Urgent Care Expert Forum
injured vein in arm
About This Forum:

MEDICAL EMERGENCY- CALL YOUR DR. or 911! This forum is for questions and support regarding urgent care issues such as: Abscess, Angina, Animal Bites, Bronchitis, COPD, Cuts, Flu, Food Poisoning, Heart Attack, Mono, Influenza, Laceration, Nausea, Pneumonia, Rabies, Sports Injuries, Strep.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
injured vein in arm
While trimming some bushes in my yard, one of the thorns on the bush (thorn was about 4" long) poked me on the inside of my arm. Stabbing me in one of the veins in my forearm. Now I have radiating pain up to my shoulder, a black/blue lump at the injury point that is raised(puffy) and very tender. Should I be concerned about blood clots or anything else?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
You should go see a doctor. It sounds infected. Infections can be very painful. Make an appointment to see the doctor. Take care.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
I agree with Susan.  See a doctor and get examined and maybe a tetnus shot.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Totally agree - seek medical treatment asap - especially since it was a vein involved as this is a direct blood supply so the infection (if it is one) would take hold much quicker than an infection in a cut in just skin tissue.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank