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Any reasons why my veins stand out and get bigger when i work out?

Any reasons why my veins stand out and get bigger when i work out?

Pumping Up.: As the muscles become "pumped up" from blood engorgement during exercise. As this happens, the veins are pushed closer to the surface of the skin. This, along with increased venous return gives the bulging vein appearance. ...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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How to know if you popped a vein?

How to know if you popped a vein?

Swelling bruise: A 'popped vein' may mean that the vein 'leaked'. Veins are tubes containing blood -so they don't pop like a balloon. However, if a vein is injured -usually a direct impact or injury - the vein can 'suddenly' leak. In that case, you would experience a rapidly developing bruise with swelling and sometimes pain. A normal vein clots quickly, so the leak will stop limiting the swelling. ...Read more

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Can an IV cause vein damage?

IV vein damage.: Iv's can cause vein damage either by the iv itself injuring the vein or by the solution passed through the IV which can irritate the vein causing it to clot or become inflammed. ...Read more

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Can IV have caused vein damage?

Can IV have caused vein damage?

IV vein damage: In order for an IV to enter a vein it has to damage the vein(every time it's placed). Luckily our veins are pretty hardy and they usually recover and heal these injuries. Sometimes we are not so lucky and they clot where they were punctured or rarely even become infected. Compared to the number of IVs placed the percent of complications is pretty low. ...Read more

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Can your body create new veins?

Can your body create new veins?

Yes.: Our bodies have the ability to create new veins and it does it all the time. In fact, people with spider and varicose veins often complain about new vein formation if veins recur following sclerotherapy or varicose vein treatment. Even people who develop clots in veins frequently have new veins grow around the clots. ...Read more

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My veins hurt after working out?

Swollen muscles: When you workout your muscle your muscles swell a bit and accumulate Lactic Acid . The superficial veins on top of your muscles are drained / drain into deep veins through these muscles. They superficial veins just dont drain quite as well, and tend to accumulate the Lactic Acid which can cause soreness. You might try compression sleeves to see if that helps. ...Read more

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What is portal vein obstruction.

What is portal vein obstruction.

Portal vein: Is the vein that collects the blood reach in absorbed fatty particles, protein particles and sugars form the entire gut and will bring all these to the liver that will process them. Obstruction means that the the flow in this vein is "obstructed" it depends however where is the location: b4 the liver, in the liver or above the liver. Hope a gstroenterologist is overlooking this case... ...Read more

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What causes pain in your veins ?

What causes pain in your veins 
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Veins: First of all which veins, second of all are you sure it is your veins? ...Read more

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How is vein ( jugular ) examined ?

How is vein ( jugular ) examined ?

Several ways: On physical exam the examiner can observe the pulsations in the neck. This requires some skill and not all physicians are experienced in this. A Doppler test can evaluate the flow in the internal jugular veins. Computed tomography can also evaluate the venous flow when contrast is injected. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more