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My veins in my arm hurt after I've been cold. Why does this happen?

My veins in my arm hurt after I've been cold. Why does this happen?

There: Must be a misunderstanding of terminology.
Veins, and I have no idea what you may call veins, do not hurt. Even when there is a blood clot in them it is the surrounding inflamed tissue (s) that hurt and not the vein itself. In the leg bulging veins may hurt but is distension of the skin that is painful. So I do not have a satisfying response for u. Sorry! ...Read more

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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Why do my veins hurt? Beginning today, the veins in my arm hurt when I flex my arm. For example, when I press hard on something, or if I was to lift something - there is a shooting pain down my arms. I think it's my veins because the pain tracks through t

Why do my veins hurt? Beginning today, the veins in my arm hurt when I flex my arm. For example, when I press hard on something, or if I was to lift something - there is a shooting pain down my arms. I think it's my veins because the pain tracks through t

Yes,: Yes, you should report this to your physician right away. If associated with arm swelling and or color changes of the skin you should seek care urgently. Your description is not specific enough to be more precise. A condition known as Paget schroeder can occur commonly in young muscular men which leads to venous narrowing and ultimately venous clot. This has been termed effort vein thrombosis and is seen in the dominant upper extremity related to muscular and ligamentous attachments at the first rib and clavicle junction. However clearly there is not enough information to make a diagnosis. If determined by your physician, an ultrasound may be the next step. ...Read more

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Why do I feel that my vein from my left arm hurt, what does it mean?

Why do I feel that my vein from my left arm hurt, what does it mean?

Arm vein pain: You are not too descriptive of what vein location or whether your arm is swollen.
Local inflammation is constant, warm and painful. Musculoskeletal structures near veins can produce intermittent pin prick sensations with motion. Blockage of the vein entering the shoulder can cause swelling and pain due to repetitive effort like pitching (padget-schroeder syndrome) and is serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Had blood drawn this morning and now I can see the vein branching down my arm. It only hurts at and around the puncture site. L have never seen this before. Should I be concerned?

Had blood drawn this morning and now I can see the vein branching down my arm. It only hurts at and around the puncture site. L have never seen this before. Should I be concerned?

I: I would follow this closely. If it does not start to resolve by tomorrow, or the pain starts migrating down the arm I would contact you physician immediately. Until then take some Aspirin per the bottle label, wrap your arm in a wet warm towel and keep you arm elevated above the level of your heart. ...Read more

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My left shoulder arm and neck and head always hurts to where I can't use my arm itt feels like my veins in  my arm are gonna burst is it a pinchenerve?

Maybe: There are many possible causes for these symptoms. If your primary care physician is iunsure of the diagnosis after a good history and physical, you should be evaluated by a neurologist or physiatrist. Nerves can become pinched anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder, and down the arm. Blood vessels in this region can also become entrapped. Other possibilities include tight muscles... ...Read more

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In my arm where my veins are its painful when I move. I just want to know why does it hurt?

In my arm where my veins are its painful when I move. I just want to know why does it hurt?

This is a little: Difficult to sort out without talking with you in person. It would be very unusual for vein problems to be causing pain in your arm. Much more likely the muscle underneath is sore but what you can see is the veins. The pain most likely if from a strain/overuse: lifting, carrying, playing arm-related sports, etc. Put an ice bag (of peas!) over the sore spot; talk to your Doctor if persists:) ...Read more

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What causes vein in arm to pop out and hurt?

What causes vein in arm to pop out and hurt?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper forearm. It hurts when I extend my arm. Nerves are more tense to the touch than other arm. I think it is my veins or nerves.?

I have pain in my upper forearm. It hurts when I extend my arm. Nerves are more tense to the touch than other arm. I think it is my veins or nerves.?

Upper forearm pain: Pain which changes with position usually is related to muscle pain. The extensor muscles of the forearm, extensor carpi ulnaris, and radialis may be involved. The nerves that enervate these muscles, the ulnar and radial nerves will be more sensitive in certain positions. Usually veins and arteries don't cause pain unless the blood suppy to them is cut off. Seek medical attention for this. ...Read more

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Why do my arm veins hurt when I cough?

Why do my arm veins hurt when I cough?

