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enlarged vein in hand

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Compression: You can wear both compression stockings/socks and compression gloves. They may relieve symptoms related to the enlarged veins. Elevating your legs an ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience in Phlebology
Increased flow: Exercising increases blood flow to the muscles. That and increased pressure from straining increases the amount of blood in your veins so they are mor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Normal appearance: When veins are lower than the heart, the hydrostatic pressure in them is increased. When veins art at the same level as the heart or higher, their pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure an ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Ultrasound doppler is the classic test to diagnose dvt. If this gets worse would repeat an ultrasound or see a vascular specialist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Typically not: Unless there are varicose veins on top of ball of toe. Common causes are corns or issues with joints arthritis or poorly fitting shoes.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Reporting the presence of hydrocele around testicles is common from the scrotal US taken for some pain or ache inside scrotum. However, if scrotal con ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience in General Surgery
Short Saphenous vein: This vein would be the most likely one that you would easily see. You would not see any arterial structures in the back of the lower leg.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
17 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Neck vasculature: Depth of vessels depend on anatomy/BMI. Thin individuals will be 1-2 cm below skin, right below the SCM.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pulsation: The vein most likely is touching the radial artery and moves as the artery pulsates. If this pulsation is much more noticeable than the pulsation of t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
It is early: Early in the development of varicose veins, before visible varicose veins actually begin to appear, we will sometimes see saphenous vein insufficiency ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Pain ; discomfort in left testicle will likely settle down. Varicoceles needing surgery are large enough to feel like a "bag of worms" when ur standi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience in Gynecology
See below: You really need to be seen by your primary care physician. If you don't have one call the referral service at your local hospital and they will help y ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
See a doctor today!: Several problems are possible, some of which are very serious. Don't delay - go today.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Abnormal ultrasound: While the radiologist is reporting an abnormality of the vein (on the unaffected side), it seems clear that he doesn't know what it indicates. It just ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Testis size: 16 M from down under: Left testis 3mm smaller than right with swollen veins above it. (No pain) Not a Varicocele. Are the veins normal a puberty? Is t ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolina Sierra
Specializes in Diabetology
Nutcracker phenomena: Pressure to the renal Vien upon being erect causes compression by the varicolcele.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not cause: But the cause of clotting can affect deep and superficial veins. Stasis, trauma, cancer, coagulopathy, obesity.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this co ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can't Help you!: You are way too far ahead of my knowledge and expertise. They say little(health) knowledge is dangerous! so I am unable to help you anymore!
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience in Clinical Psychology
I would suggest: contacting the primary care physician again, and if you are not happy with the service given... you have the right to a second opinion.
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Palmar cyst: This could be a foreign body reaction, an infection or other issue. If it does not resolve or gets worse, it's off to the dermatologist.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not clear: It depends on what the context is. Why was the imaging study ordered? Best to ask the doctor who ordered the study about the significance of the findi ... Read More

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