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My left hand (back side) has pulling discomfort for the past 10-15 days.consulted doc, says maybe stress or hormonal. Bulging veins occasionally?

My left hand (back side) has pulling discomfort for the past 10-15 days.consulted doc, says maybe stress or hormonal.
Bulging veins occasionally?

Pain aling the left: Pain and numbness in the left hand, and usually felt in the entire arm and shoulder than well, could be the result of a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Shortness of breath, pain into the throat, deep pain or pressure sensation underneath the breastbone, accompanied by pain in the hand and arm should be determined by a physician if the heart is the cause. ...Read more

Bulging Veins (Definition)

That are located under the dermis and protrude out further ...Read more


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I have "abnormally" large veins. Occasionally, my veins bulge. Is there any medical reason to explain my increased vein size?

I have "abnormally" large veins. Occasionally, my veins bulge. Is there any medical reason to explain my increased vein size?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat bulging veins naturally?

What are ways to treat bulging veins naturally?

None that works.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, witch hazel and certain kinds of berries but none of these work. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for an f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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Causes of large bulging veins in 12 y/o male kid?

Causes of large bulging veins in 12 y/o male kid?

Concerned: I would be worried about a bloodclot on the affected side. If both sides affected then look for pelvic problem. Not normal for large bulging veins in 12 yo. Have evaluation by specialist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bulging veins?

What is the definition or description of: bulging veins?

Veins : That are located under the dermis and protrude out further than the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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I hv big bulging veins, but I work out alot is that good or bad to hv bulging veins?

I hv big bulging veins, but I work out alot is that good or bad to hv bulging veins?

Bulging veins: Bulging veins can occur from working out for several reasons: the intraabdominal pressure is increased and the veins will dilate and more blood is flowing so the veins will also enlarge. This is normal and is nothing bad. If however, you have bulging varicose veins of the legs then this is abnormal and is due to malfunctioning valves of the saphanbous vein, . ...Read more

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What is the reason for bulging veins in the booty?

What is the reason for bulging veins in the booty?

Buttock veins.: Buttock veins are not the routine for location of varicose veins and when they occur, sources for them such as the saphenous vein, branches of the saphenous vein or even reflux from pelvic and ovarian veins need to be considered. A venous duplex ultrasound of the leg veins may help and, sometimes, a CT scan of the pelvis may be necessary. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent bulging veins when lifting?

What are ways to prevent bulging veins when lifting?

Lighten the load: Veins naturally distend when you strenuously exert yourself. If you lift lighter weights perhaps with more repetition this may be prevented. ...Read more

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What can I do for bulging veins on right side of forhead?

What can I do for bulging veins on right side of forhead?

Multiple options: I don't think that there is a single best way but there are mutiple options including sclerotherapy, ipl, laser, veinwave, veingogh and micro needle radio frequency. The size of the veins and the training and experience of the treating physician usually influence what treatment is recommended. My usual treatment is sclerotherapy or laser for very small veins. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Why do some people have bulging veins in their foreheads?

Why do some people have bulging veins in their foreheads?

Usually: Born that way. Quite frequent presentation.
Certainly, body builders, weight lifters can develop veins on the forehead, I suppose. Maybe a trumpetist as well... ...Read more

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I think it's attractive because it's masculine but why do males have bulging veins?

I think it's attractive because it's masculine but why do males have bulging veins?

Prob Not Varicose: The bulging veins you speak of are probably dilated superficial veins — not varicose veins. They are usually seen on the arms, but can be seen on the legs as well. Varicose veins are a different entity. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bulging veins that are very sensitive. I don't know where this came from I'm a gymnast and it's hurting badly. ?

I am experiencing bulging veins that are very sensitive. I don't know where this came from I'm a gymnast and it's hurting badly.
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Veins: Are these on your legs? You are young to have varicose veins, but they surely can be painful. Especially during the menstrual cycle for many women. These can be treated with either laser or "stripping". Compression stockings help quite a bit with symptoms and to prevent worsening of them. Also, avoid standing for long periods, and try not to sit with legs crossed. ...Read more

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Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Yes: Prominent penile veins are commonly seen, and the warmth of the environment they occupy makes the veins more obvious. ...Read more

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Unslightly bulging veins on hands-what's the cause?

