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What does puffy veins on hands mean

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Usually nothing : Usually this is normal but could be old blockage in the veins
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 30 years experience
Normal: Many people are thin, without much body fat, lean and with age our normal hand veins dilate. They can be treated or closed with sclero therapy , usual... Read More
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
It is normal: I agree with dr morrison thin people without much body fat hand veins show more & also as we age our normal hand veins show more as skin thins. They d... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Probably normal: They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned and thin individuals. However the veins on the back of the hands tend to become more prominent as we a... Read More
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Normal.: Hand veins can become prominent for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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This is : Normal to have and to see them. If this however something recent, visible only on one side and not both sides go have a doctor examine you especia... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Salamat Majeed
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not Necessarily: Not necessarily. It could be hiding under fat.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hand veins: Tortuous veins on the back of the hand usually indicate nothing serious. One way to tell if the veins are pathologic is to raise your arm above the le... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Likely normal: For most people, bulging hand veins are normal and a cosmetic issue, and the veins in their arms and hands are functioning normally. If they are not h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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To link : Both your complaints, swelling&protruding veins i can think of only one single condition: pressure on the root of draining veins. Since ur speaking in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Fischer
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Possible phlebitis: You may be experiencing a condition called phlebitis - or an inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis can be caused by a thrombus ( blood clot), trauma (nee... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bluish palms: Bluish and prominent veins at the levels of your forearm, wrist and Palm are not abnormal unless they don't recede when you elevate your arm above the... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Thoracic Surgery 52 years experience
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

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