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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

Dr. Ted King
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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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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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I'm having a problem. There are some dark blue veins on my breasts.

I'm having a problem. There are some dark blue veins on my breasts.

Get seen by a doctor: You need a doctor to determine if they are new onsent, painful, painless, normal, etc. Clinical breast examination, risks for breast disease, etc. They can be either normal or a sign of a medical condition. You should get seen by a physician. ...Read more

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