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    Old 08-31-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
    Randy Carter
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    large vein below my elbow is very sore

    I think I might have a case of superficial phlebitis or deep vein thrombosis starting at the inside of my left elbow and travelling about five inches toward my hand. It's a big vein, very prominent and raised to the touch, and sore! At the lower end of the vein I can feel/see a couple of harder lumps (clots I think) but the strange thing is these lumps aren't that sore, but the soreness really starts right above them going about 5 inches to the inside of my elbow. This started about 3 weeks ago while moving a lot of heavy things, but I didn't notice the lumps until today. It hurts, even throbs a little when I do much work with it. It hurts the most when I use my left arm as leverage to push myself up off the carpet to stand up. I don't want to go to the ER because they are so expensive, but plan on seeing a specialist on Tuesday after work (tomorrow being a holiday). With what new symptom should I change my plans and go to the ER, versus wait two days to see the specialist? What will they usually prescribe for something like this?

     
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