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Pain in elbow, had visible veins, swelling in hand, heart palpitations. What may have happened?

Yesterday I had sudden onset pain inside my right elbow and just above with highly visible veins. The pain subsided shortly after, but veins remained. During the night dull pain returned and I ve noticed swelling in that hand . I am a 32 year old female with no health problems other than occasional heart palpitations that were only pointed out by my OB after my last child 3 years ago.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Possible obstruction of the upstream vein has to be thought of.
It may be infection or inflammation (Thrombophlebitis).
Clinical examination may show.
If in doubt, Doppler study will clarify

See your doctor and get things clarified.
If it is a clot, there is danger of getting dislodged - leading to block of downstream vessel.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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