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Large vein in the side of my wrist , just below the thumb , hurts. Subsides when elevated. Reason?

A large vein in the side of my wrist , just below the thumb , hurts. This vein extends up to the back of my hand . When I elevate my arm the vein goes down and the pain subsides. When I lower my wrist the blood flows back in to the vein and throbs with pain. It s been this way for three days. I did not twist or injure my wrist in any way. Do you know what this could be? Might it be a blood clot that I should seek medical attention for?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Hi ! This could be just a simple inflammation of superficial veins of your hand and forearm which may subside with only some anti inflammatory/antibiotics treatment. However , you must consult your family doctor in case it does not subside to exclude any kind of communication of your veins with the arteries. Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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