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Sudden swelling of vein atop right wrist, painful, swelling subsided by itself. What could it be?

A vein , atop the wrist , on right hand , on the left side of the top of the forearm , suddenly swelled and was painful. it remained larger or extended for about ten minutes, during which time it remained painful. Then, as suddenly, it was back to normal. The length of the extended section was abougt three inches long. my e-mail address is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Hi, Welcome to HCM Forum. You are getting recurrent painful veinous swelling from wrist to the elbow. It appears to be vericose veinswith partial patiency of valves that is why resolving in a time of few minutes.
I advise you to consult a general surgeon or a vascular surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. you may have to go for colour doppler test along with other routine tests. Wishing for a quick recovery. Thanks for calling.
Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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