A 36-year-old female asked:
i have sudden bulging veins on the tops of both hands, palms of hands as well as forearms/inner elbow. why?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
Position: Normal veins fill and bulge by the action of gravity when placed in a downward position below the level of your heart because they are low pressure, thin walled structures. Try this: raise your hands above your head like you're "raising your hand to answer a question in school" and hold that position for 30 seconds. The veins should collapse and just about disappear. If they do, you're normal.
Phlebology 47 years experience
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 and loss of elasticity. I doubt at age 32 that aging is a factor for you. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that i see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both.
Last updated Sep 22, 2018
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