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Vascular Surgery

Swelling of Veins

03/08/2010

Question:

Hi I am a 25 year old female, I had a baby 3 months ago and subsequently after had laproscopic cholocystectomy, about 3 weeks after I realized that the veins on the top part of my wrist started sweeling and have sever pain to the touch and any kind of movement, my hands would cramp and get numb, on touching one of the veins I can feel something in it but that one isn`t swollen but just painful, I`m starting to get worried, is something wrong with me?

Answer:

Your doctor should examine the area to be sure there is no superficial phlebitis or other problem.

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Response by:

Jean  E Starr, MD Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University