Probably normal: Usually, these are just normal veins. If they shrink when the hand is raised, don't hurt, & are soft, there is most likely no problem. If there is swelling of the arm, pain, redness, or the veins are firm, further evaluation should be done for clot or infection. They can be treated with sclerotherapy to improve appearance if desired. ...Read more

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How to avoid bulging veins due to weightlifting?

How to avoid bulging veins due to weightlifting?

Change in pressures.: The veins in 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. Straining (when angry, exercising or lifting weights) can increase the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the veins. No straining will result in no veins bulging. ...Read more

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What can I do with bulging veins on my calves?

What can I do with bulging veins on my calves?

Maybe nothing: Often, bulging veins in your calves are completely normal, especially if you are slender and exercise frequently. On the other hand, bulging veins can be a sign that you have underlying vein trouble that you can't see, even if your veins don't hurt. An ultrasound evaluation of your veins will tell you what is going on. I would see a vein specialist for a check up and treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis painful bulging veins, what to do?

Cardiovascular.: See a cardiovascular surgeon, who specializes in varicose veins, for the proper treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Do you know any way I can get rid of bulging veins naturally?

Do you know any way I can get rid of bulging veins naturally?

None that works.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, witch hazel and certain kinds of berries but none of these work. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for an f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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Bulging veins on top of hands cause?

Bulging veins on top of hands cause?

Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity and volume. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more

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What do bulging veins in the wrist mean?

What do bulging veins in the wrist mean?

loss of fat: Subcutaneous fat naturally atrophies over time. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a baby and a 90-year-old man. These make veins which are normally occurring in the hand more visible. These can be removed, for cosmetic reasons, by a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins on the right leg?

What causes bulging veins on the right leg?

Refluxing veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves(called reflux) most commonly in the saphenous system. To treat these you must first undergo a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. Medical management would be the use of support hose but this is only masking the problem. Laser closure of the leaking valves and micro incisions to remove the vv's is the ideal. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

NO: All "bulging veins" are not varicose veins. Some bulgy veins are functioning normally. Common examples of such normal veins include prominent veins on the front of the shin-bone or enlarged bulging veins on thin athletes or bodybuilders. In order for a vein to be classified as varicose, it must be not only dilated but also have diseased faulty broken valves within it that is causing blood to pool ...Read more

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Bulging veins on forehead symptoms of aneurysm?

Bulging veins on forehead symptoms of aneurysm?

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 can increase the pressure the size of the forehead veins. This is not a sign of aneurysm. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes bulging veins in your feet and hands?

Please tell me what causes bulging veins in your feet and hands?

Veins: Unfortunately, a bit more history is needed. See your family doc or vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I have bulging veins on the right side of my forehead?

Genetics probably: Some people are genetically disposed to have visible veins on the side of their forehead. These veins are blue and don't pulsate. See a doctor if you have bulging vessels on the side of your head that are not veins. ...Read more

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I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

Possible causes:: Increased fluid intake, increased body temperature, new medications, increased exercise. ...Read more

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I have purple bulging veins in my thighs ftint and back of legs?

I have purple bulging veins in my thighs ftint and back of legs?

Veins: This requires evaluation to determine the source Is there a valvular dysfunction?
If so thermal ablation, if not then sclerotherapy would be appropriate ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins in the thigh that leaves red bruises?

What causes bulging veins in the thigh that leaves red bruises?

Varicose veins: This is usually due to varicose veins. The veins are thinned out and sometimes you get spider veins. Also, over time the skinn is thinned out. That makes you more prone to bruising, especially if you are using Aspirin. Keep the legs elevated and wear ted hose stockings. If problem persists see your doctor to do a venous ultrasound to check for venous reflux and treat accordingly. ...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 I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Genes: Great genetic variation in how big our veins are. I have huge veins in my arms and hands! Count yourself lucky, in case you one day need an IV ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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