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Topic Title: painful vein and swelling not life threating
Created On: 09/14/2000 10:47 PM
 04/08/2004 01:26 PM

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compression stockings can help with the pain when walking. I suggest she elevate the leg to where it is above here heart, of course she should lay down to acheive this. I found that morphine and oxicontine helped but never got rid of all the pain. They are very addicting and the body needs more eventually. My pain management doc would not give me any of the additional dosage for i am sure were good reasons, eventually they didn't work i thought as well so not knowing the dependency factor i just quit taking them. this was amajor mistake, it put me in the hosp. I now take a combo of Viox and adderall to help with the pain however i am off my feet most of the time. let me know if this helps, I have been told that aside from venous ulcers constantly,my condition will not improve. Ive had my current ulcer for over 2 yrs. Richard
 01/14/2003 01:54 AM

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I am not a Doctor, but painful vein and swelling my not be a life threat, but then again it could be if the blood clot dislodges and goes to the lungs. Get it checked out with a second opinion. ASAP!!
 09/19/2000 04:32 PM

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From your descrfiption, the most likely diagnosis is superficial phlebitis. If that is the correct diagnosis, then the patient will have a lot of pain. Certainly, the problem can be treated - and should be treated. There is no excuse for the HMO not to authorize a second consultation if the patient is not getting better. Following a thorough general examination, venous evaluation, and possible evaluation for clotting problems treatment can be done. Treatment might include clot dissolving medication, compression wrapping, and/or surgery. Consult another doctor for a specific recommendation. I trust this is helpful informatioh.
 09/14/2000 10:47 PM

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I am asuming this question is a chronic venous questions but since this is a dear friend and not a family memeber there are a lot of questions I do not have. The patient has been to the doctor and told that it is not life threating,but she is on morphin and pain killers and still in alot of pain. He let has a clot she was told that is the entire lenght of her leg and it is swollen and painful. She went to a vein specialist and was told there was nothing he could do and she should just live with it. This women is crying in pain...I have suggested they see another doctor but there HMO must ok this what can you tell me about this condition that I might help them in their efforts to easy her pain. sincerely Patti Fischer
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