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I need help finding pictures/diagrams of where the veins are located on arm before I get tatoo?

I need help finding pictures/diagrams of where the veins are located on arm before I get tatoo?

Anatomy books: Any anatomy book will provide pictures of the superficial veins, but they vary and yours may not be the same. Place a rubber tourniquet high in your arm, hang your arm down, and squeeze your fist several times, and the superficial veins of concern will become obvious. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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My left arm is hurting it feels like my vein s gonna explose. It started 6 hours ago. No swollen?

My left arm is hurting it feels like my vein s gonna explose. It started 6 hours ago. No swollen?

Needs examination: Arm pain is difficult without an examination. There are a variety of causes - e.g. neck or shoulder problem or referred pain from the chest. Best to see a doctor. See a doctor urgently if the arm is weak or you have chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Veins showing up around arm, and chest?

Veins showing up around arm, and chest?

Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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Bumps in vein in my right arm, what is this?

Bumps in vein in my right arm, what is this?

Veins: Are usually soft and collapsible blood vessels. "bumps" in the veins, if hard means that there is a possibility of clotted blood in the vein. In an arm it can happen if blood was drawn for tests for which the vein had to be penetrated with a needle. This detail was not however mentioned. I believe weight lifters can show some bumpy changes but i would expect that to be bilateral. ...Read more

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Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

Left arm vein is blue and in pain, what should I do?

If you feel: Also that the vein is firm, can't be collapsed you may have a clot in the vein. Did you give blood, was blood taken for a test, was the vein used for IV medications, was trauma involved, was you arm pit examined, was thoracic outlet syndrome excluded, etc. Etc. So many things that only a good md could look for and detect. Before treatment is diagnosis... Se a doctor... ...Read more

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When my arm is in pain the veins bulge up and is all green, why?

When my arm is in pain the veins bulge up and is all green, why?

Muscular strain: When your arm experiences pain the muscles in that arm contract from stress and tension and that can cause the blood vessels in that area to show more prominently. ...Read more

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What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

Need Catheter: If an av fistula fails in dialysis patients, then they require a dialysis catheter until another long term dialysis access can be established. If all arm veins are too small or scarred, then it is possible to place an av graft (synthetic tube to connect the arterial and venous systems). Av grafts are typically made of gore-tex (ptfe). ...Read more

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What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

Other options: Include veins in the other arm or the legs. Also, another kind of dialysis that does not require veins or blood flow is called peritoneal dialysis could be done throught the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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The veins in my left arm are very painful alot of times. Is this serious?

The veins in my left arm are very painful alot of times. Is this serious?

Needs to be checked: If they are painful and distended, it may mean that there is a blockage in the large veins in the upper arm. You need to call your physician today to obtain a checkup promptly to find out the root of the problem ...Read more

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Why do I have veins in my arm that start to bulge only when I lift weights?

Why do I have veins in my arm that start to bulge only when I lift weights?

How Vein are you..: As you begin to lift weights, the muscles begin to engorge with blood to handle the increase of their metabolic needs. This engorgement of the muscles causes them to enlarge or become "pumped up". The enlarged muscle pushes the veins closer to the surface of the skin where they are easily seen. When the muscle deflates after lifting the veins sink deeper in to the skin. ...Read more

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What will happen if my son injected oral lidocaine into his arm inside his vein?

What will happen if my son injected oral lidocaine into his arm inside his vein?

He could die: Depending on the volume and technique, several things can happen.He gets lucky, and nothing happens. He gets infected from the site, with blood poisoning which could be treated. However, this med can modify the heart rhythm and could put his heart into sudden irregular rhythm, resulting in death. ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp pains in my veins ? They are occurring mostly in my left arm .

What could be causing my sharp pains in my veins ? They are occurring mostly in my left arm .

Unlikely veins...: Hi. It's unlikely that the pain is in your veins (that would be quite atypical). More commonly sharp pains are related to nerves. An evaluation with a doctor might help tract down the cause. Would need more info about duration, triggers, associated symptoms, severity, etc... And an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Noticed veins in my upper left arm and really visible by color. Like really blue. Is this normal?

Noticed veins in my upper left arm and really visible by color. Like really blue. Is this normal?

Maybe: If Lou bangs in one arm have been present all your life is probably normal if in both arms probably normal if this is new or any discomfort it it's abnormal you need to see if physician in person to determine this ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son injected oral lidocaine into his arm inside his vein, what will happen?

May kill him: Lidocaine has a direct effect on the heart rhythm system.An intravenious injection could trigger a rhythm disturbance and result in sudden death. ...Read more

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I have a huge blue vein going from center of my chest towerds my arm and going up my neck should I be concerned?

I have a huge blue vein going from center of my chest towerds my arm and going up my neck should I be concerned?

Yes: You have a obstructive problem in upper chest venous system . A thrombosis, enlarged lymph node, tumor, fibrous tissue constriction, congenital malformation, possible. Seen this in Leukemia,polycythemia,hypothyroidim. ...Read more

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I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm ?

I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm ?

Don't understand: I am not sure that I understand what you are describing. However, if you have a medical issue that does not allow for this movement would show it to your parents. They can contact your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have some really important pictures to take in two weeks, does anyone know of any ways to lose weight in my arms?

Have some really important pictures to take in two weeks, does anyone know of any ways to lose weight in my arms?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be arm fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my veins become very visible and green on one arm/chest? There appears to be a bug bite as well.

What does it mean if my veins become very visible and green on one arm/chest? There appears to be a bug bite as well.

Superior vena caval: This should be looked at by a doctor. It suggests that the veins in the upper portion of the body may be obstructed, and that raises the question of why? Go and get seen and evaluated by your pcp. Best wishes. ...Read more

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