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Blown Vein Complications
Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?
Saphanous vein.: Saphanous vein is a superficial vein. Normally we don't anticolate clots in the saphanous vein. Even if the vein was stripped with a clot within it. It can theoretically be pushed forward during the stripping process depending on the technique used. ...Read more
What are the risks and complication of pulmonary vein isolation in afib and are there indicatiins incase of paroxysmal afib in 73 hypertensive male?
Hi doc. .... may I know what are heart conditions we should check for in deep vein thrombosis patients and complications.... thanku. .. :)?
Connective tissue: Veins (in the hands, especially) tend to be fixed only at branching points. Tough connective tissue holding them in one place is only present in certain anatomical locations. In the rest of the hand and arms, the veins may "roll" or move through the tissue plane they are in. This is totally normal. ...Read more
You bleed: Although some bleeding is usual after a traumatic puncture or laceration, the way to identify if you damaged a big vessel is by the amount of bleeding and the difficulty in stopping the bleeding. If you damaged a vein you would see that blood flow is continuous while if you damaged an artery the blood flow would be pulsatile. ...Read more
Phlebitis: An inflamed vein is another name for superficial phlebitis. This can occur for many reasons but is commonly due to IV insertions, medications and even sclerotherapy. The vein becomes tender and hard. Initial treatment is with warm compresses, and anti-inflammlatories. If this doesn't resolve it, then evacuation or even local excision of the vein can be done but usually at a later time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling bruise: A 'popped vein' may mean that the vein 'leaked'. Veins are tubes containing blood -so they don't pop like a balloon. However, if a vein is injured -usually a direct impact or injury - the vein can 'suddenly' leak. In that case, you would experience a rapidly developing bruise with swelling and sometimes pain. A normal vein clots quickly, so the leak will stop limiting the swelling. ...Read more
Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No flow: I assume you mean a vein that recently had a needle or iv. Veins may collapse or blow when fluid goes through them or blood is drawn from them. Phlebitis, inflammation of the vein, or a lumpy spot called a thrombosis may result. Neither is serious. Both are treated with warm compress and advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Varicose veins sometimes make veins 'pop' or become noticeable on the skin surface. These veins often look abnormally 'twisty' or like odd bulges on the skin surface. Sometimes veins bulge to help us regulate body temperature, like after exercise or when it is hot outside. And, sometimes they appear to 'pop' out because the person has less body fat or soft tissue - weight lifters are an example. ...Read more
Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impossible: Veins - small and large - cover the entire surface of your skin. If you are cutting yourself, it would be useful for you to seek professional help from a local mental health facility. This is serious. ...Read more