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Have what feels like a swollen vein in right temple, not too sore but I can feel it. Is this normal?

Have what feels like a swollen vein in right temple, not too sore but I can feel it. Is this normal?

See a doctor: Most likely this is just local irritation or inflammation. However, there is a condition called temporal arteritis which is an inflammatory condition involving the medium size arteries often on the side of the head. It can be associated with headaches, fever, hearing difficulties amongst other symptoms. If this condition persists or worsens, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen vein on left hand next to nuckel of my pointer finger. Huts a bit when touched... Did not injure in any way?

Swollen vein on left hand next to nuckel of my pointer finger. Huts a bit when touched... Did not injure in any way?

Clotted vein but why: Thisnisnprobably caused by a superficial clotted drain. Motrin may help as well as compresses. It is very unusual to for, these without prior trauma, infection, coagulopathy, etc I would recommend discussi g this with your physician. ...Read more

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I had a mosquito land on the top of my hand right on my vein. I smacked it and killed it. about 4 hours later my hand is swollen in that spot and sore?

I had a mosquito land on the top of my hand right on my vein. I smacked it and killed it. about 4 hours later my hand is swollen in that spot and sore?

Trauma: Depending on how hard you smacked your hand, you may have damaged the blood vessels and there may be a bleeding into the tissues. Apply ice to the area and keep it elevated. It is not likely to be due to mosquito bite.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?

What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?

Likely muscle/joint: If there is no swelling of the vein or associated redness, this is unlikely to be a vascular source of discomfort. The area between your thumb & first finger can become sore from prolonged movements like grasping, pulling or holding something, esp if repeatedly. Often discomfort doesn't peak for 24-48 hours after such activity. Try to limit such movements to see if improves. ...Read more

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I have a swollen vein, I think, on the palm of my left hand. Started as a cramp, now is 1/8" round hard bump that hurts?

I have a swollen vein, I think, on the palm of my left hand.  Started as a cramp, now is 1/8" round hard bump that hurts?

Need evaluation: We need to know where this lesion is located. It may not be a vein. Ask your physician to have you see a hand specialist ...Read more

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Hi Dr im 34male from India. I have a swollen vein below wrist joint on my left hand.?

Hi Dr im 34male from India. I have a swollen vein below wrist joint on my left hand.?

Don't worry: If it is not warm, tender or painful, it is probably of no concern. Are you sure it is a vein? Sometimes a ganglion cyst can push up from behind and make the vein more prominent. If it bothers you, you should have it examined but it is probably nothing to worry about. ...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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I have a sudden onset of about 1.5" of very swollen vein on the top of my left foot — about the width of my pinkie. What could cause this? Concerned?

I have a sudden onset of about 1.5" of very swollen vein on the top of my left foot — about the width of my pinkie. What could cause this? Concerned?

Veins come and go: Due to hydration status, the position you are holding your leg in, and a variety of other factors. The fact that one is standing out is of no particular significance. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My hands appear to have larger than normal swollen veins. Slight discomfort. I just had an u/s that is leading me to think I'm having another mc. Are these related? Is the hand issue an emergency?

My hands appear to have larger than normal swollen veins. Slight discomfort. I just had an u/s that is leading me to think I'm having another mc.  Are these related? Is the hand issue an emergency?

I doubt if there is: Doubt if there is anything wrong here. Prominent veins are common especially in those who do hard physical work outs or engage in lifting weights.
I do not know what is mc. I would advise you not to use such abbreviations as they mean different things to different folks. ...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

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Swollen vein right forearm.....tender when pressed....harder than it should be.....

Swollen vein right forearm.....tender when pressed....harder than it should be.....

Possible phlebitis?: What you describe could be superficial phlebitis. Have you had a recent blood draw or IV these are common causes of this superficial phlebitis in the forearm. Check with a doctor. Often this can be treated with warm compress and it gets better on its own. ...Read more

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I have swollen veins in my hand and arms for a couple of days they are not hurting should I worry about them?

I have swollen veins in my hand and arms for a couple of days they are not hurting should I worry about them?

