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Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

If you feel: Also that the vein is firm, can't be collapsed you may have a clot in the vein. Did you give blood, was blood taken for a test, was the vein used for IV medications, was trauma involved, was you arm pit examined, was thoracic outlet syndrome excluded, etc. Etc. So many things that only a good md could look for and detect. Before treatment is diagnosis... Se a doctor... ...Read more

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Having on going superficial clot in my left arm vein for months now. It just pops up and then it goes away. Dr said not to worry. Can this go into dvt?

Having on going superficial clot in my left arm vein for months now. It just pops up and then it goes away. Dr said not to worry. Can this go into dvt?

Superficial clot.: Superficial vein clots are generally not worrisome as they're too small to really do anything bad. Try putting a warm soak onto the area in question twice daily for a while - see if this helps the clot to dissolve. ...Read more

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I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm?

I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm?

Don't understand: I am not sure that I understand what you are describing. However, if you have a medical issue that does not allow for this movement would show it to your parents. They can contact your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

So here's the: Thing, if gout is the presumptive diagnosis a simple tap of the region (tap means doctor taking a sample with needle) would confirm that diagnosis. In the event, it's not gout, an abcess, or infection presents Similiarly, and that should be considered, a clot could develop in a vein, less common in wrist but very painful when it occurs. ...Read more

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During venipuncture yesterday, the needle went through the arm vein. Now the ulnar nerve is paining. No visible hematoma. Is it internal bleeding?

During venipuncture yesterday, the needle went through the arm vein. Now the ulnar nerve is paining. No visible hematoma. Is it internal bleeding?

Possibly irritated: I don't understand how venipuncture can get to the ulnar nerve but it can certainly puncture some other nerves. I suspect that the pain will be transient lasting no more than a week. If the problem persists beyond that or not improving, better contact your doctor Ice the area if the pain is unbearable. ...Read more

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Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Repeat CBC and: Coagulation studies in 1 month, if everything turns out okay then you are probably okay. Keep the close relationship with your doctor. And take good care of that baby. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Phlebitis Arm: It sounds as if you have developed superficial thrombophlebitis of a vein in your arm. You should see a doctor and get it evaluated, as you could develop bacterial phlebitis which can be serious. Non bacterial phlebitis can often be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatories, but you also need to make sure that the phelbitis doesn't extend and cause a deeper more serious clot, i.e. Dvt. ...Read more

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My left arm is hurting it feels like my vein s gonna explose. It started 6 hours ago. No swollen?

My left arm is hurting it feels like my vein s gonna explose. It started 6 hours ago. No swollen?

Needs examination: Arm pain is difficult without an examination. There are a variety of causes - e.g. neck or shoulder problem or referred pain from the chest. Best to see a doctor. See a doctor urgently if the arm is weak or you have chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Woke up with Pain in crease of right arm and my veins are way more blue than the left arm. Could something be wrong?

Woke up with Pain in crease of right arm and my veins are way more blue than the left arm. Could something be wrong?

Blood clot.: Worst case scenario, this could be a blood clot. You need a Doppler right away. Did you sleep on something that went under your right arm? Get to an ED, if you haven't already. Isn't CentraState near you? ...Read more

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I can see the veins in my left arm. They are not bulging and not painful. It comes and goes. Some days I don't see it. What could cause this?

I can see the veins in my left arm. They are not bulging and not painful. It comes and goes. Some days I don't see it. What could cause this?

Normal: Veins return blood to the heart and have different filling capacities and wall tone. This is not an illness unless the veins are red hot and tender. ...Read more

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The veins in my left arm are very painful alot of times. Is this serious?

The veins in my left arm are very painful alot of times. Is this serious?

Needs to be checked: If they are painful and distended, it may mean that there is a blockage in the large veins in the upper arm. You need to call your physician today to obtain a checkup promptly to find out the root of the problem ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp pains in my veins? They are occurring mostly in my left arm.

What could be causing my sharp pains in my veins? They are occurring mostly in my left arm.

Unlikely veins...: Hi. It's unlikely that the pain is in your veins (that would be quite atypical). More commonly sharp pains are related to nerves. An evaluation with a doctor might help tract down the cause. Would need more info about duration, triggers, associated symptoms, severity, etc... And an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Noticed veins in my upper left arm and really visible by color. Like really blue. Is this normal?

Noticed veins in my upper left arm and really visible by color. Like really blue. Is this normal?

