, immobile, red or painful you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do abscesses occur months after the stopping of IV usage in arm veins? Re-occurring abscesses in arm veins

Why do abscesses occur months after the stopping of IV usage in arm veins? Re-occurring abscesses in arm veins

Abscesses : Abscesses are the result of chronic bacterial infections in the dermis that rupture through the skin to release their infected contents (pus). They are more frequently acquired in patients who have immune deficiencies such as hiv/aids, diabetes, cancers, other coexistent inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, are malnourishment. They can be acquired from minor trauma to the skin such as squeezing a pimple, a retained splinter, or repeated body piercing , skin popping drugs and even from a clean hospital acquired iv. One of the most notorious offenders is methicillin resistant staph aureus mrsa. As the name applies this bacteria is resistant to most standard antibiotics and tends to colonize your skin, nasal cavity, groin and axilla. If you have had to have multiple sessions of IV administered therapies it is likely you may be suffering from a chronic debilitating disease and you have been exposed to hospital or clinic environments where MRSA is frequently found. You need to check with your physician about this specific problem and avoid any unsafe practices. ...Read more

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I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

Impossible to say: How can you expect an answer when one cannot even visualize the rash? See a dermatologist. It is highly unlikely that the rash is associated with cardiac issues. ...Read more

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Is removing something from arm and vein dangerous?

Is removing something from arm and vein dangerous?

Need info: Do you mean take something out of an arm vein? Or do you mean take out one of your arm veins? We usually just take blood out of a vein or put medicine in a vein or sometimes remove unhealthy veins. Please explain. ...Read more