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Tourniquet was applied above a hard vein, now it's inflamed, hard, and painful, what does that mean?

Tourniquet was applied above a hard vein, now it's inflamed, hard, and painful, what does that mean?

Phlebitis.: What you are describing is called superficial phlebitis. It is characterized by a vein that gets hard, tender and inflamed. Since the vein in directly under the skin, it is called superficial phlebitis or superficial thrombophlebitis. Treatment would consist of heat and ibuprofen. If it doesn't improve after several days then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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I can feel a long hard vein type thing in my bladder. Is this unusual?

I can feel a long hard vein type thing in my bladder. Is this unusual?

Not sure: I am not sure how you feel something in your bladder which is an internal organ. ...Read more

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Hard vein like ring around my penis under the head, help?

I don't know: What you are describing. If you're concerned you should let your doctor examine the problem at your next visit. No way to tell without looking at the problem. ...Read more

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I had a hard vein in one of the top veins in my penis now it is gone should I worry? Did it move up?

I had a hard vein in one of the top veins in my penis now it is gone should I worry? Did it move up?

Hard vein: This most likely is lymph channel inflammation often caused by prolonged masturbation or vigorous intercourse. Lymph channels follow veins and can be confused with them. This usually goes away and there is nothing to worry about. There is no lasting problem. ...Read more

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Should I be worried when nurses can't start my IV and they have to have the anesthesiologist start it, and he thinks it's hard? Veins suck bad why?

Should I be worried when nurses can't start my IV and they have to have the anesthesiologist start it, and he thinks it's hard? Veins suck bad why?

Iv start: Don't be worried. Drink water up to 2 hours before surgery. Tell the nursing staff to apply the tourniquet and leave for several minutes. Anesthesiologist can also put you to sleep with gas. ...Read more

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4 months ago I masturbated vigorously for an hour and ever since, I've had new penis veins and a few hard veins. When will it return to normal?

Probably in a few we: You mat have developed some thrombosed veins from your masturbation. I would try some warm baths and if it does not resolve,see a urologist. ...Read more