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What causes a lump in the forearm?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 in Lump
Question: Dis colored vein after surgery. Anesthesia was very painful going in. Now I have a lump in my forearm. Serious?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thrombophlebitis of the vein .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is in relation with thrombophlebitis of the vein .

* It is self limiting condition with faster recovery if taken care properly , but
not serious issue .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Lump - duration , size , consistency , pain , overlying skin temperature .
2. Movements of the forearm normal or painful .
3. Associated fever or else .
4. Any other systemic issue as diabetes or other present or not .
5. If possible , a photo pic as an attachment to evaluate it more precisely
in follow up question .

Awaiting for your details .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 47 minutes later
Lump came up after working out last week. 3 weeks post op. 3 of them to begin with. Two have went away. Just above where the discoloration was located.
Not painful unless I bump into something. Was painful to begin with.
No fever
No diabetes.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thrombophlebitis management guidelines provided in details .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Recommendations for better recovery

- Ice application 3 times a day for 5 minutes each session ,
followed by gentle massage with ointment containing mucopolysaccharide
polysulfate ( 0.3 % w/w ) for further 5 minutes .
- Whenever resting , keep the forearm elevated in support .
- Avoid weight lifting or injury over the part .
- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid .
- Keep a watch on size of the same .
- No medications seem to be needed at present .

* Follow up after 48 hours or early if required .

Hope this will help you for sure .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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