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Doctor insights on: Bulging Arm Veins

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak : Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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Why do my arm veins hurt when i cough?

Why do my arm veins hurt when i cough?

Difficult : To put two together as normal vein do not hurt let along during coughing? Second I do not know whether your anatomic description of "vein is identical what we physicians think veins are. When we are not able to examine the complaining person, sometimes we can't properly answer the question. Please check with your physician. That's the best advise i can give. ...Read more

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Suddenly my chest and arm veins are very visible?

Suddenly my chest and arm veins are very visible?

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 just noticed my chest and arm veins are very visible but no pain?

I just noticed my chest and arm veins are very visible but no pain?

SEE PCP ASAP: Prominent veins in arms and chest are a very serious concern.Should be checked for blockage of veins draining blood from these areas of body like blood clots or some mass pressing on large veins in the chest. ...Read more

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Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

If you feel: Also that the vein is firm, can't be collapsed you may have a clot in the vein. Did you give blood, was blood taken for a test, was the vein used for IV medications, was trauma involved, was you arm pit examined, was thoracic outlet syndrome excluded, etc. Etc. So many things that only a good md could look for and detect. Before treatment is diagnosis... Se a doctor... ...Read more

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Can women have dilated arm veins?

Can women have dilated arm veins?

Yes.: 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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Hey i have small painless bumbs in my under arm veins When its cold they show more what can this be Im 21?

Depends: This could be so many things. It sounds harmless and could be a lymph node or calcified nodule. If its larger than a pea, immobile, red or painful you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do abscesses occur months after the stopping of IV usage in arm veins? Re-occurring abscesses in arm veins

Why do abscesses occur months after the stopping of IV usage in arm veins? Re-occurring abscesses in arm veins

Abscesses : Abscesses are the result of chronic bacterial infections in the dermis that rupture through the skin to release their infected contents (pus). They are more frequently acquired in patients who have immune deficiencies such as hiv/aids, diabetes, cancers, other coexistent inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, are malnourishment. They can be acquired from minor trauma to the skin such as squeezing a pimple, a retained splinter, or repeated body piercing , skin popping drugs and even from a clean hospital acquired iv. One of the most notorious offenders is methicillin resistant staph aureus mrsa. As the name applies this bacteria is resistant to most standard antibiotics and tends to colonize your skin, nasal cavity, groin and axilla. If you have had to have multiple sessions of IV administered therapies it is likely you may be suffering from a chronic debilitating disease and you have been exposed to hospital or clinic environments where MRSA is frequently found. You need to check with your physician about this specific problem and avoid any unsafe practices. ...Read more

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