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Occasionaly in my vein on my wrist there's a blue bump it only shows now and then. It's on the vein first saw 4 weeks ago. Is this bruising of vein?

Occasionaly in my  vein on my wrist there's  a blue bump it only shows now and then. It's on the vein first saw 4 weeks ago. Is this bruising of vein?

Valve?: This is most likely a valve in your vein that you can see pop out based on how well hydrated you are or not. This is normal. If it becomes painful, swollen, or red, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Bruising along vein of inner calf. Is this a sign of DVT? Having some cramps as well.

Unlikely: Deep veins are deep! And nearer the bone. The skin deep,veins can be diseased and feel discomfort, or a thick cord of clot in the superficial vein. Local trauma more likely, but easy to be examined and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Bruising along vein of inner calf. Is this a sign of DVT? Having some cramps as well. Negative ultrasound.

Bruising along vein of inner calf. Is this a sign of DVT? Having some cramps as well. Negative ultrasound.

No: A negative ultrasound by a certified vascular technologist or vascular surgeon/physician rules out DVT. The bruising should resolve with time (couple weeks). Bruising may be spider veins. ...Read more

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Iv drug user with small hard lumps w/bruising along veins in forearm no pain but numb/tingle in fingers often. They are not abcesses so what are they?

Iv drug user with small hard lumps w/bruising along veins in forearm no pain but numb/tingle in fingers often. They are not abcesses so what are they?

Hematomas: With injection drug use -there is a small trauma to the skin/soft tissues/veins each time. Sometimes there could be bleeding under the skin after an injection- that will form a small hematoma or blood bruise. It will shrink down over time and become fibrotic-so you're probably feeling those. An abscess occurs when that becomes infected and it's a big throbbing mass of bacteria. Hope u can get help ...Read more

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What causes burst veins and bruising behind your knees?

What causes burst veins and bruising behind your knees?

Age Pressure Reflux: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in wrist followed by buldging vein and bruising. no trauma to it at all. arm aches and light headed 29 yr old female?

Sudden pain in wrist followed by buldging vein and bruising. no trauma to it at all. arm aches and light headed 29 yr old female?

Vascular fragility: Usually not an issue, but would check in with your medical professional if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can you bruise a vein?

Can you bruise a vein?

Yes: Most bruises are due to leakage from damaged veins when they are struck or crushed. A blow sufficient to damage a vein is likely to cause leakage which would be interpreted as a bruise. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more