When the internal line of veins get swelled due to an injury that keeps occurring time and again, one can experience temporary occlusion of collapsed veins. And when the swelling sinks in, the blood circulation gets back to normal.
Usually collapse of smaller veins occurs when one pulls back against the syringe’s plunger to know if the needle has reached the vein. Excessive suction pulls the sides of veins together, and in case the walls of the veins get irritated, they adjoin and cause a blockage. Also, removal of needle quickly after giving an injection causes a similar result.
How To Revive Collapsed Veins?
Usually collapsed veins do not need any particular treatment, just one shouldn’t inject any needle in the veins for a certain period of time, let’s say a week.
It would be best to insert needle on different parts of the body for injection. The healing process for the veins is completely natural. In case of a vascular disease, the best venous treatment meant is fluid management and compression stocking. However in severe cases of venous disease, one can also go for surgeries such as placing stents.
Causes Of Collapsed Veins
If intravenous injections are used frequently, they can irritate the lining of veins and damage it by tearing. The injected drugs can swells the veins and you can notice small clots forming on the site. And in some time, you will see that the swelling occlude the vein, thus collapsing the veins.
Once the vein collapses, the blood gets re-directed to adjoining blood vessels. However, these blood vessels or veins do not have as much capacity as the collapsed ones have. And as a result, they also swell up. This swelling thus affects the limb. This reduced blood circulation is the reason that minor cuts and even bruises after injections become extremely painful and the healing process becomes tad too slow.
- The primary cause resulting in collapsed veins is chronic trauma following habitual injections.
- Use of blunt needles.
- Injections containing drugs which might cause irritation or inflammation of veins.
- Use of a particular vein for injecting.
- Slow removal of needle once done with injecting.
- Not using the right method for intravenous injections.
- Vascular condition such as varicose veins.
- Excessive suction caused when pulling plunger of syringe.
Symptoms Of Collapsed Veins
Some of the common signs and symptoms of a collapsed vein are as follows:
- Striking pain following tissue damage.
- Discoloration of skin.
- Cold feeling at extremities caused by obstructed blood flow.
Treatment And Remedies For Collapsed Veins
The treatment of collapsed veins depends on the underlying causative factors only. So it is quite important for a person to understand the causing factor first.
If the collapse is just a temporary one, then there isn’t any specific treatment meant for that; just that one shouldn’t inject the same site again and again! And one can see the pain and swelling settling down with time.
But sadly, if the vein collapse is permanent one, then the vein wouldn’t come back to its original form back. New blood vessels will form in place of that. So, it is quite important for a person to take as much rest as possible so that the vessel gets replaced soon.
And in case of vascular disease, the patient needs to keep the leg at an elevation and make use of compression stockings. You should give proper rest to the site.