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For years, I've had a large lump on my forearm vein that balloons. If I raise my arm it goes down because the blood drains from it. When my arm hangs it fills with blood and gets really big if I'm exercising. It hurts if it's hit. Is this an aneurysm?

For years, I've had a large lump on my forearm vein that balloons. If I raise my arm it goes down because the blood drains from it. When my arm hangs it fills with blood and gets really big if I'm exercising. It hurts if it's hit. Is this an aneurysm?

Possible: Venous aneurysms do occur.
If very large surgical ligation is possible.
Since it empties with elevation, it is unlikely to be an arteriovenous malformation.
May be unsightly but usually not dangerous.have your Pcp send you to a vascular surgeon to assess. ...Read more

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On my left forearm a "lump has appeared in my vein, slightly painful when pushed on. What could be the issue?

On my left forearm a "lump has appeared in my vein, slightly painful when pushed on. What could be the issue?

Thrombophlebitis: Sounds like thrombophlebitis which is inflammation of veins. And it can be treated with Motrin but you should go to your physician to make sure there's no clot. ...Read more

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What could be causing the huge lump right inside the vein in my mom's forearm?

What could be causing the huge lump right inside the vein in my mom's forearm?

Thrombophlebitis: Superficial veins can develop clots in them called "superficial thrombophlebtitis" -- this is typically not dangerous, and should get better with Motrin and warm compresses. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my vein In my vein on top of my forearm. I don't recall hitting it. Could it be a blood clot? Should I worry?

I have a small lump in my vein In my vein on top of my forearm. I don't recall hitting it. Could it be a blood clot? Should I worry?

Valve?: Everybody has a few valves here. Occasionally a bit of a surface vein can clit but these are not dangerous. If it stays around for two weeks or is uncomfortable now, get seen -- if there's discomfort use warm compresses until you are seen. ...Read more

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I have like lumps in my forearms veins. In duplex ultrasound(no superficial, no deep thronbosis, no venous insufficiency). Noticeable in stress or cold?

I have like lumps in my forearms veins. In duplex ultrasound(no superficial, no deep thronbosis, no venous insufficiency). Noticeable in stress or cold?

Cysts: They could be some kind of cystic like lesions, for example sebaceous, lipomas or fibromas which are simple and non-malignant. They should cause you no harm. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 27. I noticed small painless lumps along my veins on my forearms. They disappear when I lift my arms. I do weight lifting. Should I be worried?

I'm 27. I noticed small painless lumps along my veins on my forearms. They disappear when I lift my arms. I do weight lifting. Should I be worried?

Nothing serious: It is not uncommon for your veins to be more prominet when you do heavy exercise such as weight lifting. This can also enlarge the Valves normally present in the veins. That is what you are seeing as bumps which go away when you lift your arms... as the blood flows back into your body when you lift your arms. This is nothing to worry about. Keep up with your exercise and fitness program. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my forearm that is diagnosed as an aneurysm of the left basilic vein. The doctor can perform an aneurysmectomy or leave it. Thoughts?

I have a lump in my forearm that is diagnosed as an aneurysm of the left basilic vein. The doctor can perform an aneurysmectomy or leave it. Thoughts?

Vein: This bulging of the basilic vein should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon and I would abide by his/her advice. There is a good chance that no surgery will be needed but periodic follow-up can be done if the aneurysm is not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Iv drug user with small hard lumps w/bruising along veins in forearm no pain but numb/tingle in fingers often. They are not abcesses so what are they?

Iv drug user with small hard lumps w/bruising along veins in forearm no pain but numb/tingle in fingers often. They are not abcesses so what are they?

Hematomas: With injection drug use -there is a small trauma to the skin/soft tissues/veins each time. Sometimes there could be bleeding under the skin after an injection- that will form a small hematoma or blood bruise. It will shrink down over time and become fibrotic-so you're probably feeling those. An abscess occurs when that becomes infected and it's a big throbbing mass of bacteria. Hope u can get help ...Read more

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Small lump on lower right arm that moves. Painless. Appears slight blue like a round vein?

Small lump on lower right arm that moves. Painless. Appears slight blue like a round vein?

