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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 burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

Not a simple problem: This is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...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 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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Excessive weight lifting now have swollen hands, veins &arm?

Excessive weight lifting now have swollen hands, veins &arm?

I have a different : Take especially is the complaints are just on one side. This can be axillary vein thrombosis, hope not, but need to be checked out asap. Also, as a baseline pathology one has also to rule out thoracic outlet syndrome that could compress the vein, the artery and the branches of the brachial plexus. ...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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My left arm has hurt since Fri. No chest pain. Now it is swollen and the vein is bulging.my hands are feeling pin pricked/on fire. What's the reason.

My left arm has hurt since Fri. No chest pain. Now it is swollen and the vein is bulging.my hands are feeling pin pricked/on fire. What's the reason.

Left arm pain with s: Blood clleft arm pain with swelling may be due to blood clot, inflammation of muscles, tend,skin, bursitis or arthritis of shoulder, hypertension,winged shoulder, coronary artery disease. Should have physical examination, may be drug related, X-ray & MRI, EKG,echocardiogram.
Treatment : physical therapy, laproscopic surgery, antibiotics,doppler ...Read more

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Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

If it is symmetrical: It is just U. Especially if thin & somewhat muscular. No worries. If only 1 side, have it evaled. ...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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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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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 shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there are lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

You have infection: That may be spreading up your arm and cutting off circulation to the hand. This could be a life-threatening or hand threatening emergency. Please go to an ED. ...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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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 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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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 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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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?

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 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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For about 4 days I have had odd/dull feeling/pain in my left arm, mostly in the lower half of my arm to the thumb. Veins are swollen and visible. Help?

See your physician: If the veins are swollen and visible only on the left arm, there may be blockage of the veins in that arm. You should get that evaluated promptly ...Read more

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Hands swell constantly, veins in hand and arms are more prominent and tend to bulge. Also, arms get tired easily.

Hands swell constantly, veins in hand and arms are more prominent and tend to bulge. Also, arms get tired easily.

It's is. Hard to : Say that one should look for any one thing. There are any reasons one may have swelling from carpal tunnel to vascular reasons to diet or endocrine and hormone reasons. I'd start with a good general physical from a primary care provider and go from there. Further clarification of exam and complaints can then occur ...Read more

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The veins in my hands swell and my arm hurts?

The veins in my hands swell and my arm hurts?

Exam: Without an examination or photo documentation, you condition cannot be diagnosed online. Make an appointment for a medical examination and evaluation. ...Read more