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My Veins Stick Out
See Vein Specialist: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more
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
My mom's veins are sticking out more than usual and they are aching. What can be wrong? Is this serious?
Vein: Where are the veins located. If on legs - could be varicose vein. See vein specialist or vascular surgeon they may help you with your situation. ...Read more
For what reasons might wellbutrin (bupropion) seem to make my hands shake and my veins in my hands stick out?
I'm a skinny person with thin arms and boney hands, so having visible veins in my arms is nothing new, but after working a lot, the veins in my arms stick out really bad and hurt from overexertion. It takes a day or two for them to go back to normal and f
Normal: You are describing a normal healthy person. If yourveins hurt it could be the muscles being tired. Try raising your arms after completing your exercise or work. The veins will go flat. If this happens then just rest after your exercise and then veins will flatten earlier. ...Read more
Easy question!: For lifting any weight, we stop breathing, we bear down, contract the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm as also during a bm or child birth. Suddenly, the beneficial negative thoracal pressure becomes very high making venous blood flow stop and veins will bulge in the face, head, chest, arms, legs. The higher the lifted weight, the more it is done, the more veins with time will stick out! ...Read more
Visible Neck Veins: Veins in the neck can be enlarged or distended for many reasons. Some reasons benign and some secondary to more ominous problems. Loss of facial fat and thinning of the skin can make veins appear more prominent. Distal obstruction or heart pump failure can make veins appear enlarged or distended. Singers can have enlarged veins due to being pumped up like muscle builders. See your vein physician. ...Read more
Maybe: Veins in the neck can be prominent for many normal or abnormal reasons. You should show your doctor who can put this in context with a physical exam. ...Read more
Why are my veins sometimes very dark so I can see most of them? They don't stick up they justare darker and more eaasily seen
Dark veins: Firstly veins carry deoxygenated blood so they are naturally darker. Secondly if they are closer to the skin like most are and you have light skin they will be more obvious. ...Read more
The vein on the left side of my neck looks large and sticks out more than my right is that something to worry about? I just noticed it now I'm scared
Stop worrying: Unlikely to be of significance. The veins can appear different depending on position of head etc. It would be a rare medical condition that would cause a difference in an otherwise healthy 23 year old female. Stop worrying. ...Read more
Yes: If you are exhaling, that forces blood up into your head, so that's normal. ...Read more
Veins like a tree.: Think of your veins like a tree with a central trunk and branches. The trunk in the superficial system of veins is called the saphenous vein and the branches that come off of this trunk are collateral (side) branches. Varicose veins are bulging grape-like veins and normal veins are usually blue and thin and straight. Veins can get larger and smaller for many reasons. ...Read more
Underneath my tounge the veins are showing alot and on the right side underneath my tounge it hurts and it hurts to stick out my tounge? Help?
Lingual veins: Veins underneath the tongue are normal and the extent varies from individual to individual. Pain however is not normal. See a dentist to evaluate what you see and feel and also when was your last medical checkup? You need regular dental and medical evaluations. Feel better. ...Read more
Any veins near the location of the perforating branch of fibular? Have something about 2-3" in length sticking out in the area
Leg vein: If it is vein, it is probably greater saphenous vein or it's branches. U/S may be necessary to confirm. ...Read more
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more
What happens if I drink a lot of water, will the vein going up my bicep stick out and be visible?
Sometimes: Veins carry most of the blood in your body. If you are dehydrated they will not protrude as much. If you drink a lot of water, your veins will have a better chance of filling up and looking larger. ...Read more
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