Vascular tumor: This small mobile painless mass is most likely a vascular tumor. It is benign. Unless it grows or becomes painful you do not have to worry about it. It would not hurt to show it to a primary care physician so that he/she has a baseline to follow this tumor each time you visit. ...Read more

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I have small lumps along the veins in my arm. What are they and what are the causes? I am 19 11.8 stone and very active

I have small lumps along the veins in my arm. What are they and what are the causes? I am 19 11.8 stone and very active

One way valves: Veins have valves which prevent blood blackflow and prevents propels bllood back to the right side of the heart when muscles contract. It is a low flow low pressure system but very important and efficient ...Read more

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I don't know if these lumps are in my veins but I seem to have a few, 1 under my arm and a several around the groin area what should I do?

Lumps: Without being able to visualize or examine them it is impossible to say what they are. You need to be examined by your doctor. ...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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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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I have 4 lumps im concerned about I have a red/pinky lumps about 1cm irregular border nodule like with veins going through it on the front of my arm?

Have a medical check: If these lumps are growing, then you must get them checked out by your primary care physician. I do not like this lesion from its description.... It could be something out of the ordinary if it has been showing up for more than 2 weeks. Let your doctor determine what it is which may require a biopsy if it is not an infection or inflammation of some sorts. But only by physical exam can we determine. ...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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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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Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

More context: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more

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I found a lump on my neck today it is about the size of the palm of my hand, my rt arm has been hurting, my veins ache, no strength in my hand?

Size of the palm?: And with pain, no strength in the arm and also with possible bulging veins. If This is indeed there as you wrote, go see a physician today.

He /she has to reconfirm what you just wrote and if indeed accurate blood test, bone marrow, biopsy etc. Etc. Will have to be done to make a correct diagnosis.
Do not delay! ...Read more

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Mom had a (painful) lump on her leg & now a lump on her arm. Urgent care says varicose veins (in 2 sites?) should she get 2nd opinion? Possibilities?

Varicose veins: This should be very easy to sort out with a physical exam & a vein ultrasound. If the MD at the urgent care suspects abnormal veins, then see a vascular surgeon for opinion (they are experts in varicose veins). The arm lump would be unlikely to be an abnormal vein (varicose veins don't form on the arm), but a quick exam & ultrasound should sort that out as well Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a bump in my arm & my arm is really sore along my veins . What could it be?

I have a bump in my arm & my arm is really sore along my veins . What could it be?

Depends: Have a Doctor look and examine your arm and veins. If you do not have a primary care MD, sign up for a consult so the Doctor can ask you specific questions regarding your symptoms. For example. 1. Where exactly on your arm? 2. How big is it? 3. Did it come out of no where or was after a blood draw? 4. Is there pus coming out of it? 5. Did a cat scratch you? Little details like this will aid you&us ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also, some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also, some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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I've many lump on my both forearms why it is?

I've many lump on my both forearms why it is?

Lipomas: These could be lipomas or fatty rumors which are common and do not need to be removed. They should be soft. They can be removed if you wish but will leave a small scar. ...Read more

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Have 2 pea like places on my forearm vein. Doesn't hurtI?

Have 2 pea like places on my forearm vein. Doesn't hurtI?

Picture?: if we can see it we can provide you a better advise.
In general a lesion that small is benign
if you are concern show it to your PCP ...Read more

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What leads to tingling forearm veins?

What leads to tingling forearm veins?

See below: A tingling sensation is usually associated with irritated or sensitive nerves. While veins due have nerves very close to them, they do not typically cause 'tingling'. That said, varicosed veins can cause restlessness(restless leg syndrome), which at times is described as feeling as 'something is moving under the skin'-not tingling but similar sensation? That may be due to inflammation... ...Read more

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I have a lump in my neck near the vein?

I have a lump in my neck near the vein?

Many things: Are possible, but it is common to have lymph nodes in the neck in the area of your veins. You should see your doctor who will examine you and determine if anything else is needed. ...Read more

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What causes prominent veins on the forearm?

What causes prominent veins on the forearm?

Yes.: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also, with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more