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Veins (Definition)

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


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I hav varicose vein behind knee,in this place under the skin i can feel pea size lump,not protruding.vein not painful.tumor or blood clot?

I hav varicose vein behind knee,in this place under the skin i can feel pea size lump,not protruding.vein not painful.tumor or blood clot?

Experienced hands: If something can be felt but not seen then often a clinician can determine the most likely diagnosis by palpating the area in physical exam. Superficial blood clots or varicosities are easily palpated, but more serious deep venous thrombosis usually are not. Cysts, lymph nodes, and a variety of skin nodules can be found behind the knee too. ...Read more

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Right groin very deep in hard lump painful when pressed?

Right groin very deep in hard lump painful when pressed?

Hernia?: Lumps in the groin are often due to lymphnodes responding to something inflamed in your leg or skin or genital area. Hernias can form deep in the groin and are difficult to diagnose. Losing weight apidly can open up the femoral triangle next to the vessels to the leg. Need to see the doctor to figure it out. ...Read more

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I hav varicose vein behind knee,in this place under the skin i can feel pea size lump,not protruding.vein not painful.is the lump sth serious?

I hav varicose vein behind knee,in this place under the skin i can feel pea size lump,not protruding.vein not painful.is the lump sth serious?

Maybe : while the veins themselves can be benign clot forming inside them can be problematic. You should be checked to make sure not involving deep veins. ...Read more

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I found a varicose vein midway down my left leg (it's pretty much a large, bulging vein, blue-y/green?

I found a varicose vein midway down my left leg (it's pretty much a large, bulging vein, blue-y/green?

Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Vein penis lump always cancer?

Vein penis lump always cancer?

The shaft: Of the penis has superficial veins, and they can dilate to cause a protuberance; but the most common site of cancer is the head/glans penis. Why speculate? Go see a doctor to be sure it is not something else not related to cancer. ...Read more

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When jugular vein is in pain?

When jugular vein is in pain?

One can feel: Pain in any given vein, jugular vein included, only if the vein is abnormal, i.e. Something happened around or in the vein. Specifically regarding the jugular vein excluding trauma to the vein, the vein can bee clotted even inflamed/infected from infections in the area such as in the throat or neck. So if your feel pain, i would suggest see your physician. ...Read more

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My left arm has vein that is hard and hurts to touch skin is very tender along vein.

My left arm has vein that is hard and hurts to touch skin is very tender along vein.

See doctor: What you described is consistent with venous thrombosis. While venous thrombosis in the arm is less common and less dangerous than similar problem in legs, it would be prudent to see your doctor at the earliest to prevent the spread of the clot and infection, if the clot is associated with infection. ...Read more

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I feel something squishy on my testicle. Is it a varicose vein?

I feel something squishy on my testicle. Is it a varicose vein?

Maybe: It is hard to know what you are describing, but there can be varicocele veins that can enlarge in that region. You need to have a physical examination with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my mother's lower legs completely purple/dark red, hard and painful? A vascular specialist ruled out deep vein thrombosis.

Venous insufficiency: Although your mom may not have a blood clot in the deep veins, (DVT) she may have venous insufficiency. If she has swelling in the legs, varicose veins, or dark discoloration in the shin area and ankles, she should be check for venous reflux - a condition where the valves in the veins fail and contribute to the above symptoms. A specialized ultrasound looking for reflux will be useful. ...Read more

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Slightly visible blue vein on my leg. Is this a varicose vein?

Maybe: A vein like this can be a varicose vein or it may just be a prominent vein that is close to the skin. ...Read more

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Bruise on stomach with hard pea sized lump hurts when I touch it?

Bruise on stomach with hard pea sized lump hurts when I touch it?

Sounds like a...: ...doctor should have a look at it. Please get examined. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

See a doctor: This is the kind of thing that requires an examination. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Small hard lump under the dorsal vein on top of penis. It's slightly palpable when standing but most when lying down. Straight erection. What is it?

Small hard lump under the dorsal vein on top of penis. It's slightly palpable when standing but most when lying down. Straight erection. What is it?

Many possibilities: Penile masses can vary in etiology from cysts, fibrous plaques, malignancies, superficial thrombophlebitis, and more. An ultrasound in addition to an examination by a urologist could elucidate the condition further. The article describes Mondor's Disease, a case of superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/" rel="nofollow" target="_bla ...Read more

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Can you get deep vein thrombosis from hitting your leg hard?

Can you get deep vein thrombosis from hitting your leg hard?

Yes: Dvt is generally thought to be due to 3 things-venous stasis, vein wall trauma and hypercoagulable state. Stasis is due to immobility, wall trauma can be due to irritation such as from a catheter, compression or even external trauma and hyper coagulable state can be due to tumor or certain clotting disorders. A minor injury will not cause a clot but a significant injury can. ...Read more

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Groin pain, painful ejaculation, heavy visible veins when erect, chord like lump under shaft, and a very dark bruise like line under shaft. What is this?

Groin pain, painful ejaculation, heavy visible veins when erect, chord like lump under shaft, and a very dark bruise like line under shaft. What is this?

Number of causes: Groin pain and painful ejaculations have a number of causes. Some are: urethritis (the canal inside the penis), prostatitis (inflammation or infection of prostate gland, orchitis (inflammation of the testicle), epididymitis (gland where semen produced). Definitely should see a urologist. ...Read more

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