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What can be the reason for right hand vein becoming red and causing pain in the arms and wrist ?

My wife (35yrs) is getting pain in right hand since last 2 days and a vein looks red from arm to wrist and swelling can be seen over hand. What could this be? She had not taken any medicines past last 1month.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
she cud b having thrombophlebitis.
It is inflammation of veins.
Apply hirudoid/thrombophobe ointment.if not relieve she may require to visit doctor for oral medications.
Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

The above signs and symptoms are suggestive of infection of the veins called as Thromboplhebitis.., But you are needed to be clinically examined and if necessary blood test, or venous Doppler may be required..
Not to neglect the condition .., consult a surgeon..
Hope I have answered your question..

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