Swelling Vein

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Deep vein thrombosis is a problem that is caused by pooling of blood in the vein, which triggers blood-clotting mechanisms. Anyone who sits for long periods of time in a vehicle, movie theater, or even an office desk may develop clumps of clotted blood in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, in the deep leg vein.

DVT com 00004000 monly causes pain, swelling, or redness in the affected leg. Most people brush it off as temporary fatigue and pain. And, while DVT itself can cause pain and swelling, it's a precursor to Pulmonary Embolism, a potentially fatal condition where a DVT blood clot moves to a critical artery of the lungs.

Some doctors believe that DVT is "more common today as a result of two factors, the increase in the number of frequent flyers and airline deregulation". As a result of deregulation, the distance between one airline seat to the one in front of it is no longer regulated. Many airlines moved seats closer together in order to fit more passengers on the planes thereby reducing the leg room between seats from 40 inches to 28.

The first is cabin pressure - please do not try to do anything to change this in order for you to reduce your risk to DVT. Doing so may cause you to explode or be sucked out of the cabin so fast you will become numb from the sheer velocity.

Another type of surgical procedure associated with the removal of varicose veins involves a PIN stripper being introduced into the vein. The end of the stripper is actually sewn to the vein and when the PIN stripper is removed, so is the vein. You may be able to have this procedure done in an outpatient center, although some doctors still use the operating room to perform this type of surgery.

The Acting Surgeon General spoke to the leadership of the American Venous Forum about raising national awareness of the risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism just moments after issuing a "Call to Action" on the condition.

Fortunately, the blood does clot up normally, doing its job after surgery, but the downside is when blood clots occur in the wrong place, such as the thigh or calf, it's not like you can take a bunch of blood thinning agents while your surgery wound is trying to seal up. Being dormant poses risk for clotting as well.

Blood travels quickly through arteries, which actively pump the blood to all parts of the body. Veins, on the other hand, are passive and blood flow relies on a one-way valve system. Whenever the muscles are flexed or arms or legs moved, it causes the muscles to squeeze the veins, causing blood to flow back to the heart. If there is prolonged immobility, then the blood can clot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    swelling vein....?
    my little brother bit my arm right on my vein and it swelled a little, is it serious or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, that must suck. Don't worry about it! Just apply some ice to reduce the swelling and surely it will be gone in a matter of time. I'm use to being bitten by my younger cousins and sometimes they leave marks. It helps to put on some rubbing alcohol as it can kill any germs which is inflamming it because it is infected.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to reduce swelling of Deep Vein Thrombosis?
    My grandmother is in her 80s and has been on Coumadin for awhile but developed some bleeding at the stem of her brain. she is prone to blood clots so they put a vena cava filter in her leg since she can no longer be on Coumadin. She spent nearly 3 months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. In that time none of her swelling has gone down in her right leg. She came home yesterday and is in pain. What can I do to reduce the swelling and reduce the pain?

    • ANSWER:
      I had deep vein thrombosis from a leg injury that lead to pulmonary embolisms. I was hospitalized in the ICU unit for weeks. They kept my legs elevated and I was on a Heparin drip with Coumadin. Whenever I go into the hospital now, they put these pumps on my legs to help with circulation. The pain is quite intense with this condition. The biggest concern is dissolving the clots and not dislodging the clots!
      I would say call the doctor as that would be your best option at this time. Generally speaking, most of us are lay people with no formal medical training! We can only relay our own personal experiences but every case has it's own merits and requires the expertise of a personal physician.

  3. QUESTION:
    Swollen vein from shooting up Do I have anything to worry about?
    Hello

    I shot up cocaine tonight. on the fourth time doing it this evening, I missed my vein. It does not hurt, and I am not feeling any dizziness, and the rest of my arm looks fine. However, it is very swollen and kind of red.

    Do I have anything to worry about? What if my arm begins to feel numb or in pain? How should I bring down the swelling, and take proper care of my arm?

    • ANSWER:
      Shooting coke? I think you will have more to worry about than a swollen arm very soon if you don't stop.

  4. QUESTION:
    Large fluctuant swelling around vein donor site
    My husband had a double by-pass surgery early in June this year. The vein was taken from lower left arm. Four days ago, we noticed that he had swelling in three places along the cut. It is not red or hot,it is not sore or tender to the touch. But has become larger in the last days, His GP looked at it today, and has ordered an Ultra Sound to check it, as he has never seen anything like it. Any ideas...

    • ANSWER:
      I'd just wait for the results of the test, and let your doctor advise you of the outcome. In the meantime, I would not worry, as if it was an emergency, your doctor would have admitted your husband into the hospital.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can a swollen or varicose vein in penis turn into future problems?
    I have a swollen vein in the sulcus ( the area behind rim of the head) that looks like a small round ball when I'm soft and becomes bigger and flatter when hard. Now, could it become a problem in the future? Could it rupture and leak blood if too much pressure is applied? What could I do to reduce it size or get rid of it?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I take it your not circumsiced? It shouldn't be a problem, but if it does someday, it's easy to treat. Also, by the time it is a problem, you'll feel more comfortable talking to your doctor!

  6. QUESTION:
    Should I be worried about vein infiltration from donating plasma? How can I help the severe pain & swelling?
    I have a knot the size of a tennis ball just above the crook in my elbow & my whole arm feels like it's been put through a meat grinder. I can't use that arm at all. Has anyone had this happen? How long does it take to heal?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds serious. Is your hand cold or swollen, discolored? If so, I'd have to say go to the ER. That would mean a serious circulation problem at your site and below. Those can't wait.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to treat a swollen vein?
    Ok i had blood drawn 4 times 2day for a glucose tollerance test and it was three times in one vein and one time in another vein. one the 3x vein the 3rd hole is swollen and hurts wat can i do to make the pain go away or have the swelling go down

    • ANSWER:
      You can try putting ice on the affected to help reduce the swelling and perhaps take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen if it is especially painful. I suspect you most likely will have bruising as well so be sure not to bump it but that's about all that can be done until time passes. Hope your better. This happens to me a lot as I have to get frequent IV treatments and they always have trouble finding a vein.

  8. QUESTION:
    Swelling of vein/artery on penis?
    For some reason, at the top-left of my penis, right under the head, there is a vein or an artery that seems to be swelling. It is hard kind of like a small cord. It seems to be benign at the moment, no itching or anything. Just that small artery. It's freaking me out.
    It still occurs whether I have an erection or not, but it is less visible when I don't.
    Help?
    It just started happening about 2 weeks to a month ago

    • ANSWER:
      you have never noticed it before? it could be just a prominent vein, depending on your age veins can get thicker and more pronounced, but to be on the safe side go to the doctor for a checkup, your penis wont be the first they have seen

  9. QUESTION:
    I had an iv in the back of my hand 7 days ago. Now the vein is suddenly swelling up and blue. What is it?

    i have blown a vein before. However that happens right when they take the iv out. This was seven days ago. Today the whole back of my hand is blue & painful. PS: I have been taking advil for pleurisy.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree. Sounds like they blew your vein. If icing it for 24 hours doesn't reduce the swelling, call your doctor just to be on the safe side. They always blow my veins and it looks like dark bruises for days even weeks depending on how bad it was blown but mine never stayed swollen for that long. I hope this helps.

  10. QUESTION:
    i have a swollen vein next to the palm of my hand?
    went to make a bottle for my daughter this morning and felt pain shooting into my hand when i looked i realized there is a vein that is now swollen. it is very painfull and achy. Is this something serious and what could have caused this .please help i never had a vein like this before an it doesnt look like a vericose vein that ive seen on the web.
    Im olny 21 and i really dont think its a vericose vain because of where it is and its appearance like i said it is on the inside of my hand and its right below my thumb .

    • ANSWER:
      hmmm... maybe something was cutting off the circulation for a while... i have a vein like that also... im not sure what it is exactly...

  11. QUESTION:
    I am prediabetic, developed a swollen vein and sort of internal cyst in left arm and having pain?
    I am having this problem since last week, which doctor should I consult, endocrinologist or some other

    What do you feel the problem might be?

    Anyone experienced the same?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I would suggest to see a doctor.
      Loprin is a good medicine and may help you but you should take it after due consultation and prescription of doctor.

  12. QUESTION:
    My vein on my neck is swollen after i popped a pimple what do i do ?
    I had a pimple on my vein and i got really big so i decided to pop it but after that i realised ive swollen my vein that was under it so now its been 4 days and its still swollen and red around it what should i do ?

    • ANSWER:
      oh brother. dont listen to taht person. lol just go get it checked out if it gets worse!

  13. QUESTION:
    My mother said he hand is swelling and i look at it and her vein is swelling up! Help Quick?

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  14. QUESTION:
    I have a swollen area next to my clit, 1/2 inch purple feels like a swollen vein with knots in it. Pls Help.?
    I just noticed it yesterday and have no idea what it is. All I can say is that it feels like a swollen vein with knots in it and looks purple. It is underneath my skin, not an std, it is sore to the touch.

    • ANSWER:
      ½ inch...purple...swollen with veins.....your boyfriend is rather poorly endowed, it would appear.

  15. QUESTION:
    Left arm vein swells up and arm feels stiff, what can it be?
    When I feel anxious or stressed, my left arm vein gets somewhat bigger and swells up a little. I also feel my left arm somewhat stiff. Dr says my heart is fine. It's not muscular as it's caused by stress. Any of you felt this or has a clue?

    • ANSWER:
      Like your doctor said, this is most likely a stress related condition. I've found that by drinking a glass of milk with about a tablespoon of cinnamon mixed in works wonders to calm my nerves and maintain a relaxed state. My psychologist told me about this, and how it has helped a lot of his patients over the years. Good luck, and I hope this works for you too!

  16. QUESTION:
    why do i have a huge swollen vein on my penis?
    I have noticed a large swollen vein on my penis i do not no what it is im afraid and i have a little red tissue at the tip of my penis
    im 15 and i do masturebate

    • ANSWER:
      Perfectly normal, all penises have them. That vain is what allows
      you to get erect, nothing is wrong with it.

  17. QUESTION:
    A vein inside my left nostril hurts and is swollen. Any natural remedies to lessen the swelling?
    I wanna try something homie before the doctors. So please don't suggest that yet. I'm pretty sure i'm exxagerating or its allergies or an infection.

    • ANSWER:
      try a dab of some antibiotic cream with an analgesic

  18. QUESTION:
    Swelling/hardening of vein after multiple injections?
    I've recently had multiple injections in the same vein, and its starting to swell and harden. It almost feels like there a rock stuck in my arm... It doesn't hurt, it's not visibly swollen, red, or bruised. Will it go away? If so, how long will it take? PLEASE HELP!
    I would like to go to the doctor's, but I'm 17 and I can't go without parental consent, which I can't get right now. The only other option would be going to the hospital, which would cost me a lot more money, and if it turns out to be nothing then I don't want to do that. That's why I'm trying to find out if anyone has ever had experience with this, so I know if I should be worried or not.

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  19. QUESTION:
    What causes a swollen vein that is painful to the touch?
    ... on the penis?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes well I would go see a doctor asap!

  20. QUESTION:
    why is the vein that runs on top of my hand and along the inside of my wrist swelling if i leave my hand down?
    or at a 45 degree angle, but as soon as i put it up into a 90 degree angle you can see the swelling go down, it looks like that area has a balloon in it, you can see it swell and go down, my wrist has been sore the last few days. it looks freaky, also i did not hit my hand or wrist on anything
    this does not happen on the other had at all

    • ANSWER:
      hahaha that always happens because the blood is going down. everyoneeeee has that. your probably just noticing that because your wrist has been sore and you've finally realized that this happens since you look at it alot now. but if theres really a problem go see a doc.

  21. QUESTION:
    Left foot is sore on the outer part right below my toes? slight swelling?
    Left foot is sore on the outer part right below my toes toward the middle of my foot (but it doesnt cross over to the right side--it feels like theres a blockage or swelling in a vein or something. Anyone ever had this?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ruled out a blister forming from wearing new shoes and/or walking more than usual recently?

  22. QUESTION:
    I have a vein swollen and looks like a lump/clot in the vein of my thumb, is this serious?
    Earlier tonight I was just doing normal stuff and I went to take the lid off of my soda and I got a stinging pain in my thumb, almost like someone had stuck a needle in it...I looked and I could see a swollen blue lump in the vein of my thumb on the palm side. What could this be? Could it be a broken vein or something serious? Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      No way to know without seeing it. Go to a doctor, have them take a look to be safe. You don't want to leave what potentially could be a ruptured nerve untreated and end up having the whole thumb amputated. So go to the doctor

  23. QUESTION:
    I have a swollen vein on my right side running from the waist to the ribs. Touch tender and visible. Whatisit,
    I have not strained it in anyway. It is only on the right side and it pinches when I bend or move. It hurts when pressure is put on it. It is not warm or red and there is not bruising around it. Several doctors looked at it and simply said it is a vein. If it gets worse come back in. It has been two weeks and it is the same.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure what it is but it might be a varicose vein: they are somewhere between the legs and waist and it occurs for people who stand alot, pregnant women, or overweight people. If this is it then just minimize the amount of time that you stand and get it checked every so often.Hope that this helped!

