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

I hit my wrist earlier, and it seems the vein has swollen. The surrounding area 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!
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Ball hit my wrist and now it is swollen, what to do?

Ball hit my wrist and now it is swollen, what to do?

Ice.: Ice the wrist for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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I accidently hit my wrist super hard on my bed. It's bruised and swollen. Could it be fractured?

I accidently hit my wrist super hard on my bed. It's bruised and swollen. Could it be fractured?

Possibly: Unfortunately without examining you, it is difficult to say. If you have any significant pain or loss of sensation, then you should seek immediate help. Otherwise, it isn't unreasonable to see how your wrist feels after 24 hours, where you elevate the arm, utilize ice packs and minimize the use of the wrist/hand. Best of luck. You could consider OTC antiinflammatories too, if you tolerate them ...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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Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho, is this related

Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho, is this related

Check with tape: Simple things first. Is it bigger. Is the cuff smaller. Did you button the tighter button. DId it go away. Was the writ injury recent. If not it won't be related. Likely you slept with it hanging out of the bed and it was swollen but it is now better. If it is swollen and stays swollen for more than a day. Get it checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Wrist injury 6 days ago wnt 2 Dr 3 days ago Dr said no broke bones bandage up 4 few days wrist & hand still swollen & painful cant feel fingers @ time?

Wrist injury 6 days ago wnt 2 Dr 3 days ago Dr said no broke bones bandage up 4 few days wrist & hand still swollen & painful cant feel fingers @ time?

Swelling near nerve: Swelling can squeeze the nerves and cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Just because no bones broken doesn't mean no injury. See an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hit my wrist and now there is a lump on the side of my wrist what could this be?

Hit my wrist and now there is a lump on the side of my wrist what could this be?

Recommendation : Possible you have a sprain of your wrist. In this condition you need to put ice on wrist for 20-30 min through the first 12 hours and then to put nsome splint for wrist. You can buy it in any pharmacy. If pain and swelling will be worse you need evaluation with X-ray. Go to ER or urgent clinic. ...Read more

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I felt pain in my left wrist when I was turning a door knob but I didn't hit my wrist, it hurts when its bent/ has pressure what is the problem?

Possibly tedonitis: Try icing it, resting it, and an OTC NSAID if no contraindications and if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I slipped at work and hit my wrist (fract 3 yrs ago) dull metal. Got a small cut. Woke up horrible pain throughout arm. Is it the cut or the bone? H.

I slipped at work and hit my wrist (fract 3 yrs ago) dull metal. Got a small cut. Woke up horrible pain throughout arm. Is it the cut or the bone? H.

Difficult to say: It's difficult to say without additional diagnostic tests. Any severe pain should prompt a visit to the doctor. Through a combination of obtaining an X-ray and performing a physical examination, your doctor should be able to help determine the source of your pain. ...Read more

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I play volleyball.I dove on my wrist and it hurts.this past summer at vball camp a ball hit my wrist while passing&everytime it hits my wrist it hurts?

Beware of the scaphoid fracture: One of the most common injuries to the wrists from trauma in teenagers and young adults is a scaphoid fractureÂ… These fractures often do not show up on x-ray until they are two weeks old and diagnosis can be difficultÂ… I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for an examination and x-ray... In the meantime you may want to put a store purchased wrist splint on ...Read more

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I have a bump on my wrist that formed when I tripped and hit my wrist and I can not put any pressure on it and when I touch the numb I feel the bone.?

I have a bump on my wrist that formed when I tripped and hit my wrist and I can not put any pressure on it and when I touch the numb I feel the bone.?

See a practitioner: Hi Timothy 572. Bumps right after an injury are part of the inflammatory response and not necessarily indicative of a break (fracture). But if you can't use your wrist normally after 6-8 hours of ice (20 min out of the hour) and rest, you should probably at least see a practitioner who can order an x-ray if they feel its clinically indicated. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can't bend my fingers, is it possible to get wrist tendonitis from a whiplash injury even though I didn't hit my wrist on anything at all in the accident?

Can't bend my fingers, is it possible to get wrist tendonitis from a whiplash injury even though I didn't hit my wrist on anything at all in the accident?

No: Whiplash would be pain in the neck due to spasm in the neck muscles. While this makes you stiff, you should still have use of your fingers. You should probably see your doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on and get treatment. ...Read more

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I hit my wrist and now it hurts bad. Bendable, but hurts when separate thumb. Tingling swelling and bump where I hit it. Sprain, fracture, or neither?

