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I've superfic. Thromboph. In my hand following an IV. Hard vein, sensitivity. Can blood clots break loose and travel to lungs=death? When shall I worry

I've superfic. Thromboph. In my hand following an IV. Hard vein, sensitivity. Can blood clots break loose and travel to lungs=death? When shall I worry

Treat the thromboph: Anytime the veins are inflamed, there is a potential for thrombosis and thrombi can break off and travel to the right side of the heart and from there to the lung. However, the balancing system of thrombolysis can dissolve the thrombus and anticoagulant drugs can prevent it from forming in the first place. Not every thromboembolus leads to death, especially if you have healthy lungs. ...Read more

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Why do blood veins break in your hands without an injury to them?

Why do blood veins break in your hands without an injury to them?

Incidental trauma: Some people have thin skin, loss of fat in the hands or friable veins. The smallest bump or tear can lead to bruising, particularly if you are on medications like aspirin. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on back of hand looks like they are in the veins they move about when you touch them and are hard?

I have two lumps on back of hand looks like they are in the veins they move about when you touch them and are hard?

Concern: By your description, sounds like they could be veins. However, because they are hard, there might be a blood clot in them. Whatever the case, You should take an aspirin and see a doctor soon to have them evaluated ...Read more

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My Right Hand Top Vein Is Hurting like crazy Everytime I try to move my hand up and down it hurts, I can't remember if hit myself but what can it be?

My Right Hand Top Vein Is Hurting like crazy Everytime I try to move my hand up and down it hurts, I can't remember if hit myself but what can it be?

In The Right Vein: Sometimes veins get inflamed usually, as you guessed, by minor trauma. They can then get a clot in them and that hurts too for a while. Those small superficial veins usually heal within a few weeks but may leave a lump for a longer time. A warm cloth intermittently and Motrin will help. But if it extends and/or the skin gets involved get it checked out. ...Read more

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I noticed a vein on the middle of my hand protrude out a little. It's hard to the touch. This is near an IV site. Is this a collapse vein? Or phlebi

I noticed a vein on the middle of my hand protrude out a little. It's hard to the touch. This is near an IV site. Is this a collapse vein? Or phlebi

Phlebitis: Most likely this is a superficial phlebitis related to the irritation from the iv needle. It's not dangerous and in time will become less distended but could remain permanently scarred. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pinch a vein shut? The vein in my thumb was smashed. It is now bright blue, hard an raised. It is making my whole hand tingle.

Is it possible to pinch a vein shut? The vein in my thumb was smashed. It is now bright blue, hard an raised. It is making my whole hand tingle.

Nah. It ain't so Joe: You caused a nice big BRUISE by whacking the thumb but it's not a vein or anything like that...it's the swelling and accumulation of fluids including blood. If it's causing tingling in the hand then, you should have it looked at right away. It may need decompression otherwise, you could have nerve damage that's permanent from the accumulated pressure that's not being released. Ice down a lot. ...Read more

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I have buldging hard veins in the tops of my hands and top/bottom of my feet made worse by physical activity (eg biking) and also worse at night?

I have buldging hard veins in the tops of my hands and top/bottom of my feet made worse by physical activity (eg biking) and also worse at night?

Hard to say: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
Veins get bigger with more use. They can scar if they are injured, but thin athletic people who use their limbs typically have veins that are big and stand out without anything being wrong. ...Read more

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Veins in hands with hard lumps... Could they be blood clots?

Veins in hands with hard lumps... Could they be blood clots?

Not really: They are superficial veins and when we use the term blood clot in the media we are talking about obstructed deep veins: " deep vein thrombosis" or DVT. Technically the hard spots on the hand veins are also thrombosis of veins but they superficial veins and are called superficial phlebitis not" blood clots.". ...Read more

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I had a nurse who pushed phenergan (promethazine) in my hand and it burned so bad now my hand still feels bruised and my vein is hard. How long will this last?

I had a nurse who pushed phenergan (promethazine) in my hand and it burned so bad now my hand still feels bruised and my vein is hard. How long will this last?

Too long. Get seen!: One of phenergan's black box warnings is severe tissue injury to injected areas due to chemical irritation and tissue damage which causes burning, pain, thrombophlebitis (clots in little veins) and tissue death in the local area injected. If you still have a hard vein and the burning pain is continuing, you should have it checked out by a physician. Some cases need minor surgery to treat. ...Read more

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I have a swollen vein, I think, on the palm of my left hand. Started as a cramp, now is 1/8" round hard bump that hurts?

Need evaluation: We need to know where this lesion is located. It may not be a vein. Ask your physician to have you see a hand specialist ...Read more

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Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

Cyst?: Bump on top of hand or wrist may be a cyst. Other things could be a "carpal boss". Less commonly would be a vascular mass. If persists and is painful, see a local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Barely hit my hand/fingers & the vein/vessel burst, stings, hurts & then turns purple. I'm in my 30's & had this since a child. Why? What causes it?

Barely hit my hand/fingers & the vein/vessel burst, stings, hurts & then turns purple. I'm in my 30's & had this since a child. Why? What causes it?

