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Can t find a vein

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
Sleep Medicine 12 years experience
Dehydration: Dear Myra, If you are dehydrated it may be difficult for someone to find a vein. Some people also have very small veins as their anatomy. Please dr... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Your veins run: deep in your arm. They are not superficial. Therefore one must dig to find veins.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Other options: Getting IV access is vital in an acute scenario. At times, antecubrtal areas are not helpful. At these times, the top of the foot, inguial area or su... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Have MD draw blood.: There are many options for drawing blood if it cannot be taken from the routine areas. This occurs periodically with children, with adults with no ve... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
OK: Either they are small or you have increased subcutaneous fat.
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Tongue hurts: My right vein under my toung hurts?? I don't know why. ANS: I don't know either but can do consult so I can see tongue and then answer better. Here fo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Stockings: Bets option is a pair of good compression stockings. See a vascular specialists. There are other options that don't include invasive surgery to treat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fat's in portal vein: The fat particles digested and absorbed from the small intestine are indeed carried by the hepatic portal vein, from the small intestine to the liver,... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Medical options: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system.There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Venous insufficiency: According to cleveland clinic site, "chronic venous insufficiency occurs when valves become damaged, allowing blood to leak backward. Valve damage may... Read More

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