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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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Swollen vein in left arm from below elbow to shoulder. No pain. What does that mean?

Swollen vein in left arm from below elbow to shoulder. No pain. What does that mean?

Arm veins.: There could be many reasons for arm veins to swell. Most often swollen arm veins are usually due to increased hydration or exertion but this will occur bilaterally. Unilateral arm vein swelling may be normal but could also be a result of an abnormality. The venous ultrasound of the arm veins will determine if there is a problem. See a vein specialist for a full evaluation. ...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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I have had swollen veins & dull pain on my arms, mostly left, also starting to feel it in my legs. Low energy, feel warm. Could this be a sign of HIV?

I have had swollen veins & dull pain on my arms, mostly left, also starting to feel it in my legs. Low energy, feel warm. Could this be a sign of HIV?

You tell us: You have not in any way included what risk you are considering that could cause you to be HIV positive. But, the symptoms you describe are not in any way signs of an early HIV infection. ...Read more

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I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

Bruising could be: Side effects of blood thinners - aspirin, nsaids, fish oil, warfarin.Itchy rash could be eczema, fungal infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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Swollen vein underneath my armpit is bothering me. What could it be?

Swollen vein underneath my armpit is bothering me. What could it be?

Needs evaluation.: It is not normal to have a swollen vein under your armpit (axilla). It could be nothing more than enlargement due to inflammation but it can also be a sign of something more significant. You need to be evaluated by vein specialist or vascular surgeon and you may need a venous ultrasound. ...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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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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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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Do you know any home remedies for swollen veins in fingers?

Finger veins: I do not know of any home remedies to treat swollen finger veins. Finger veins will swell for a number of reasons and can be a normal variant. Usually elevation will reduce swollen hand veins. See a vein specialist if any further concerns. ...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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Swollen vein on forehead? What does this mean? What should I do?

Swollen vein on forehead? What does this mean? What should I do?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Forehead veins can be treated by sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Blew a vein 3 weeks ago while getting blood, it healed today I woke up and it's swollen and my arm hurts to move it. Is this normal?

Blew a vein 3 weeks ago while getting blood, it healed today I woke up and it's swollen and my arm hurts to move it. Is this normal?

Hematoma: Well, it leaked again. An elastic sleeve, carefully applied elastic bandage and some ice 20" as needed. Check your blood for bleeding tendencies. I do not believe this is unusual. Speak to someone at the blood bank, ...Read more

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I have noticed for the past two weeks what appears to be a swollen vein just below the base of my penis. Any suggestion on how to cure this? Thanks!

I have noticed for the past two weeks what appears to be a swollen vein just below the base of my penis. Any suggestion on how to cure this? Thanks!

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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In what way can I make my swollen veins smaller?

In what way can I make my swollen veins smaller?

Depends on veins.: There are many types of veins-spider veins, blue veins and varicose veins. Spider and blue veins can be camouflaged by a sun tan (either natural or spray)-but I would not recommend sun tanning. Varicose veins cannot be concealed unless covered by pants or a dress. The best way to make veins less obvious is to see a vein specialist and have them treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Swollen vein like form runs perpendicular from lower rib for few days had pain now pain gone but vein like form still there?

Swollen vein like form runs perpendicular from lower rib for few days had pain now pain gone but vein like form still there?

Have it checked: Swollen veins anywhere is not normal, and if you had painful, swollen veins, you need to see a doctor. So, s/he can determine the cause, the extent, and work you up further. It would be unusual to have a vericosity there (vericose vein), and is much better to visualize upon abdominal examination. ...Read more

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I have some swollen veins in the left teste that cause some discomfort when standing laying down on the bed it kind of goes away, is it something bad?

I have some swollen veins in the left teste that cause some discomfort when standing laying down on the bed it kind of goes away, is it something bad?

Varicocele: Sounds like varicocele. Related to valves not working in vein. Common on left side. Cn be painful or cquse infertility. This can be treated endovascularly by an interventional radiologist with out surgery and quick recovery by blocking the vein off internally. ...Read more

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I have a swollen vein in my right testicle. I'm 16. It's only there after a hot shower or physical activity. It goes away 10 minutes later. What is it?

I have a swollen vein in my right testicle. I'm 16. It's only there after a hot shower or physical activity. It goes away 10 minutes later. What is it?

It MAY be a: varicocele, which is an enlargement of a blood vessel in the scrotum. This is similar to a varicose vein one may have in the legs. Please see your doc. He/she can give you a diagnosis. Sometimes they resolve on their own. Sometimes surgery is indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have an itchy swollen vein on top of toe?

Have an itchy swollen vein on top of toe?

This could be: From a number of things but none of them are potentially serious. If it persists for a few more days make an appointment with a health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen vein in my leg?

See vein specialist.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a swollen vein on my forehead?

Should I be worried about a swollen vein on my forehead?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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I have swollen veins on the right upper thigh could you tell me what could cause this?

I have swollen veins on the right upper thigh could you tell me what could cause this?

Swollen veins: Can be due to decreased circulation most commonly. It can happen incidentally after pregnancy, weight gain or even decreased activity. Some patients are more susceptible to getting them genetically than others. If you are concerned or in pain you should have an exam done! ...Read more

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I was experiencing groin pain for about a month earlier with swollen veins. The pains have nearly entirely stopped. But veins r still prominent?

I was experiencing groin pain for about a month earlier with swollen veins. The pains have nearly entirely stopped. But veins r still prominent?

Possibilities: It's possible benign condition caused the tight underwear and strenuous physical activity like running, jumping. Good that pain is gone and no any swelling or redness. Check it out and give 2-3 weeks to improve the leftovers. If it will be getting worse go to the doctor. ...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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Hello, in the last 2 or 3 years I noticed above my clitoris in the clitoral hood, what looks like a swollen vein, but It's colorless, 16 yo, no sex yet?

Hello, in the last 2 or 3 years I noticed above my clitoris in the clitoral hood, what looks like a swollen vein, but It's colorless, 16 yo, no sex yet?

Exam: It sounds like you are just seeing a small vein. This is likely normal. Consider seeing an Obgyn and letting them visualize the area. They can confirm that you are seeing a normal finding. ...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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Swollen veins after a month from iv. What can I do for this?

Swollen veins after a month from iv. What can I do for this?

Is the IV out?: If the IV is out now, then warm moist soaks or showers and time will soften the hardened vein that were irritated with the solution and medications of the iv. If our arm veins gradually dilate with age, we can not diminish their size. I have advised patients who lift weights or run to wear those sleeves that marathoners use from a sports store or lymphedema sleeves from a specialist or dme store. ...Read more

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Why I get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

Why I get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

An artery: Sounds more like an artery than a vein...Suggest consultation with a doctor...Inflamed arteries in this are are more common than veins and may be a sign of other medical problems. ...Read more