Swollen hand veins.: 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 and volume. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more

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A cactus needle pierced a blood vein on my hand and it is swollen and aching.... What should I do? I am a 65-year-old female in good health

A cactus needle pierced a blood vein on my hand and it is swollen and aching.... What should I do? I am a 65-year-old female in good health

Let me help you: When this happen most likely you slight infection in the area, this why is swollen and painful, you keep it clean and soak it with h2o2 and water two to three times a day. Get hold of your doctor and ask him to give you some anti-biotic.
Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

Phlebitis: You probably have a local vein inflammation called phlebitis. Ice 20 minutes twice a day for one or two weeks often helps calm it down sooner. Also, for 7-14 days take an over the counter anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen (2-3 200 mg tablets 3 times a day) or Naproxen (220 mg tablets 1-2 twice a day). If not better or improving, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Had a IV a month ago in my hand my vein is swollen?

Had a IV a month ago in my hand my vein is swollen?

Superficial clot.: Occasionally following an IV insertion, the vein can become irritated from the IV solution and form a clot. This is called superficial phlebitis and is not dangerous. The clot does not move but it is easily felt and sometimes painful. Initial treatment is a warm compress. If not a clot in the vein then the vein can be bruised and irritated from the needle insertion and swelling can occur. ...Read more

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How to know if I dislocated my bone or is it a swollen vein?

How to know if I dislocated my bone or is it a swollen vein?

Very different.: A dislocated bone is usually the result of trauma and is very painful. A swollen vein can be a varicose vein and these are not tender unless they are clotted. If you had a dislocated bone, you would have significant pain with movement. See your md if necessary. ...Read more

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I had an IV in my hand and now it's sore and I have a tender lump that moves around by my vein. What is it?

I had an IV in my hand and now it's sore and I have a tender lump that moves around by my vein. What is it?

Normal variant: After an IV the vein needs to heal. Ice may help if it hurts and will reduce inflammation symptoms. It should go away over time. ...Read more

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I can see new veins bulging out and my leg is extremely sore, tender to the touch and swollen. The Best course of action?

I can see new veins bulging out and my leg is extremely sore, tender to the touch and swollen.  The Best course of action?

Leg pain: some symptoms that she will are describing are not consistent with varicose vein issues, specifically the tingling and numbness. These symptoms are more suggestive of a nerve compression and also may be the issue of the pain shooting down the leg. I would recommend that she will seek evaluation by your physician to determine the appropriate specialty that she evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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16 yr old active male, swollen vein on top of left foot, has occasional minor pain. From wearing sliders? Pinched vein?

16 yr old active male, swollen vein on top of left foot, has occasional minor pain. From wearing sliders? Pinched vein?

Probably Normal: Swollen veins are common and are visible and do not cause any problems
If you are concerned get it checked by your doctor to be sure ...Read more

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Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication. The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication.  The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Urgent care or ER : Did a health care facility inject you? You should return to them for help. If you we're self injecting something, go to urgent care now for exam and treatment. It may be a cellulitis and may need bandages with soaks and possible antibiotics. Kelp clen cool moist cloth on it until you get there and elevate. ...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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4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?

4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?

Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevate. If pain and bruising persists, I would recommend getting a hand xray. ...Read more

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Hit his hand on outside a sore thumb on inside base thumb swollen hurts to bend thumb- should we wrap it and leave to see if it gets better?

Thumb is important: Thumb is the most important digit in the hand.
My advice have it X-ray and if there is no fractured, there is a lot of splints for the thumb to rest it.
do not gamble with the thumb. ...Read more

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I am very fit, train boxing three times a week. Have just noticed swollen sore vein on inside of knee, is this bad? Hurts to walk and pops out.

That is: In the area of the superficial saphenous vien and if tender, prominent and at all reddish then there may be a clot in the vein. Not as important as if in a deep vein but should be evaluated by your doctor or a physician in a competent urgent care center or fast track of an emergency department. In the meantime warm compresses, and Ibuprofen and rest the limb. ...Read more