Thrombosed veins typically happen when a newbie to PE is overanxious for the “quick results” and pushes beyond his limits. Overstressing veins can cause blood clots to form within them. Doctors have a fancy, technical-sounding name for everything. Thrombosis is Medicalese for clotted vein.
Members have described thrombosed veins as feeling similar to a squiggly guitar string or a tiny rubber band buried in the skin, though sometimes the clot is a hard, round bump or series of bumps. Occasionally there is mild, stinging pain and/or localized minor skin swelling at the site.
The best way to help fix this problem is to take some time away from PE and let it heal. Healing time varies from a couple weeks to several months. Regular use of hot wraps will aid circulation. Aspirin or ibuprofen may help.
Much has been written in these forums about thrombosed veins. You can find more threads using the search button located in the upper right.
Last edited by hobby : 02-10-2003 at .