Vein bursting: If you are experiencing increasing amounts of bruising, there are a few concerns. One would be if your blood is unusually thin. This can be because of low platelets (the clotting cell of your blood) or a decrease in the amounts of clotting factors. You should discuss this with your doctor as simple blood tests can diagnosis this. There can also be structural problems with the veins causing this. ...Read more

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Are veins visible in a normal x-ray? Injured lower arm while doing heavy labour in my yard a few years ago. Lower arm swelled up very badly and pain was awful. It's very hard to use hand for normal activities. Finally went to family doctor and she took x-

Are veins visible in a normal x-ray? Injured lower arm while doing heavy labour in my yard a few years ago. Lower arm swelled up very badly and pain was awful. It's very hard to use hand for normal activities. Finally went to family doctor and she took x-

X-rays: X-rays can identify bone structure, being useful in the detection of pathology of the skeletal system as well as for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue. Traditional plain x-rays are less useful in the imaging of soft tissues such as the brain or muscle, but sometimes if calcification is present you may be able to see them.
A fracture is usually healed after several week, so is unlikely that a trauma or fracture that happened several years ago is not healed yet. Please go see a specialist that may be able to help you. ...Read more

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I was hitting 2 hammers together and saw small sparks. Bleeding from a pen hole in my wrist. By or near a vein 3 days later still swollenand verypainful

I was hitting 2 hammers together and saw small sparks. Bleeding from a pen hole in my wrist. By or near a vein 3 days later still swollenand verypainful

Whoa!: It sounds like you whacked a splinter of metal into your skin! If it is holding a pinhole in the skin large enough to keep bleeding, that is highly irregular! Make your way to your Family Doc for an evaluation. He may need to take an x-ray or refer you to a surgeon to figure out location and an approach to bringing this foreign-body-removal issue to a conclusion! ...Read more

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Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

ICE& PREASSURE: It is most likely bruised wrist and vein got also swollen & possible "! hematoma"- blood collection in soft subcutaneous tissue., Best is to put ICE pack with gentle pressure. It takes few days to get swelling down. You may be sore for 1-2 weeks. If still unable to move check possible X ray. (check for fracture). ...Read more

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I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

Go to ER: You will kill yourself. That is what the " his majestie's service" do to kill their opponent dissidents. You should seek immidiate medical/ psych help. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my wrist right on the bruise I already had and almost fainted. Did I pop a vein by accident?

What to do if I hit my wrist right on the bruise I already had and almost fainted. Did I pop a vein by accident?

Bruise: If nothing happened, then you did not. If the bruise looks worse, then yes, you did reopen the bleeding source. ...Read more

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A pretty good mass on my upper inner wrist it's very deep under several veins, hard can't move around sometimes painful its growing CANCER?! : (

A pretty good mass on my upper inner wrist it's very deep under several veins, hard can't move around sometimes painful its growing CANCER?! : (

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination, however, from what you described it is likely to be a ganglion cyst and not cancer. Consult this site for info on this topic and you may Google Ganglion Cyst for images.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/home/ovc-20168586 ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels to break in hands and feet?

What causes blood vessels to break in hands and feet?

Many possibilites: You need a hematology workup if it is significant to check your bleeding / clotting factors. ...Read more

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I hit my wrist earlier, and it seems the vein has swollen. The area around it is red, and my palm is tingling. Should I be concerned?

I hit my wrist earlier, and it seems the vein has swollen. The area around it is red, and my palm is tingling. Should I be concerned?

Not to worry: You have a "contusion" or "bruising" and hit the nerve as well as the veins in your wrist. ICE is the best INITIAL treatment followed by HEAT after the first 48 hours!
Your symptoms should resolve within 7 days If still symptomatic after a week check it out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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Why are the blood vessels in my hands sometimes big/bulging and other times harder to see? Other than hydration status what causes changes in size?

Bulging vessels: U described a phenomenon that is entirely within the normal range, smooth muscle encircling the vessel wall under automatic nervous and chemical control will contract and relax causing the changes that youl observe. ...Read more

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Can you break any other vessels are bone in the finger if continue to use that hand?

Can you break any other vessels are bone in the finger if continue to use that hand?

Not certain: I am not clear as to your question. You can use you hand depending on the type of changes you have in your fingers and the vessels. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?

Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?

Seek MD attention: Would recommend to see your Primary Care Doctor or to go to an Urgent Care center to be evaluated.

You may require antibiotics depending on what the physical examination shows ...Read more

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How often can I break blood vessels in my hands & feet before it is something of concern? 1/wk. Mid-40s. Sometimes 2-5/week. (2nite: opening fridge dr

How often can I break blood vessels in my hands & feet before it is something of concern? 1/wk. Mid-40s. Sometimes 2-5/week. (2nite: opening fridge dr

Doctor can check: If a person breaks blood vessels more easily than other people do, there may be a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate, to see if the patient's blood vessels are more fragile than normal, and to check for slow blood clotting (which would let more blood leak from broken vessels, forming visible blood spots and bruises). ...Read more

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Chronic DVT in subclavian vein. When wearing compression sleeve it's harder to feel my pulse from the wrist and arm turns somewhat white. Normal?

Chronic DVT in subclavian vein. When wearing compression sleeve it's harder to feel my pulse from the wrist and arm turns somewhat white. Normal?

No: Be checked for an arterial lesion or obstruction.
What was cause for dvt?
If a thoracic outlet was the cause, then that area also needs evaluation.
If coagulopathy was involved that needs clarification.
Thick glove- stockings do also, tend to hide the pulse but I would be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more