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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Inflammation: This could be due to inflammation of your veins, a condition called thrombophlebitis. You can try using OTC anti inflammatories to see if the swelling resolves If it persists over the next few days you need an examination and treatment by your doctor. ...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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Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

POSSIBLE FRACTURE: THIS IS A TYPICAL INJURY THAT CAN CAUSE A COLLES FRACTURE IN THE WRIST OR NAVECULAR FRACTURE. IN THE HAND BY THE THUMB. GO TO URGENT CARE OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED ...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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Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand? Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter. Or carpal tunnel?

Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand? Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter. Or carpal tunnel?

Foreign body: The simple answer is yes. Steel wool can easily splinter and get a piece into your skin. If ghat happens you can experience symptoms like you describe. If just sore just watch, if redness and more soreness develops you may need an antibiotic at ghat time. Happy cleaning! ...Read more

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I have gotten blood draw twice on same arm now I feel thirsty and veins on Palm of hand by thumb and center spasms non stop. No pain. What could it be?

I have gotten blood draw twice on same arm now I feel thirsty and veins on Palm of hand by thumb and center spasms non stop. No pain. What could it be?

Unlikely blood draw: Unlikely from blood draw as they only take a small amount (1 tablespoon) so unlikely dehydrated. If a simple uncomplicated blood draw then there should have been no damage to tendons or nerves. ...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?

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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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 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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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 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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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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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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The veins on my left hand feel twitchy & swollen. Is this normal? Can it be related to my anxiety attacks?

The veins on my left hand feel twitchy & swollen. Is this normal? Can it be related to my anxiety attacks?

Possibly, but I'd: Get a physical first before assuming your sx's are from anxiety. If they are, they are atypical and again, should be bi-lateral unless you are producing a conversion reaction (again, unusual). Did you do anything to that hand? ...Read more