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The veins in my hands, arms and feet are becoming darker and protruding more. Chest x-ray/blood work/endoscopy were normal. Should I be concerned?

The veins in my hands, arms and feet are becoming darker and protruding more. Chest x-ray/blood work/endoscopy were normal. Should I be concerned?

No: Prominent veins are not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have a protruding vein on the palm of my hand about 2cm from my wrist which just appeared and is painful,?

I have a protruding vein on the palm of my hand about 2cm from my wrist which just appeared and is painful,?

Phlebitis?: It is hard to say for sure, but this could be superficial phlebitis. This is an inflamed vein that closes. There are several other possibilities. I would check with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 28. I'm healthy and active. But I do have syncope. My question is in past year&recently im losing circulation in hands &feet. Now im blowing veins?

I'm 28. I'm healthy and active. But I do have syncope. My question is in past year&recently im losing circulation in hands &feet. Now im blowing veins?

Blowing veins?: Syncope should be evaluated, since there are multiple medical causes. Veins can "collapse" due to low BP, however, cardiac and neurological exams are mandatory. ...Read more

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Hello sir I have lot of veins on my feet blue green and even visible clearly but not painful at all I want to know why I have lot of veins and same on my hands?

Hello sir I have lot of veins on my feet blue green and even visible clearly but not painful at all I want to know why I have lot of veins and same on my hands?

You're so Vein..: Genetics determines the number of veins you own. The appearance of these veins can change due to various circumstances. Aging, the thickness of skin, muscular development, weakened valves in the veins and even frequencies of the light spectrum can have an effect on the appearance of your veins. ...Read more

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Can there be some way to relieve enlarged veins in the hands and feet?

Can there be some way to relieve enlarged veins in the hands and feet?

Compression: You can wear both compression stockings/socks and compression gloves. They may relieve symptoms related to the enlarged veins. Elevating your legs and decreasing salt intake may help as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your veins are protruding in your hands and you feel swelling in your hands?

What does it mean when your veins are protruding in your hands and you feel swelling in your hands?

To link: Both your complaints, swelling&protruding veins I can think of only one single condition: pressure on the root of draining veins. Since ur speaking in plural (veins and hands) this basically is an anatomic impossibility as your face should be swollen and blue too. If just one hand, I would check ur rm pit or look for a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. C ur dr. ...Read more

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I have buldging hard veins in the tops of my hands and top/bottom of my feet made worse by physical activity (eg biking) and also worse at night?

I have buldging hard veins in the tops of my hands and top/bottom of my feet made worse by physical activity (eg biking) and also worse at night?

Hard to say: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
Veins get bigger with more use. They can scar if they are injured, but thin athletic people who use their limbs typically have veins that are big and stand out without anything being wrong. ...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 are my veins more blue and visible recently in my feet and hands and breasts over last two weeks?

Why are my veins more blue and visible recently in my feet and hands and breasts over last two weeks?

Many possiblities: There are many possibilities why vein may be more visible. Standing on feet for a longer amount of time for several days, increased hydration, but one common cause is pregnancy. You might consider getting tested. ...Read more

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Why do the back of my hand and top of my feet hurt.? My veins also seems to be a little bit puffy in those areas

Why do the back of my hand and top of my feet hurt.? My veins also seems to be a little bit puffy in those areas

Hands that hurt: There are many possible reasons why your hand hurt particularly if you have had trauma in the area. If it is red or a rash then it could be hand dermatitis, psoriasi or eczema. You should see a different specialist depending on the history. ...Read more

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Since about 3 months all my veins have started to get thicker and bigger all over my body. First on my fingers then the back of my hands/feet. Reason?

Monitor: Veins are blood vessels that return bloof to your heart. Size can vary due to position temperature, activity, etc. If you are not having pain, heat, redness or swelling I suggest monitoring; howver if this is making you very anxious- get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in the right side of neck on and off, sometimes the vein will pop out, im all so being treated for numbing in feet and hands, what could cause this?

