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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

A few days ago I noticed the main vein on underside of my Lwrist was tender & raised. The next day it was also hard & was red around it. Busted vein?

Maybe phlebitis..

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I suspect you may have some inflammation in the vein caused by some clotting--phlebitis. Possible trauma/prolonged pressure to the vein area causing the clot to form. Recent IV/injection, scratches from cat/dog, rose-thorn, or even bug-bite can do so. Certainly we worry about risk of infection. So, I recommend consulting doc for eval. Use some warm compresses and Motrin for now. Good luck
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Dr. Mark S. Pack answered:

I just shot up and ruptured/busted the vein went to doctor said it looksinfected and giveme some antibiotics. Its swollen n hurts what could happen?

Infection

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Shooting up and doing drugs is very dangerous. You are risking your life in many ways. The infection you developed could spread and cause loss of skin and tissue. It can spread to your blood stream and make you very sick and even die. It can cause vegetations to form on your heart which can break off and cause a stroke....
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

Optic vein swelling?

Swelling

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Not sure what you are asking. If the retinal veins are engaged or enlarged it may mean pending / partial central retinal vein occlusion.
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Green veins on arms?

Appearance

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They may appear green or blue through your skin color. It is normal even though our blood in our veins is red.
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Can you bruise a vein?

Yes

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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.
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Dr. Ted King answered:

Portal vein thrombosis?

Need a bit more info

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I need a bit more info from you in order to be able to answer the question you are asking.
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Dr. Albert Malvehy answered:

Vein on forehead called?

Temporal vein

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If you're talking about the side of the forehead, this is the superficial temporal vein. The front of the forehead is the supratrochealar or supraorbital (over the eyes)
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Dr. Ted King answered:

What are varicose veins?

Vein with weak walls

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Dr. Nielsen has given a very nice answer. THe other part of the problem is that varicose veins also have weak walls. This allows the high pressure in the veins to stretch the veins, make them bigger and longer, and that causes the large, bulging, squiggley appearance of the veins.
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Dr. John Landi answered:

Blue veins on boobs, help??

Normal finding

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I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics.
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Are varicose veins deadly?

No

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In and of themselves, varicose veins are not fatal or deadly. However, left untreated, the underlying venous insufficiency that causes varicose veins, can lead to long term complications, some of which can be quite severe, including chronic limb swelling, skin thickening/discoloration/ulceration, infections, clots, or even bleeds. Early treatment can easily avoid these end-stage complications.
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