Maybe: If Lou bangs in one arm have been present all your life is probably normal if in both arms probably normal if this is new or any discomfort it it's abnormal you need to see if physician in person to determine this ...Read more

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Reasons for purple cephalic and accessory cephalic veins on left arm?

Reasons for purple cephalic and accessory cephalic veins on left arm?

More info needed: Hello! Are they painful? Do they feel like a cord under the skin? Any trauma? Have you had a catheter places I that arm? Wondering if infection, clot, inflammation. ...Read more

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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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My left arm hurts when I use it too much my veins will pop out and it feels like they are gonna burst what could this be?

Go to Dr.: What part of the arm? Prominent veins most of the time are not serious unless is only one arm and associated to swelling, pain or redness or caused by compression of masses in the thorax or axilla. If you exercise too much that arm increases in muscle size plus prominence of veins &may be normal. There is some concern about a possible clot in the deep veins, or arteriovenous fistula if unilateral. ...Read more

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Over the last couple of weeks my husband has noticed small BB size knots running down the veins in his left arm. What could this be?

Over the last couple of weeks my husband has noticed small BB size knots running down the veins in his left arm. What could this be?

Any number of things: ...but not something that can be addressed thru Health Tap's free Q & A service. He needs to make an appointment with a doctor who can, not just obtain a history, but also see and feel these mysterious knots. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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My left arm has a large vein on the inner elbow that has been swelling over the last two days. What could it be? Should I be. Concerned?

If: Ur are sure it is a vein (blueish color) and there is no skin redness around it and if u can make the veins disappear, well at lease fade and get smaller with total (vertical) elevation of the arm and u have no pain, I would not be concern. If there is redness, pain and a hard cord I would see a physician.
Did you do any heavy work with the arm, did you use an air compressor, if yes see md asap! ...Read more

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Left arm normal in the mornings, slightly thicker in the evenings. After a hot shower it also dilates about 0, 5cm. Shoulder veins visible. Problem?

Maybe: See your dr., as it could be due to compression of the blood vessels to that arm up high in the chest--can be by bone from birth defect / trauma / arthritis, or vascular disease, lung disease, or a growth compressing the vessels. See what your dr. Says and if you need imaging to better sort out (ultrasound / ct / mri). Good luck! ...Read more

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I have very visible flat blue veins in running from the underside of my top left arm to the bottom, they seem more visible than ever before. Concerned?

I have very visible flat blue veins in running from the underside of my top left arm to the bottom, they seem more visible than ever before. Concerned?

Should not be: Concerned unless you have symptoms of venous occlusion farther down the arm. Increased varicose or large caliber veins usually mean venous insufficiency, or poor venous circulation, away from the heart. Unless you have been muscle building, which also increases venous return and therefore superficial vein size, you need to pay attention to symptoms of venous clot. ...Read more

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On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down. Also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for?

On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down. Also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for?

Venous distension: My concern with arm and ad chest swelling is superior vena cava syndrome which may be from an obstructing mass. Jugular venous distension
May also be fro
Congestive heart failure - see a doctor ASAP to rule these out. ...Read more

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I noticed a pea sized lump underneath my left arm pit. It seems to be right on a vein and I only notice it when I raise my arm. It's been 1 yr no pain?

I noticed a pea sized lump underneath my left arm pit. It seems to be right on a vein and I only notice it when I raise my arm. It's been 1 yr no pain?

Small bumps: Small bumps in the armpit can come from a number of different causes. Most are not serious at all. If a small bump has been present and unchanging for over a year it is very unlikely to be serious. ...Read more

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Why do I feel that my vein from my left arm hurt, what does it mean?

Why do I feel that my vein from my left arm hurt, what does it mean?

Arm vein pain: You are not too descriptive of what vein location or whether your arm is swollen.
Local inflammation is constant, warm and painful. Musculoskeletal structures near veins can produce intermittent pin prick sensations with motion. Blockage of the vein entering the shoulder can cause swelling and pain due to repetitive effort like pitching (padget-schroeder syndrome) and is serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time someone tries to give me an IV on my left arm they blow the vein. Why does this happen.

Every time someone tries to give me an IV on my left arm they blow the vein. Why does this happen.

Several things: Could be the cause. Some people have more fragile veins, some have veins much more superficial than usual, and they get punctured easily. Tell them the next time they always 'blow', maybe they can use a smaller size, or infuse at a slower rate. ...Read more