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Vascular Surgery

Lump in vein

05/22/2008

Question:

My husband has a lump on a vein in his right forearm. He is concerned it is a clot. Could it be a clot? Or something else? It has been there for a few days now. It does go away if he holds his arm in the air for a little bit.

Answer:

Hello. This is likely just a valve and very common. A clot would not go away with elevation of the arm.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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