R neck / parathesia: Is the numbness only on the right side or both sides? Would get a carotid doppler on the neck, check for diabetes, TSH/ T4, B12, magnesium, lyme if you had a toxic exposure lead/ arsenic test. Consider MRI of head and neck if all else is negative. The neck pain could be cervical, vein popping due to increase in pressure (like when we raise our voices) f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Hi doctor, have buldging veins in my hands n feet, not painful but look ugly. Ist normal?? Yes am slender but it has not been like that before. Am 2

Hi doctor, have buldging veins in my hands n feet, not painful but look ugly. Ist normal?? Yes am slender but it has not been like that before. Am 2

Most likely normal: If the veins are not painful, non tender and deflate when you elevate above the level of your heart, they are more of a cosmetic issue than a medical one. If any of the above mentioned things are true, then you should have a medical provider examine these veins for clot or phlebitis (inflammation). Best of luck!
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Why is my RT hand & foot colder than my LT? My RT hand turns purple, I experience n/t in my RT hand & foot. I have vericose veins in my RT leg.

Why is my RT hand & foot colder than my LT? My RT hand turns purple, I experience n/t in my RT hand & foot. I have vericose veins in my RT leg.

See doctor: You might gave what is called Raynould phenomena, when the sympathetic system go over drive as respond to temperature, stress, weather, ETC. ... You need to see your doctor to be tested for that. Your varicose vein will not do that ...Read more

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Is there ant type of drinks or vitamins that can help diminish the bulking veins on my hands & feet?

Is there ant type of drinks or vitamins that can help diminish the bulking veins on my hands & feet?

Probably not: I'm not certain what you are referring to by "bulking veins".
Never the less, I'm not aware of a supplement or vitamin the can reduce the prominence of veins in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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Checked it two times my BP is 142/100 and my foot and hand veins look swollen is that normal? Do I need meds?

Checked it two times my BP is 142/100 and my foot and hand veins look swollen is that normal? Do I need meds?

Treat hypertension: Continue to keep a diary of your blood pressure. You have hypertension and it should be treated with medication. Take diary to your regular doc, who will start you on meds. Hypertension also accelerated artery disease, so treatment helps both. A baby aspirin daily will help. Untreated your risk for heart attack and stroke go up. Take family with you and be well. ...Read more

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Lots of veins on translucent skin on chest and breasts and some varocise veins on hands and feet. Anything to worry about?

Lots of veins on translucent skin on chest and breasts and some varocise veins on hands and feet. Anything to worry about?

Need to examine: If there has been no change in the appearance recently, it is not a likely cause for concern. If there has been recant change, it would be prudent to consult your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hands and veins very swollen and painful. My hands and feet often swell (due to stimulants?) but this is extreme. Veins on hands bulge more than feet

Hands and veins very swollen and painful. My hands and feet often swell (due to stimulants?) but this is extreme. Veins on hands bulge more than feet

Discuss w/ provider: The provider who prescribed the stimulants needs to know about this symptom and consider if it is a side effect or something else. In any case, that can lead to a corrective plan. Perhaps alternatives to long term stimulants can be found - they play rough w/ bodies over time. Call ASAP and best wishes for resolving this. ...Read more

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All of my veins in my feet and hands are suddenly popping out and pulsing I can feel it and see it. I am 53 yo female and got a perfect health report.

All of my veins in my feet and hands are suddenly popping out and pulsing I can feel it and see it. I am 53 yo female and got a perfect health report.

May be serious: I see this question submitted twice. I'm guessing you are very concerned. If you are having any shortness of breath or chest pressure, or jaw ache, I would take an aspirin and call an ambulance now. Feeling a bounding pulse can mean heart palpitations. If you are completely comfortable then it may not be important. Women' heart attack symptoms are sometimes unrecognized. Be cautious. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

Please see your Dr!: Your symptoms may be due to several different disorders or, less likely, one disorder.Fluid retention in the lower extremities is extremely common in premenopausal women and is called idiopathic edema. The exact cause is unknown and the edema can be made worse by diuretics. Less likely but possible are more serious conditions: congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disorders. See your physician! ...Read more

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I have very large veins on top of my feet and hands. What will happen if it's ever cut? Those on my feet can be traced up to my ankle bone

I have very large veins on top of my feet and hands. What will happen if it's ever cut? Those on my feet can be traced up to my ankle bone

Apply firm pressure: To the cut and elevate the extremity. Veins will generally contract and clot quickly with this technique, but any major cut needs evaluation. A cut artery is under significant pressure and is harder to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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April thru october veins have become much more noticeable in arms/hands/feet. There are more every day. 24 y.O woman. Bcp changes/withdrawal related?

