1. since living far away from civilization, so first coming to common causes:
. probably these are the areas where there are valves in the veins and might be normal distension due to dependency.
. clot in vein will not cause a stroke because it will first go to the heart and then get caught in the lungs, [won't reach the brain] moreover clots in leg veins are common and are very rare in arms and hand veins.
2. coming to serious issues
. you can go for an upper and lower extremitiy Doppler ultrasound
to check for any blockage.
. if arm is painful, thrombosis
is most probable, and if you feel any lump in your armpit, probably lymph nodes are enlarged, it is strongly advisable to check yourself with your primary care
doctor who will carry physical examination and baseline investigations to rule out the cause [if any]
. swollen vein(s) due to injury directs diagnosis towards Thrombophlebitis
. [inflammation of the vein], any history of the same??
. in the mean time over-the- counter anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin
can be taken to reduce swelling.
. avoid: Sugar,salt,alcohol,fried foods,processed and refined foods,animal protein,cheeses,and ice cream
. if you notice any ulceration,discoloration,itching,redness
,pain around the veins make an appointment to see your doctor right away.