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Is it possible to die by puncturing the veins in your wrists?

Is it possible to die by puncturing the veins in your wrists?

No.: The wrist has both arteries and veins. Veins are low pressure and arteries are high pressure. If veins are cut, the blood will usually trickle and stop with direct pressure. If the artery is cut, the blood will squirt and sometimes even direct pressure will have trouble controlling the bleeding. Venous bleeding at the wrist should be able to be stopped by pressure and not lead to death.

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Is it normal to see your veins on your wrist? Are the veins deeper than what they appear?

Is it normal to see your veins on your wrist? Are the veins deeper than what they appear?

Normal: Vein are normally seen on the wrist. There are both superficial veins right below the skin and deeper veins near the muscles and arteries.

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Is it possible to die from blood loss from cutting the veins on your wrists?

Is it possible to die from blood loss from cutting the veins on your wrists?

Probably not.: There are two types of blood vessels in the wrists-arteries and veins. Arteries are high pressure and if these are cut, one can exsanguinate from continued high flow bleeding (pulsating). Veins are low pressure and will usually cause low flow bleeding (trickling). Venous bleeding can be controlled by direct pressure but arterial bleeding is more difficult to stop. Either can cause blood loss.

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What does it mean when you can see veins in your wrists and hands?

What does it mean when you can see veins in your wrists and hands?

This is: Normal to have and to see them. If this however something recent, visible only on one side and not both sides go have a doctor examine you especially if trauma was involved.

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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..

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Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Big difference.: A broken wrist is usually very painful and there will be swelling and limitation of motion. There may also be deformity of the appearance. A broken vein usually causes some black and blue around the area and tends to get better relatively quickly. If any doubt, you should either see your md or go to an urgent care.

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What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

Hard to say: Could be a pinched nerve or circulation issue. Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Was this trauma related, repetitive action related, longevity, duration, does it change over time??? See a Dr.

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I have a collapsed vein in my wrist and it hurts very badly am I gong to be ok? How will this effect me? It is very painful can this be treated?

I have a collapsed vein in my wrist and it hurts very badly am I gong to be ok? How will this effect me? It is very painful can this be treated?

Collapsed vein: Collapsed veins usually do not hurt unless it is collapsed because of a traumatic episode and now there is a vasculitis. If it hurts so muck then see a doctor.

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I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

Go to ER: You will kill yourself. That is what the " his majestie's service" do to kill their opponent dissidents. You should seek immidiate medical/ psych help.

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Wrist pain with bulging hot feeling vein.

Wrist pain with bulging hot feeling vein.

Could be dangerous: As it sounds like you may have an inflamed vein or even a blood clot. You could try warm compresses for 10-15 minutes every hour or so to see if it goes down. If it does not, or if a red streak goes up your arm or the bulging gets larger or more painful, get to a doctor.

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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.

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Small lump in wrist in my vein from i.V what is it?

Small lump in wrist in my vein from i.V what is it?

Phlebitis: The vein used for the IV has a thrombus secondary to the irritation of the catheter placed into the vein along with the solution instilled. Usually, this is tender to touch, firm, and may travel up the vein. Most of the time this is self-limiting, and local heat will resolve the pain. Should it progress, and become red, hot, seek help of your physician.

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What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

If: There is wrist swelling and pain the possibilities are either trauma, sprain (not mentioned) or some inflammatory reaction such as tendinitis... If persisting highl;y suggest see a doctor.

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Veins located on the middle of my wrist hurts. What's going on?

Veins located on the middle of my wrist hurts. What's going on?

See details.: It is unlikely to be a vein that hurts. It is more likely tendinitis or a similar musculoskeletal cause. Have it evaluated.

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What does it mean when you have pain in your wrist and prominent blue veins?

What does it mean when you have pain in your wrist and prominent blue veins?

Unrelated: The prominent blue veins are probably a separate issue - you just get them as you age (sadly). Pain in the wrist would be a joint or tendon problem especially if you do a lot of repetitive work with your hands. If you fell then there could be a fracture and you might need an x-ray

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Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

ICE& PREASSURE: It is most likely bruised wrist and vein got also swollen & possible "! hematoma"- blood collection in soft subcutaneous tissue., Best is to put ICE pack with gentle pressure. It takes few days to get swelling down. You may be sore for 1-2 weeks. If still unable to move check possible X ray. (check for fracture).

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