April thru october veins have become much more noticeable in arms/hands/feet. There are more every day. 24 y.O woman. Bcp changes/withdrawal related?

Not pathologic: The warm summer months results in vasodilation (relax) of veins allowing for release of heat from the body, hence making the veins "appear" more prominent. Exercise program contributes to this, but not bcp. Recent pregnancy is another risk factor. Prominent veins are generally not a bad sign, especially when present throughout the body parts. ...Read more

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I used bleaching cream, I stoped, now, my veins are visible in my hands and feet and my skin is darker and uneven. How to go back to my natural tone.

I used bleaching cream, I stoped, now, my veins are visible in my hands and feet and my skin is darker and uneven. How to go back to my natural tone.

Give it time: Please do not use that stuff any more. It'll only disfigure you. Embrace whatever color skin Mother Nature gave you, and if you want to avoid tanning, use a good sunscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having blue veins on my breasts, hands, feet, arm and even my tights, been ttc for couple months. Had this symptoms with my son??? Is it a sign

I'm having blue veins on my breasts, hands, feet, arm and even my tights, been ttc for couple months. Had this symptoms with my son??? Is it a sign

It is not: It is not a diagnostic indicator of pregnancy. But many women do have enlarged, blue veins on breasts as breasts become larger with pregnancy. If you have missed your period -would go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Recently I see several soft, painless bumps (bulb like) in veins on my fore arm and palm of both hands. I did see it on my foot since 4-5 months. Help

Recently I see several soft, painless bumps (bulb like) in veins on my fore arm and palm of both hands. I did see it on my foot since 4-5 months. Help

No clue: I wish I could see a good picture of the fore arm and hands. See if elevating the arm makes the "bumps" go away. If it bothers you see ur family doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my veins in my hands and feet always swell whenever I am cleaning, walking, doing anything that involves movement. Feet go red, n I get a headache?

Why do my veins in my hands and feet always swell whenever I am cleaning, walking, doing anything that involves movement. Feet go red, n I get a headache?

Exercise: Exertion induces increased blood flow to the area involved and this in turn leads to increase in the volume of blood returning to the heart/lung through your veins thus accounting for the swelling. I have no idea why your legs get red but the posture you assume during exertion may be a cause for your headache. Try to keep you neck position as erect as possible and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Sweating after doing small tasks, veins swell in hands and feet during activitiedaily living. Have phlegm cough feel unwell abt month. Now tooth broke?

Sweating after doing small tasks, veins swell in hands and feet during activitiedaily living. Have phlegm cough feel unwell abt month. Now tooth broke?

Exam needed: Abnormal sweating with rather mild activities can be seen with hyperthyroidism or other hormonal imbalances. Swelling of hands and feet raises the question of fluid retention which is often caused by certain hormonal actions. The cough, productive of phlegm, may or may not require a course of antibiotics. See your physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests can be ordered. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Yes: Skinny people have less subcutaneous fat which makes veins more visible. Men tend to have bigger more noticeable veins and physically active people have larger veins to handle the volume of blood required to oxygenate active peripheral muscle in the body. So active men have bigger veins generally than inactive men and most women and in skinny people veins are more apparent. You are normal. ...Read more

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Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?

Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?

May be acrocyanosis: Some of these symptoms match acrocyanosis, which is a physiologic way that blood can cause pooling. The edema is not related. Cannot say why your hands are splotchy. Your evaluation may help clarify your medical situation. ...Read more