  24. QUESTION:
    Burst or swollen vein in my vagina?
    There is this vein on the upper part of my vulva, near the clitoris.
    A few weeks ago, a vein either burst or became very swollen.
    It started off as a sore spot and then eventually became extremely swollen.

    But now, today, I have the same sore spot. It hasn't become swollen yet,
    but I'm not sure why it keeps doing this?

    Where should I go to find out? Doctor or Gynecologist?
    What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an issue with a blood vessel. Definitley make an appointment with your Gynecologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    My neck vein is swollen and in bad pain?
    since yesterday morning, my right vein on my neck has been swollen, and now the area around it is swollen too. It's visible now. Very big. It hurts a lot and I can't go to the hospital or the doctor as of now because I don't have insurance. Thanks in advance for any opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are 100% sure its a vein, its a condition called JVD (jugular vein distention) its a result of many things, but really none of them good. It would be best to get it check out by a doctor.

  26. QUESTION:
    swollen vein on left side of pubic area?
    i can feel this enlarged vein or something on the left side of my pubic bone. some days its more noticable and can even be a little painful (only when i press it.) what is it? i know ur not a doctor or anything but im just curious.

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  27. QUESTION:
    i was doing the dishes and my wrist started itching i look at it and my vein was swelling up and its sore why?

    • ANSWER:
      1)You might be developing an allergy to the soap.
      2)You might have a clot in your vein/artery.(thrombosis)
      Go see someone if you think it is serious or if you develop numbness/tingling in the hand. Good Luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    Varicose veins and swelling during pregnancy -related?
    I'm 27 weeks pregnant and I just had a check up a few days ago. My blood pressure was normal - I showed my doctor how my varicose veins has gotten really severe recently and he seemed to think that was normal...but just in the last few days I've started to notice that the leg with the veins has started swelling very badly throughout the course of the day and the entire lower half is getting more and more discoloured. The vein swelling is apparent even in the right side of my labia! Do you think I should be worried? Anyone else had this?

    • ANSWER:
      i think you should consult another dr for a 2nd opinion. It's better to be safe than sorry.

  29. QUESTION:
    Swollen vein on top of my wrist?
    I had a c-section one month ago and just noticed that there is a lump on top of my right wrist. The lump is right in my vein which is the same vein my IV was inserted in. I've been feeling a pain in my wrist and thought it was carpel tunnel syndrome. Is it an infection or a blood clot? And does it warrant a visit to the emergency room?

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  30. QUESTION:
    Why is the vein inside my left cheek swollen?
    Inside my left cheek, there is a vein running from the very back of my mouth to the very front, and it is swollen. I noticed that there is a similar vein on the right side but it isn't nearly as swollen. What could be causing this? Should I be concerned? I have been having some dental pain with one of my back bottom teeth, but it has been going away little by little.

    I've tried searching online and haven't found anything helpful. Can anyone offer any information?

    Thanks, I really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it is the vein...it is the thick keratinized area that corresponds to the line / place where your top and bottom teeth meet.

      Maybe you grind your teeth in sleep....

      keep your mouth clean and eat soft food for a week or two...

      ...see a dentist if it stays the same or gets worse after that period of time.

  31. QUESTION:
    I have a line that travels about an inch and a half under the skin of my scalp. It feels like a swollen vein?
    It doesn't hurt unless I put pressure on the lump/line...whatever it is...any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Get that looked at now. Dont wanna scare you but it might be a clot.

  32. QUESTION:
    HELP! PLEASE URGENT? the muscle or vein or wot ever it it hodingg my 1 of my testicals up keeps swelling?
    the muscle or vein or wot ever it it hodingg my 1 of my testicals up keeps swelling it isnt painfull just a bit uncoftable and it is only painfull if it swells up after sports

    • ANSWER:
      varicocele

  33. QUESTION:
    Swollen vein on top of my left wrist?
    Lately I've noticed that my heart will beat really fast and today I noticed a huge bulge in my left wrist, it hurts to the touch and sometimes my whole left arm hurts. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      you can't tell that way go to a doctor!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    is it okay for a leg to swell after varicose vein surgery?
    my wife got varicose vein surgery yesterday morning and its gotten very puffy since then. she cant remove the cast/bandage because the doctor told her not to until monday so he can take them off himself. im just wondering if its okay if her leg stays like that or does she have to notify the doctor and check with him?

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