Sorry...: Sorry, they warned me in medical school never to do a physical examination over the Internet. There's no way you can expect your wrist to be diagnosed by ESP. You'll have to actually leave the house & have your wrist examined & maybe X-rayed. Or, you can bet on your injury being minor & just wait. Everything may turn out fine. It's your wrist; it's up to you. ...Read more

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I have a painful swollen bump in a vein on the palm of my hand? The bump appeared about 36 hours ago and continues to get worse. I have not hit it or injuried it in any way.

I have a painful swollen bump in a vein on the palm of my hand? The bump appeared about 36 hours ago and continues to get worse. I have not hit it or injuried it in any way.

If : If it's a small thrombosed vein in the skin, it will hurt for a few days and then clear up. If there are no signs of anything worse, I would give it some time. ...Read more

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Swollen vein in wrist, should I be concerned?

Swollen vein in wrist, should I be concerned?

Wrist veins.: Wrist veins cand swell for many reasons including levels of hydration, exertion, hormones and outsided temperature. Usually wrist veins are not of concern. However, one of the most common causes of wrist swelling is not a vein but a ganglion and, is this is what you have, you may need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Painful lump on back of wrist from IV from ER I went the monday before last, it hurts when I press on it, it feels like my vein is swollen. Help??

Painful lump on back of wrist from IV from ER I went the monday before last, it hurts when I press on it, it feels like my vein is swollen. Help??

Hematoma or IV infil: You either have a small hematoma at the site of IV insertion or had IV fluid or medication infiltrated into the soft tissue next to the vein where the IV was inserted, do warm compresses. Take a face-cloth, wet it, few seconds in microwave.warm compress every few hours. ...Read more

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My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

Treat symptomaticly: Injuries to the soft tissues of the body below the skin cause swelling and can also cause the veins in the skin below the injury to bleed. This is what causes the area to become black and blue. Over about a week the body reabsorbs the blood, the swelling subsides and the area heals. The initial treatment is ice to the injured area, elevation and compression usually with an ace wrap. ...Read more

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I was at work today and went to catch a bag about 50lbs in weight and felt a pain in my palm afterwords. Now the veins in my wrist are swollen and red?

I was at work today and went to catch a bag about 50lbs in weight and felt a pain in my palm afterwords. Now the veins in my wrist are swollen and red?

Local trauma: From your description, it sounds as if you sustained local trauma to your hand and wrist resulting in an irritation of the palm of your hand. If your traumatized the veins that can cause inflammation of them which is called phlebitis. The treatment for now would be ice and ibuprofen. This should improve over the next 3 to 4 days. If not, then see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes swollen/large veins in hand/wrists, mostly at night? B/p is good, but pulse is high. What would cause this in a 46 yo female?

What causes swollen/large veins in hand/wrists, mostly at night? B/p is good, but pulse is high. What would cause this in a 46 yo female?

Fluid retention.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. It is not uncommon to undergo some fluid retention while sleeping. This would make the vein enlarge. ...Read more

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Dropped something on my wrist. Had it x-rayed-no broken bones. Vein is now showing (swollen?) on side of wrist and hurts when touched, a searing pain

Dropped something on my wrist. Had it x-rayed-no broken bones. Vein is now showing (swollen?) on side of wrist and hurts when touched, a searing pain

U most likely-: -injured that specific vein by the falling object. The bodies reaction often is inflammatory, & may even occlusion of the vein by clot. This is self limiting & will clear with no treatment. 2 try & speed things up, OTC anti inflammatory meds & heat will help, just B sure U don't burn Ur self with heat. The vein will eventually recanalize & blood will flow as before. Not a threat 2 Ur health. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn from my upper forearm for basic testing. For 3days now, the needle site is swollen golfball size, but so is the vein above my wrist?

I had blood drawn from my upper forearm for basic testing. For 3days now, the needle site is swollen golfball size, but so is the vein above my wrist?

Arterial puncture?: It sounds like the blood was drawn by mistake from an artery instead of a vein. It happens sometimes, especially in persons with hard-to-find veins. Quite a bit of blood can leak from an artery; you can expect bruising in the next 1-2 days. Usually not serious unless pale, cold finger(s) or lots of pain. But tell your doctor, who probably will inform the blood draw personnel; they'll want to know. ...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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A lump appeared on my left wrist. It seems like a vein which is very swollen and sort of round. It pains when pressed and my arm is a little numb?

A lump appeared on my left wrist. It seems like a vein which is very swollen and sort of round. It pains when pressed and my arm is a little numb?

Painful lump: I suggest you see your family doctor. There a re a number of possibilities, including both benign and malignant tumors. See your doctor, or a local clinic where you live, or an emergency room doctor who can evaluate it and refer you to an appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected. Help?

A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected. Help?

Thrombophlebitis?: This may be thrombosphlebitis or subcutaneous atrophy. Discuss with your surgeon. If the former has occurred warm compresses and Aspirin may help but I would first discuss with your physician. ...Read more