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Green veins on arms?

Green veins on arms?

Green veins: Upper extremity veins are usually normal and rarely due to underlying pathology. The color is green or blue and this is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Why do my veins stick out of my arms?

Why do my veins stick out of my arms?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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What are reasons why the veins in my arms are so prominent?

What are reasons why the veins in my arms are so prominent?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for veins to pop out of arms when not exercising?

Would it be unusual for veins to pop out of arms when not exercising?

Sometimes: Some people just have prominent veins. However, it would be best to make sure that there isn't another reason for your prominent veins (e.g. Clot). See a vascular surgeon if you are worried about it and think something more serious may be the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can see veins in your arms and shoulders all the sudden?

What does it mean when you can see veins in your arms and shoulders all the sudden?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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As I get older, I start to see more of my veins through my arms. Is that normal for a 25 yr old female?

As I get older, I start to see more of my veins through my arms. Is that normal for a 25 yr old female?

Yes but not at 25.: As you get older your skin gets thinner and veins and small amounts of bleeding under the skin become more common and visible. I would expect this to occur in your 70's though. I suspect you are just more aware. Look at a picture of yourself from a year ago and see if there is any difference. If you don't have one, take one and look back at it in a year. I suspect no change. ...Read more

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The veins in my arms and on top of my arms are very prominent with veins a blueish green color. I am female and 66. Sold I be concerned?

The veins in my arms and on top of my arms are very prominent with veins a blueish green color. I am female and 66. Sold I be concerned?

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 outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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I have criss cross veins up and down my arms, they come & go. Esp at night. I'm on 3 medications, dark green veins). Dr says I'm good but I don't know?

I have criss cross veins up and down my arms, they come & go. Esp at night. I'm on 3 medications, dark green veins). Dr says I'm good but I don't know?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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Why am I having bumps in veins in arms?

Why am I having bumps in veins in arms?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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My husband has a severe pain in the veins on his arms. What should I do?

My husband has a severe pain in the veins on his arms. What should I do?

See a doctor: It is a bit unusual to have pain in the veins on the arms. This could be due to a thrombosis [blood clot] in the vein. You should have this checked out by a doctor possibly a veins specialist. ...Read more

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I just got out of the shower and can see my veins bright green through my skin in my arms and shoulders?

I just got out of the shower and can see my veins bright green through my skin in my arms and shoulders?

Are You A Human?: Depends on what planet you're from. If you're from Mars, only your skin is green and you are probably small. But if you are from the planet Goomba in the Star System Plavius 7, you do have green blood. Of course, if you are just a plain old human from Earth and you have fair skin, a hot shower will cause your skin veins to dilate and you'd probably see them more easily just after a shower. NanuNanu! ...Read more

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Am 35 years old. I have green veins on my arms and at the back of my thighs. What is causing them. Thanks?

Am 35 years old. I have green veins on my arms and at the back of my thighs. What is causing them. Thanks?

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 amount of body fat. As long as there is no pain, swelling, redness, bruising, new veins...this could all be normal. Age related changes, over time, can cause more prominent looking veins and veracose veins, usually on the legs, can develop. Show a doc to b sure. ...Read more

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I'm a female and my veins have started building in my arms for like a month. But in the cold they go away, why?

I'm a female and my veins have started building in my arms for like a month. But in the cold they go away, why?

Vasoconstriction: Veins constrict or shrink due to spasm or contraction of muscle in the vein wall. Temperature, hormonal or nervous alterations can affect this process. Since they swell in warm conditions and shrink in the cold, obstruction is not likely. Postional changes also influence this, noted when raising the arm or lowering. ...Read more

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When my arms hang down to my sides I feel like the veins get bigger and I can feel more pressure is this normal?

When my arms hang down to my sides I feel like the veins get bigger and I can feel more pressure is this normal?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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I have very superficial veins on my arms. They are visible at all times & appear green. I would like to know, what should I do to remove them?

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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Can spider veins occur on arms?

Can spider veins occur on arms?

Theoretically yes!: I hope you are talking about thread like veins. I said theoretically as in 30 years of od vein practice I have not seen them on the arms. Legs, face, upper chest yes. Arms not yet. Go see a vein specialist who can treat them too. ...Read more

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Why do I see blue veins on my chest and arms?

Why do I see blue veins on my chest and arms?

Blue veins: I agree with dr. Killian the blue appearance of your veins is probably entirely normal. It isn't the color of the blood that makes them blue (all blood is red all the time), it is the location of the vein in relation to your skin that make them blue. Veins that are closer to the surface of the skin are redder. Veins that are just below the surface of the skin are bluer. ...Read more

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Why do the veins in my arms start to burn and get real blue?

Why do the veins in my arms start to burn and get real blue?

Phlebitis: Start with a Hx and an Exam by a PCP, maybe a venous US. RU on Estrogen? Is the problem one sided? Any weakness and numbness in the affected limb? RU a smoker? RU Short of Breath?
Diff Diagnosis:
1. Superficial Phlebitis
2. Superior Vena Cava obstruction due to? Lung lesion
3. Deep Vein Thrombosis ...Read more

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The phlebitis in my arms and vein now turned yellow and blue. Is this normal?

Likely some bruising: Why was there phlebitis?
Iv site?
Like black eye the bruising will change color as the blood is absorbed. ...Read more

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Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Genes: Great genetic variation in how big our veins are. I have huge veins in my arms and hands! Count yourself lucky, in case you one day need an IV ...Read more

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Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Infiltrated IV: Yes, this can happen. If an IV becomes dislodged from a vein and fluid runs in, it builds up in the tissue and causes the swelling. As long as it is just IV fluid, it typically is not a problem. Many medications however if they are injected into the subcutaneous space can cause skin problems. ...Read more

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I'm having way more SVT 'attacks'bout 8 a day and one or two at night. With sometimes a pain in my right arms ballistic vein just below elbow.

Question?: Not sure what you are asking.
With such frequent symptoms, you should probably consider an ep study where they could attempt to ablate the accessory pathway and cure the problem. Otherwise, more aggressive medical therapy could probably get better control. ...Read more

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My veins in my arms/shoulders/chest are much more visibly blue than normal. Just got home from the gym ~1 hour ago. Any reason to be concerned?

My veins in my arms/shoulders/chest are much more visibly blue than normal. Just got home from the gym ~1 hour ago. Any reason to be concerned?

R/O. LIVEDO: Dilated blood vessels in the upper chest after a strenuous work out usually dissipate after 1-3hrs. If they persist and at only on one side, I would seek prompt evaluation. People with an underlying clotting disorder or an autoimmune problem can develop a condition called LIVEDO Reticularis. So monitor your symptoms if they persist Or worsen seek a prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been noticing dark green veins on my chest and arms I can actually ser them get darker it's been going on for about a week or two what u think?

Since I can't see: You, I think it is best you see your doctor for proper evaluation I don't know why the first thing that came to mind was superior vena cava syndrome, that is the big vessel that returns blood to the heart is obstructed. Also you are now 43, and I don't know your history or family history, liver problem has to be considered or event the breast. You need a good exam and work up. ...Read more