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Infectious Diseases

Ruptured vein?

11/16/2001

Question:

I banged my hand in the bony area between my pointing finger and thumb. A blue lump smaller than the size of a dime immediately swelled. It looks like I may have hit one of my veins. Is it possible that I ruptured a vein and should I worry about an internal infection? Path forward?

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Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati