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I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

In: In a patient who is actively breast feading a palpable lump or cord can be indicative of a clogged duct. This condition is treatable by your physician or lactation consultant. However, if there is an identifiable "vein", your assessment may be correct. Regardless, you should report this to your primary doctor or your ob/gyn physician. Depending on their assessment, an ultrasound can be very helpful to futher evaluate whether it is a vascular issue or breast duct issue. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Had a stress test turned out fine but they pulled out big needle from the bend of my arm, now vein is hard about 2 + inches why?

Had a stress test turned out fine but they pulled out big needle from the bend of my arm, now vein is hard about 2 + inches why?

Phlebitis.: This is inflammation of your vessel and should be treated with warm compresses and an anti inflammatory medicine like Motrin if you can take that. If it is not getting better or spreading up your arm or causing other body symptoms you should see someone right away. ...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 have a small hard lump in a vein on the inside of my arm by my elbow. It radiates pain and stings when I touch or squeeze it. What is it?

I have a small hard lump in a vein on the inside of my arm by my elbow. It radiates pain and stings when I touch or squeeze it. What is it?

Phlebitis likely: Phlebitis is simply an inflamed vein. It could also be thrombophlebitis with is an inflamed vein with a clot in it. Both respond to compression, ice, heat, rest, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medicine. The concern is that there is no clot extension into a deeper vein. See a doctor who can check your veins with ultrasound and make sure you don't have a deep vein clot. ...Read more

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Why do my veins hurt? Beginning today, the veins in my arm hurt when I flex my arm. For example, when I press hard on something, or if I was to lift something - there is a shooting pain down my arms. I think it's my veins because the pain tracks through t

Why do my veins hurt? Beginning today, the veins in my arm hurt when I flex my arm. For example, when I press hard on something, or if I was to lift something - there is a shooting pain down my arms. I think it's my veins because the pain tracks through t

Yes,: Yes, you should report this to your physician right away. If associated with arm swelling and or color changes of the skin you should seek care urgently. Your description is not specific enough to be more precise. A condition known as Paget schroeder can occur commonly in young muscular men which leads to venous narrowing and ultimately venous clot. This has been termed effort vein thrombosis and is seen in the dominant upper extremity related to muscular and ligamentous attachments at the first rib and clavicle junction. However clearly there is not enough information to make a diagnosis. If determined by your physician, an ultrasound may be the next step. ...Read more

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I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

Probably not much: The clot inside of your subclavian vein should be quite sticky unless it is very new. The chance of dislodging the clot with exercise is not zero, but is very small. The consequence of working your arm may be more swelling which will improve when you raise your arm above the level of your head. ...Read more

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22 yr old female. Painful lump in right under arm with what looks like a hard vein connected to it pain radiates into elbow when stretching arm?

22 yr old female. Painful lump in right under arm with what looks like a hard vein connected to it pain radiates into elbow when stretching arm?

PCP: Please visit a doctor in person and get this checked out, lumps and nodes need to be examined to assess their attachments and affects, if bad they need to be addressed, if benign they can be left alone And followed up. ...Read more

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I had 2 iv's for a spinal surgery now I have noticed a vein in my arm is very hard the length of my forearm and is sore. Is this something dangerous?

I had 2 iv's for a spinal surgery now I have noticed a vein in my arm is very hard the length of my forearm and is sore. Is this something dangerous?

No: Sounds like you have superficial thrombophlebitis from your IV. The vein becomes hard and tender. Try heat packs, and Ibuprofen acutely and this will resolve w/ time (usually in 2 weeks).If it doesn't see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a hard vein going from my arm pit to my shoulder & my shoulder is a little sore in the same area. Is this a blood clot? Should I be worried?

I have a hard vein going from my arm pit to my shoulder & my shoulder is a little sore in the same area. Is this a blood clot? Should I be worried?

Could be: Depending on exact location. Only way to know for sure is with careful exam and imaging tests if necessary. Anticoagulants might be advisable, so see a doctor for specific adivce. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging.?

Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging.?

Need more info: Symptoms are significant. Pl;ease make an appointment with your family physician ASAP. Could be the beginning of shingles or something else and warrants an exam now. ...Read more

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I'm 39 & was in er 4 was ago- had Ct scan w/ contrast & many meds pushed through 3 IVs. 1 IV -left arm made vein swollen &a arm w/ several small hard n?

I'm 39 & was in er 4 was ago- had Ct scan w/ contrast & many meds pushed through 3 IVs. 1 IV -left arm made vein swollen &a arm w/ several small hard n?

Phlebitis?: By your description, that vein could either be clotted or infected, or both. Apply a warm soak to it a few times a day for now, but have your physician take a look at it to see if you may need an antibiotic. ...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

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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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Swollen vein underneath my armpit is bothering me. What could it be?

Swollen vein underneath my armpit is bothering me. What could it be?

Needs evaluation.: It is not normal to have a swollen vein under your armpit (axilla). It could be nothing more than enlargement due to inflammation but it can also be a sign of something more significant. You need to be evaluated by vein specialist or vascular surgeon and you may need a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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There is a sharp pain in upper armpit with noticeable vein? 5 days.

There is a sharp pain in upper armpit with noticeable vein? 5 days.

Underarm pain: A cerebrovascular accident, heartburn, peripheral artery disease, neuropathy issues or a swollen underarm lymph node can cause sharp, shooting pain in your armpit area. The pain is not a disease in itself but a sign that alerts you to a number of different issues within your body. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pronounced veins in chest and armpits are sore. What does this mean?

Pronounced veins in chest and armpits are sore. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: But any time there is something newly discovered to be on the safe side the best would be to go to see a physician and get a piece of mind... ...Read more

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I have a long lump in my armpit its think like a vein. I have a seberoues cyst I popped my self this long one is not the same what can it be?

Abscess: If u hv had seb. Cyst b4, now have a firm, ropey, warm tender area, chances r this is related. Very common is a condition called hiradenitis supportiva... Basically, it means u happen to be an unlucky person who's sweat glands plug easily & on top of that get infected. Start w warm compresses now. Do not try to "pop" or cut urself! If area bigger tmw see dr! & deodorant, no antiperspirant. ...Read more

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I have a patch of blue skin at back of armpit on right arm. Looks like the same colour as veins. Been like this for 7+ years. Any idea what it is?

I have a patch of blue skin at back of armpit on right arm. Looks like the same colour as veins. Been like this for 7+ years. Any idea what it is?

Check it out: It depends on the size and the color and if its changing at all, need to be checked by a doctor esp its you noticed just 7 years ago. It might be a blue colored mole but it can be somethings else depending on the exam
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Had cellulitis in armpit region and a boil which was lanced. Now I have what looks like a bulged vein ultrasound did not detect anything what is it.

Had cellulitis in armpit region and a boil which was lanced. Now I have what looks like a bulged vein ultrasound did not detect anything what is it.

Hard to say: Really need a pic. Most likely is just some residual inflamed/indurated tissue, or possibly a small hematoma where it was lanced which should get better with appropriate antibiotics and time. See your doc if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

Veinous inflammation: The antecubital vein which was probably the target of the blood draw runs up towards the armpit where it joins other veins. You may have had a small blood clot where the needle was placed that then traveled up to your armpit. It will dissolve on its own. Or the pressure on the vein from the repeated tourniquet may have stretched and inflamed it. Ouch. Very sorry about your ordeal. ...Read more

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I have a pronounced azygos vein running fro below my right armpit over my ribs. There is no pain or discomfort, but it appeared without "notice" and i?

I have a pronounced azygos vein running fro below my right armpit over my ribs. There is no pain or discomfort, but it appeared without "notice" and i?

Azygos vein: The azygos vein transports blood from the posterior walls of the thorax and abdomen into the superior vena cava. The anatomy of this blood vessel can be quite variable. Distention of this may be due to superior vena caval syndrome. See a vascular surgeon and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Collateral veins: Non specific and would need an exam but could be related to central vein blockage. Bodybuilder can get them. Would follow up with md. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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