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Occasional Bulging Veins
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 as 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
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
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 a f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Depends: Big or Prominently visible veins can be a sign of having low body fat or being physically fit. There are no problems with that type of" bulging "veins. Enlarged Ropey veins on the legs are called varicose veins and they do have some health consequences. Varicose veins do not circulate blood properly, can cause symptoms and increased the risk for bleeding , blood clots and leg ulcers. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers