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I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this could be due to a variety of reasons, including blood clots, thoracic outlet syndrome - to name two. ...Read more

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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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Is it serious if I have blue veins on the palms of my hands?

Is it serious if I have blue veins on the palms of my hands?

Normal finding: Veins appearing on the top of the hand or on the palms of the hands are common findings and are not anything serious. Veins can enlarge and decrease for many reasons including level of hydration, temperature, exercise and genetics. ...Read more

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Why do I have so many popping blue veins on my hands?

Why do I have so many popping blue veins on my hands?

loss of fat: Over the years, the subcutaneous fat in our body naturally atrophies. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a chubby baby and a 90 year old man. This is also true in the hands. Some physicians can perform sclerotherapy or ablation of hand veins to make them more noticeable - make sure to go to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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I have notice blue veins in my neck right hand side is this normal?

I have notice blue veins in my neck right hand side is this normal?

Yes: Our veins carry blood that has had most of the oxygen removed from it -- that's why it looks blue. We often will notice something about our body that we haven't before -- that is normal. The best way to know if it is OK, is to see your doctor. If you're not worried, and no one else has noted, take a "selfie" of your neck, so you can watch for any change. If there is something, see your Dr. ...Read more

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My wife had an IV in her arm and it was removed 3 days ago and now her arm hurts and the back side of her hand has blue veins. Is this normal?

My wife had an IV in her arm and it was removed 3 days ago and now her arm hurts and the back side of her hand has blue veins. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: An IV that has been out for three days shouldn't hurt or be uncomfortable anymore. The presence of distended or darker veins is concerning for a blood clot. If our wife is still in the hospital she should show it to a nurse or her doctor. If she is home she should call her doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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I'm having blue veins on my breasts, hands , feet , arm and even my tights,been ttc for couple months . Had this symptoms with my son ??? Is it a sign

I'm having blue veins on my breasts, hands , feet , arm and even my tights,been ttc for couple months . Had this symptoms with my son ??? Is it a sign

It is not : It is not a diagnostic indicator of pregnancy. But many women do have enlarged, blue veins on breasts as breasts become larger with pregnancy. If you have missed your period -would go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Why are the 'blue' veins in my arms/hands/chest suddenly much more visible? Heart checked last year, and blood test just two weeks ago, all clear.

Why are the 'blue' veins in my arms/hands/chest suddenly much more visible? Heart checked last year, and blood test just two weeks ago, all clear.

Positional: When you place your arms and legs lower than your heart, they fill and become prominent. When they're above your heart, they collapse and appears as "streaks." Also, when you're well tanned, they're less visible. AS your tan fades, you see them better. Darker veins are NOT a sign of disease! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bulging blue veins in my fingers. They don't hurt they just feel swollen?

What could be the cause of bulging blue veins in my fingers. They don't hurt they just feel swollen?

Blue vein: Varicocele (dilated tortuous blood vessel), could be due to some pressure or minor trauma on the finger. It is benign condition. It may go away or can be excised. Usually varicocele appears on the leg due to prolonged standing or other reason. ...Read more

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What would veins in the stomach look like in cirrhosis? Mine are not bulging but you can see the blue veins. I was told 2 yes ago I had fatty liver

What would veins in the stomach look like in cirrhosis? Mine are not bulging but you can see the blue veins. I was told 2 yes ago I had fatty liver

It's complicated: generally you wouldn't see the veins so there is blood backing up from the liver. Fatty liver occurs commonly and does not necessarily mean anything. Most commonly it is connected to intake of things that become fat (including alcohol). Veins become increasingly bulging. ...Read more

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I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

Vein valve: The vein has valve to direct blood flow one direction, where engorging may happen, as the blood pooling which direction of blood went opposite, different direction. It may be temporary or may contain blood clot. The superficial vein clots may not make emboli but painful bulging. It usually subside without specific tratment. ...Read more