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Is removing something from arm and vein dangerous?

Is removing something from arm and vein dangerous?

Need info: Do you mean take something out of an arm vein? Or do you mean take out one of your arm veins? We usually just take blood out of a vein or put medicine in a vein or sometimes remove unhealthy veins. Please explain. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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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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What is this bag of veins behind my left testicle and is it abnormal?

What is this bag of veins behind my left testicle and is it abnormal?

Near the testicle...: Is the epididymis, which is composed of numerous tubes, and is palpable in the scrotum. The epididymis may harbor cysts, making it more prominent. A large one is called a spermatocele. A varicocele is a collection of dilated veins that can be felt near the spermatic cord. Usually these entities are left alone unless large or painful. See your urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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A mammogram showed a grape sized white area. The mammogram was redone and the white area is gone, butthere are white irregular vein type shapes spread out. Is itokay?

A mammogram showed a grape sized white area. The mammogram was redone and the white area is gone, butthere are white irregular vein type shapes spread out. Is itokay?

Compression: Sounds like you might have had insufficient compression of the breast during the first mammo which allowed for superimposition of densities which were spread out when you had better compression on the repeat study. Be glad, being gone is good! ...Read more

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Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Only the tiniest: The "gold standard" still is sclerotherapy, but lasers are becoming more effective and with less side effects, if performed by an expert in laser therapy, but can be more costly. Sclerotherapy requires skill and precision as well, but has a very low side effect or risk profile, and can work on small to medium spider veins. Larger varicosities will require surgery or endovenous approaches. ...Read more

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I am having abnormal dimples and something that feels like a varicose vein in my breast. Should I be concerned?

I am having abnormal dimples and something that feels like a varicose vein in my breast. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Gsee you doctor and get a mammogram or ultrasound or MRI as soon as possible. Dumpling of the breast is abnormal and needs a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

Veins are common.: Both varicose and spider veins are very common and there are reports that 30 to 40 percent of the population may have some form of vein problems. There are varying degrees of vein issues from minor spider veins to extensive varicose veins, venous ulcers and even clots. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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After removing my compression stockings, it seems my veins look even worse. They are dark blue and more towards the surface. Is this normal?

After removing my compression stockings, it seems my veins look even worse. They are dark blue and more towards the surface. Is this normal?

Venous insufficiency: Do you have venous insufficiency?
Why you wear compression stockings?
You may consider discussing this further on conceirge service with me. I do treat veins. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for a varicose vein to hurt after giving birth?

Is it abnormal for a varicose vein to hurt after giving birth?

No: Many have vv with pregnancy, and superficial or deep venous thrombosis is not uncommon. Pregnancy increases the risk of blood clots, and pain over a vv implies blood clot within, and presents as a cord like area, often with surrounding redness, heat, rubbery/ firm to touch. Suggest that you see your doctor about this, for superficial thrombophlebitis can extend into the deep system in some cases. ...Read more

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Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Unfortunately: Unfortunately yhe only way to know what is going on is to follow up with your cardiologist. You may need another angiogram. The fact that you stated you are "losing the will to live" is worrisome. It sounds like you are dealing with major depression, which is understandable given your medical history. I strongly encourage you to seek the help of a psychiatrist or therapist.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for veins to pop out of arms when not exercising?

Would it be unusual for veins to pop out of arms when not exercising?

Sometimes: Some people just have prominent veins. However, it would be best to make sure that there isn't another reason for your prominent veins (e.g. Clot). See a vascular surgeon if you are worried about it and think something more serious may be the cause. ...Read more

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Do spider veins caused by hormonal imbalances ever go away? I'm going through puberty (16yrs) and my cycle is still very irregular.

Do spider veins caused by hormonal imbalances ever go away? I'm going through puberty (16yrs) and my cycle is still very irregular.