Difficult: To put two together as normal vein do not hurt let along during coughing? Second I do not know whether your anatomic description of "vein is identical what we physicians think veins are. When we are not able to examine the complaining person, sometimes we can't properly answer the question. Please check with your physician. That's the best advise I can give. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the vein on your wrist hurts every time you tap it? It happened after I yanked my arm.

What does it mean when the vein on your wrist hurts every time you tap it? It happened after I yanked my arm.

Not the vein: It is probably not the vein but a tendon or muscle that is causing the pain.
Because of the close proximity of the structures, it would be difficult to tell the difference without an exam.. ...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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The veins in my hands swell and and my arm hurts?

The veins in my hands swell and 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

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My left arm has vein that is hard and hurts to touch skin is very tender along vein.

My left arm has vein that is hard and hurts to touch skin is very tender along vein.

See doctor: What you described is consistent with venous thrombosis. While venous thrombosis in the arm is less common and less dangerous than similar problem in legs, it would be prudent to see your doctor at the earliest to prevent the spread of the clot and infection, if the clot is associated with infection. ...Read more

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My husband woke up with a rash on his arm. It is following along his veins and is swelling and hurts. What do I do?

My husband woke up with a rash on his arm. It is following along his veins and is swelling and hurts. What do I do?

See a doctor: If the redness follows the veins, it can be phlebitis, did he have a wound on his hand or arm? He needs to see a doctor, sooner than later. ...Read more

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My left arm hurts when I use it too much my veins will pop out and it feels like they are gonna burst what could this be?

My left arm hurts when I use it too much my veins will pop out and it feels like they are gonna burst what could this be?

Go to Dr.: What part of the arm? Prominent veins most of the time are not serious unless is only one arm and associated to swelling, pain or redness or caused by compression of masses in the thorax or axilla. If you exercise too much that arm increases in muscle size plus prominence of veins &may be normal. There is some concern about a possible clot in the deep veins, or arteriovenous fistula if unilateral. ...Read more

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The veins on the right side of my head hurt and now also my veins on the arm on the same side. Could I have a stroke or something? Please help

The veins on the right side of my head hurt and now also my veins on the arm on the same side. Could I have a stroke or something? Please help

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, it is highly unlikely that you have a stroke. If the symptoms do not abate in a couple of weeks you may wish to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a CTA scan and they had to put an IV in my study for the iodine to flow through. My arm hurts all along the vein up to my elbow. Normal??

I had a CTA scan and they had to put an IV in my study for the iodine to flow through. My arm hurts all along the vein up to my elbow. Normal??

Phlebitis: It is not uncommon to get inflammation in your veins after an injection of intravenous contrast fluid. Usual initial treatment is warm compresses. if it worsens, spreads up the arm, turns red, if any fever or swelling develops, please see your doctor for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Veins around chest very visible until shoulder extending to arm. Looks like spider veins in chest. Doesn't hurt, concerned why they look so dramatic?

Veins around chest very visible until shoulder extending to arm. Looks like spider veins in chest. Doesn't hurt, concerned why they look so dramatic?

Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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Why do my veins hurt in my left hand and arm?

Why do my veins hurt in my left hand and arm?

Perhaps it's not: The veins? Sometimes it can be difficult for a patient to distinguish where the source of pain is actually from. Particularly in the arm, musculoskeletal pain may be mistaken for vein pain. If it is the actual veins, then they may be inflamed. There are many causes for inflamed veins, but those likely to affect a hand & arm on one side are rare. You will need to see your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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The veins in my wrists and arms hurt I get shooting pains in them. There's no redness or bulging they look normal but very painful?

The veins in my wrists and arms hurt I get shooting pains in them. There's no redness or bulging they look normal but very painful?

Probably normal: It is unusual for arm veins to to hurt unless they are inflamed or have a clot in them. What you describe does not go along with either one. I do not think that your veins are the cause of the problem. Something else is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

So here's the: Thing, if gout is the presumptive diagnosis a simple tap of the region (tap means doctor taking a sample with needle) would confirm that diagnosis. In the event, it's not gout, an abcess, or infection presents Similiarly, and that should be considered, a clot could develop in a vein, less common in wrist but very painful when it occurs. ...Read more