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Rheumatoid arthritis and associated tmj pain chronically, vein seen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have rheumatoid arthritis and associated tmj pain chronically. Recently after being under a lot of stress, an increase in tmj pain and bad headache. Headache is in temples as temples are sore to touch. I am using cool compress because I cannot take NSAIDs. A vein around temple and tmj ear area showed up. Once my symptoms calm down a bit, can I expect the vein to disappear? Much thanks
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :  
User :   Thank you
User :   Do you see my question?
Doctor :   yes, i am reading
Doctor :   May i know where exactly the vein is and is there a swelling you see there ?
User :   Vein is above eyebrow going into hairline. Swelling I think is possible
Doctor :   ok , can you express the vein , i mean reduce the vein by milking it ?
User :   Not sure what you mean
Doctor :   Swipe the vein pressing from one side and observe
Doctor :   see for pain or irreducibility ( not able to swipe the entire length )
Doctor :   this says whether its only a engorged vein or a blocked vein
User :   The vein and pain and tenderness is all in the same spot
Doctor :   ok, do you see redness over the vein ?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok, yes, the vein will disappear after the symptoms are gone
User :   Thank you very much good night:)
Doctor :   its due to reflex congestion ( increased blood supply ) due to the inflammation in the TMJ
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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