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what does bulging veins mean

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience 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
Dr. Albert Malvehy
21 years experience Phlebology
loss of fat: Subcutaneous fat naturally atrophies over time. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a baby and a 90 year old man. These make veins which a ... Read More
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
52 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bulging veins in left hand.: Seems that you have venous drainage obstruction. Any history of injury?, unusual position for long time, such as with computers, etc. You need a Dr. ... Read More
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
41 years experience Cardiology
No: Prominent hand veins is normal . If one holds their hands below the level of their heart, the veins will fill. If one raises their hands above the lev ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
No: There can be many causes for this. This could simply be due to the way your veins dilated over your lifetime. It may not signify any type of problem.
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Dr. Ted King
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No: Some people just have bigger veins than others but the most common reason for a change in the prominence of hand veins is the loss of subcutaneous tis ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Compresion: Compression stockings are the most effective way to help bulging veins. Well fitting graduated compression not only helps the symptoms but also tempo ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Concerned: I would be worried about a bloodclot on the affected side. If both sides affected then look for pelvic problem. Not normal for large bulging veins in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Enlarged: Bulging veins are enlarged . This occurs often through exercise or exertion. Or in disease states when they become dilated due to insufficiency or bac ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
It Depends: Big or Prominently visible veins can be a sign of having low body fat or being physically fit. There are no problems with that type of" bulging "veins ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Hemorrhoids? : I wonder if you are asking about hemorrhoids which are most often caused by straining to pass stool. Avoiding constipation and over excessive strainin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Usually: Born that way. Quite frequent presentation. Certainly, body builders, weight lifters can develop veins on the forehead, i suppose. Maybe a trumpetis ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Removal: If they are really big. Mostly these are small and do not require any treatment. Please see a vascular specialist.

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