Spider veins: 16F of unknown ethnicity from Down Under asks if spider veins every go away? ANS: Yes but depends on what is causing them. I would talk to your family members, look at the same area yours are and ask them as the best predictor of if they go away. Ask your Dr. Down there as they know about local issues that may differ from up here. Such as sun exposure and ethnicity. ...Read more

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I have a small Bump on my penis beside a vein it's not an unusual colour (same as my skin) it is uncomfortable when I'm erect what is this?

I have a small Bump on my penis beside a vein it's not an unusual colour (same as my skin) it is uncomfortable when I'm erect what is this?

? Sebaceous cyst: What you described suggests a sebaceous cyst. There is no urgency but it would be prudent to see a doctor and get it removed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I was wondering if ovulation can cause more prominent veins in your nipples and on the breasts. I am getting them all over my breasts and its unusual?

No: The venous system is sensitive to hormonal chnages such as seen during your cycle. These should not be a cause for concern. Although there is a rare syndrome called 'mondor's disease" seen in pregnancy that is thrombophlebitis of the veins that drain the breasts. This is not, however your problem. ...Read more

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I 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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Recently I've been experiencing short irregular rounds of mild pain in the veins of my left wrist. At times that mild pain comes in one of my fingertips. Is there anything to worry about? Could it be some kind of minor clotting?

Recently I've been experiencing short irregular rounds of mild pain in the veins of my left wrist. At times that mild pain comes in one of my fingertips. Is there anything to worry about? Could it be some kind of minor clotting?

Get an exam: Blood clotting doesn't usually cause the symptoms you're describing - usually there is swelling as well as pain that doesn't go away. Your symptoms sound more like a muscle/soft tissue injury or nerve compression (similar to carpal tunnel syndrome). I'd recommend you see a provider for an exam in order to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for unusual prominent red veins in eye?

What can I do for unusual prominent red veins in eye?

Eye veins: Sometimes allergy is a culprit. More often, the use of "get the red out" eye drops is a more common cause. Avoid using these drops because they will lead to chronic red eyes when you don't use them. ...Read more

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Supposing you have abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will the removal of it solve the varicose veins?

Supposing you have abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will the removal of it solve the varicose veins?

Usually.: Varicose veins can arise from lesser saphenous vein and perforating veins also. You will need to be evaluated. See sirweb. Org. Click on patient tab at top. Click on varicose veins at left of page. There is a doctor finder at this site. Also see venacure-evlt. Com. ...Read more

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Are there other options for removing old dvt? Venoplasty didn't work because doctor couldn't get the wire through the clot. The whole vein is blocked.

Are there other options for removing old dvt? Venoplasty didn't work because doctor couldn't get the wire through the clot. The whole vein is blocked.

See below: Usually chronic DVT cannot be removed. The venous valves are already damaged. You can wear fitted compression stockings which can decrease associated swelling from chronic dvt. ...Read more

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If abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will removal of it prevent or cure varicose veins?

If abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will removal of it prevent or cure varicose veins?

Usually: I would discourage removal and instead recommend laser ablation. It is safer, less complicated and can be done through a single needle stick. Usually visible varicose veins are due to underlying vein dysfunction such as the great saphenous. Ablation of the great saphenous can lessen the visible veins but some may remain and can be removed through tiny punctures in the skin. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured penile vein be the only reason why a penis can have completely no sensation or feeling? Can a blood count identify anything abnormal?

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Can a ruptured penile vein be the only reason why a penis can have completely no sensation or feeling? Can a blood count identify anything abnormal?

Here are some. ..: Ruptured penile vein shouldn't cause losing penile sensation, which is neurologically related. To help solve the inherent mystery of your concern, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of your symptoms and their potentially related discomforts to Doc for analysis + physical exam + possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx timely. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods my breast always get tender a week before I start which they are but just noticed blue vein going to nipple what can this mea?

I have irregular periods my breast always get tender a week before I start which they are but just noticed blue vein going to nipple what can this mea?

Most likely: This is a reflection of you holding onto extra fluid, as many women do in the days preceding the onset of menses. Unless it is painful, hard or has surrounding redness and signs of inflammation, it will likely recede after your cycle. ...Read more