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    What causes painful swelling in the forearm?

Posted on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: need to know if I need to see Dr...interior vein of forearm developed swelling and lumpy appearance over the last week. tender to touch..,extent from wrist to elbow. symptom started after giving blood at local Red Cross donor center.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thrombophlebitis of the concerned vein .

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear
I evaluated your query thoroughly .
* Seems to be thrombophlebitis of the concerned vein .
* If seen over the skin surface with naked eye I would request to upload a high
resolution photograph of the same ( if no objection )
* Additional information I would like from you as
1. exact site of swelling , size , overlying skin changes in color , consistency
2. amount of pain interferes with work
3. what was the blood withdrawl site
4. associated fever , malaise
5. onset in relation with blood donation
6. progress since appearance - steady / slowly / fast progress
7. other systemic ailments like diabetes / high BP
8. any medications for other condition as blood thinners or else
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com & giving me an opportunity to assist
Awaiting for your details ( to guide precisely for need to see a Dr. )
Regards .
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