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

I hit my wrist earlier, and it seems the vein has swollen. The area around it 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!
DrZ ...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

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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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I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising?

I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising?

Need more info on u: What is your age? What did you do in the past few days that might have caused swelling of your vein. This doesn't happen spontaneously. What meds are you on. Do you smoke, drink or take recreational drugs. It's important for us to get a complete picture of your health, so we can recommend the best solutions. Complete your patient profile for us. Thanks! ...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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I'm online now. Type your question here. I AM RIGHT-HANDED. THE VEIN THAT RUNS FROM THE HAND IS SWOLLEN & SLIGHTLY PAINFUL TO THE TOUCH. IT GOES HALFWAY UP MY ARM. MY DR. TOLD ME TO CONTINUE TO WEAR A SPLINT. WHEN MY THUMB & WRIST GET INTO A CERTAIN P

I'm online now. Type your question here. I AM RIGHT-HANDED. THE VEIN THAT RUNS FROM THE HAND IS SWOLLEN & SLIGHTLY PAINFUL TO THE TOUCH. IT GOES HALFWAY UP MY ARM. MY DR. TOLD ME TO CONTINUE TO WEAR A SPLINT. WHEN MY THUMB & WRIST GET INTO A CERTAIN P

Swollen vein: Can be thrombosis a clot or an infection or just
Normal anatomy but if pain persist and does not respond to conservative
Treatment there may be other conditions that exist below the vein or
You may need to change
The level of care you are getting ...Read more

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Why do my veins in my wrists neck head ankles and feet feel tender and swollen. Lots of blue veins in my legs both baricose and spider. What causes?

Why do my veins in my wrists neck head ankles and feet feel tender and swollen. Lots of blue veins in my legs both baricose and spider. What causes?

Maybe bad valves: One reason is xs fluid or poor heart function. However at your age if you are in good health and active, poorly functioning valaves in the veins of your legs may cause blood to pool there. This would not explain the veins in. Your arms and neck Sometimes normal veins arr prominent in thin people ...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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Why is my vein swollen and painful after having an IV in my hand. The vein that is swollen and painful starts in the top of my hand and up my arm?

Why is my vein swollen and painful after having an IV in my hand. The vein that is swollen and painful starts in the top of my hand and up my arm?

Arm swelling: One concerning complication of an IV is phlebitis. Any red streaking up the arm where IV was placed is concerning. Tenderness can be common after IV placement, but this is usually not serious unless associated with fever (usually low-grade), red streaking up arm, warmth/redness, significant swelling/pain. If only minor symptoms present: Swelling can be managed by elevation of arm; pain with NSAIDs ...Read more

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I have a painful swollen bump in a vein on the palm of my hand and its turning color like a bruise?

Possible phlebitis: As above; need a picture to know for sure. Apply heat for 10 minutes at a time and take Motrin as directed. If it worsens see a doctor ...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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Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Likely not: Veins can be prominent where there is less fatty tissue. If it's not bothering you, there should not be a cause of worry. If still concerned, consult a physician. ...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 anyway.

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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I have a burning sensation in the vein on back of my left hand. It is not swollen just feels painful at times not always.

I have a burning sensation in the vein on back of my left hand. It is not swollen just feels painful at times not always.

Phlebitis: The vein could be irritated, a condition called phlebitis, but this is not too common on the hand, especially if there has not been a needle in the vein (for example for IV fluids/meds or for IV drug use). If not red or swollen, if no fevers, and if normal sensation and movement, just try soaking it 20 minutes 2x/day. ...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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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