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what causes green veins in my arms

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Phlebitis: You may have developed a bruise at the blood draw site, or even a minor infection/inflammation like phlebitis. If it worsens, see the Dr.

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely.: If that hand and forearm are swollen, it could be a rare vein injury. But it is very unlikely. Also, plants have green blood , ours is red but can ap ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outsid ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily : But if symptoms of pain or swelling occur then evaluation will be indicated
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Numerous: Several things could be causing it. If you are thin that could cause veins to be more prominent. If you have valvular insufficiency that could also ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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See a doctor: Hi. That is odd. Both arms, right? Is there any swelling in your arms and face? Are you a smoker? Without a history and physical exam, I can't say, bu ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience Phlebology
Appearance: They may appear green or blue through your skin color. It is normal even though our blood in our veins is red.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Prominent veins: The status or appearance of blood veins on the arms is greatly variable. Many times a person will have the color change during a day depending upon th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Could be normal.: Does it look like either of your parents or siblings?Normal veins can be prominent and have this color,depending on your skin tone,muscularity,and amo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: They belong there. Their appearance is an indicator of hydration status. You will be thankful for their visibility if you ever get an IV or give blood ... Read More
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