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Experience:  B.A.M.S{Ayurveda Physician}Worked in various clinical departments like Medicine,ER,Gynae
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I have a light red line going up my arm that feels painful ...

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I have a light red line going up my arm that feels painful to the touch but there's no cut or sore, just a small blister on my middle finger. The line starts at my wrist, stops in the middle, then starts again above the inside of my elbow to my armpit. Should I go to emergncy room (like everyone is telling me too) or just make an appt. this week with a Doctor?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.

From your history most likely you are suffering from thrombophlebitis .
Thrombo means clot . Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. Thrombophlebitis occurs when a blood clot causes inflammation in one or more of your veins . The affected vein may be near the surface of your skin, causing superficial thrombophlebitis .

Also this can be infective in origin .

As such you should definetly go to ER and not wait .
You may need I.V antibiotics at the hospital .