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I have a very hard swollen vein in my left arm. What can I

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I have a very hard swollen vein in my left arm. What can I do to alleviate this condition?

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

Do you have any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke pain or swelling of the arm itself?

Customer:

the arm is swollen about 2" on each side of the vein. It appears to be traveling down my arm. hour infusion therapyFYI I had a 6 of Rituxim for rheumatoid athritis about 10 days ago. This is my 4th infusion and I have not had this reaction, if the infusion caused this reaction.

Mysticdoc :

This can be caused by the rituxan infusion.

Mysticdoc :

Another possibility is a blood clot.

Mysticdoc :

This is I am more concerned about.

Customer:

Well. I am sure familiar with blood clots. Had an 18" in my leg a year ago, was dissolved with warfarin. No trouble since.

Mysticdoc :

A doppler ultrasound of the arm will rule that out.

Mysticdoc :

If you have a clot, you will need warfarin again.

Mysticdoc :

If there is no clot, then this can be treated with a natural remedy.

Mysticdoc :

Get Butcher's Broom Extract from online or health food store.

Mysticdoc :

Mix few drops with any moisturizer ( eucerin) and then apply over the swollen vein twice daily.

Mysticdoc :

This will eliminate the swollen vein in 4 weeks.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

yes, it would am I headed back to the ER or can this wait until office hours...in other words how bad does this have to get? what other symtoms,,Thanks

Mysticdoc :

If there is no further worsening of the swelling, no shortness of breath, then this can wait till office hours.

Customer:

OK will try your homeopathic suggestion and thanks much, Good night

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

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Best wishes,

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