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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Brusied vein in the forearm

11/28/2007

Question:

daughter`s arm has been hurting her for 3 days, she said it`s hard to hold her arm straight out, and it`s all black and blue. vain is all puffy and brusied.should she go to a doctor,or well it heil on it`s own?

did she pop a vain? thank you

Answer:

It is really hard to tell you anything without the ability to see and examine your daughter. If it is painful and discolored, I would suggest that you do see her physician and get it checked out, as it may be more than a bruise or a ruptured vein.

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Response by:

Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University