Question by  MaryL4760 (1)

I was cleaning, not using my left hand, I got a terrible burning pain in that wrist with the vein swelling up. What's wrong?

I tried to rub out the burning pain, then the underside of my wrist turned very dark. I went to the doctor and she thinks the vein burst. She told me to ice and splint it up. Ordered ultra-sound in a few days. What happened?


Answer by  PooBear (341)

Sounds like your doctor knows what she is talking about. Get it scanned, get it treated and go on with your life. Sometimes, veins just get a hole without there being any other causes. Sometimes it is a signal that something else is going on. You are on the right track.


Answer by  elb (1105)

This is leakage from a vein; burning pain is common with escaped blood; painful bruising often accompanies it. Icing and splinting allow a clot to form where vessel broke. This happens when veins are fragile, as in arthritis or other conditions, or blood is thin. A physician's diagnosis is necessary.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Occasionally for a variety of reasons it is possible to break a vein causing bruising and pain in the area. Typically this is due to strain, injury, or extreme positioning. Generally it is not a reason for great concern as it will clear up on its own over time.

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