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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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Veins on top of hand big and poppy feel squishy too with a bit of pain in the hand why?

Veins on top of hand big and poppy feel squishy too with a bit of pain in the hand why?

Not sure about poppy: Liz, every person's hand veins become more prominent with age. Normal veins feel "squishy". They easily move away when you push them. It's normal and not dangerous.
Arthritis is also common with age and the most common cause of pain in hands. However, if you have hurt your hand or burst a vein you could have bruise-like pain. Apply warm compresses and it will probably get better. Good luck ...Read more

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Vein on top of hand is swollen. Stuck a needle in it as self harm. Very painful to touch do I need to go to emerg? May be infected. Help

Vein on top of hand is swollen. Stuck a needle in it as self harm. Very painful to touch do I need to go to emerg? May be infected. Help

Warm compresses: Or warm soaks May resolve.
If redness spreading or tenderness increasing or fever may need antibiotics or if abscesses May need drainage or excision (unusual) ...Read more

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Why do I have a broken vein on top of my hand?

Why do I have a broken vein on top of my hand?

Usually trauma.: There are many veins on the top of the hand which are relatively close to the surface of the skin and are prone to be injured. Trauma to the area (this could be a simple banging of your hand without you even being aware) could result in beaking of the vein leading to a black and blue area. Also medications such as aspirin, blood thinners and even vitamin e. Flaxseed and and nsaids can cause this. ...Read more

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Cause of painful veins on top of both hands?

Cause of painful veins on top of both hands?

Thrombophlebitis: Painful veins can be the result of thrombophlebitis. This is an inflammation of your veins most likely the result of a clot. Sometimes it will progress and become infected. Using oral anti-inflammatories and warm heat packs will help alleviate the symptoms. If they persist see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cold, enlarged, and painful veins on top of my hand, what to do?

Cold, enlarged, and painful veins on top of my hand, what to do?

Thrombophlebitis: Sounds like what you have, which means clot in superficial veins. Please see a physician for it. Typical treatment is Ibuprofen and warm compresses. ...Read more

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I have been having numbing and tingling sensations in my right arm. My veins on top of my hand were bulged out and bright blue w can cause this?

I have been having numbing and tingling sensations in my right arm. My veins on top of my hand were bulged out and bright blue w can cause this?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What us the name of the vein in the top of the hand?

What us the name of the vein in the top of the hand?

Dorsal venous arch: This is made up of the basilic and cephaic veins in the forearm. It gives off a number of unnamed branches. ...Read more

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I'm right handed. Why is the vein in the top of my hand more prominent there than anywhere else.

I'm right handed. Why is the vein in the top of my hand more prominent there than anywhere else.

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. In your case, since this is your dominant hand, most likely there is increased blood flow in it since you use it more. This could lead to more engorged veins on that side. ...Read more

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Veins on the top of my hands sometimes look very prominent (bulged) and green. Could this be some health or dietary issue?

Veins on the top of my hands sometimes look very prominent (bulged) and green. Could this be some health or dietary issue?

Well, vague question: Probably not related to dietary issues, but a check for your blood pressure and overall health to be a good patient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do the veins on the top of my hand move when my hand is moved to certain positions? Moves to the side, and sometimes tickles. Is it bad? What is it

Moving veins: The veins are the most superficial blood vessels on the hand. They are in a loose tissue layers that allow them to move back and forth slightly with hand motion. It is not abnormal. Don't worry. ...Read more

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If you cut your knuckles or the top of your hand would it cut your vein?

If you cut your knuckles or the top of your hand would it cut your vein?

Yes: There are microscopic capillary veins all over your skin. These bleed whenever you get a cut (doctors might call this capillary ooze). If you have prominent hand veins, these can get cut and bleed just like any other vein. If this happens, hold your hand above the level of your heart to slow bleeding and apply pressure. ...Read more

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I'm 33 years old and noticed a very dark flat vein on top of my left hand that starts from the wrist down to my third nuckle?

I'm 33 years old and noticed a very dark flat vein on top of my left hand that starts from the wrist down to my third nuckle?

All Is Not In Vein: So-I assume it's long and thin and maybe a little curvy? I want you to hang your hand all the way down and see if it fills up. And if it does, then raise it above the level of your heart and see if it goes flat. If so it's a vein. Welcome to the human race. If not, if it stays flat all the time it may be an old occluded vein (? past trauma?).If none of that works, and it's not a tattoo, get it looked at ...Read more

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My Right Hand Top Vein Is Hurting like crazy Everytime I try to move my hand up and down it hurts, I can't remember if hit myself but what can it be?

My Right Hand Top Vein Is Hurting like crazy Everytime I try to move my hand up and down it hurts, I can't remember if hit myself but what can it be?

In The Right Vein: Sometimes veins get inflamed usually, as you guessed, by minor trauma. They can then get a clot in them and that hurts too for a while. Those small superficial veins usually heal within a few weeks but may leave a lump for a longer time. A warm cloth intermittently and Motrin will help. But if it extends and/or the skin gets involved get it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles pain on the top of the hand right where the vein is?

What causes pins and needles pain on the top of the hand right where the vein is?

Not sure where the: Vein is, there are veins all over the hand bit numbness on the back or top of the hand can be from direct irritation to the radial or ulnar sensory nervrs or in part with copression anywhere from the wrist and forearm to the elbow up to the neck. The back of the hand is not involved with carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Why is my vein swollen and painful after having an IV in my hand. The vein that is swollen and painful starts in the top of my hand and up my arm?

Why is my vein swollen and painful after having an IV in my hand. The vein that is swollen and painful starts in the top of my hand and up my arm?

Arm swelling: One concerning complication of an IV is phlebitis. Any red streaking up the arm where IV was placed is concerning. Tenderness can be common after IV placement, but this is usually not serious unless associated with fever (usually low-grade), red streaking up arm, warmth/redness, significant swelling/pain. If only minor symptoms present: Swelling can be managed by elevation of arm; pain with NSAIDs ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and my Veins are bulging and their is like a pain, puling feeling, warmth on the top of my hand wheretheveinsare what I do? Wht is it?

I'm 18 years old and my Veins are bulging and their is like a pain, puling feeling, warmth on the top of my hand wheretheveinsare what I do? Wht is it?

Phlebitis: Probably phlebitis which is inflammation of superficial veins. Anti-inflammatory medications otc along with elevation of the hand may help. I think if it doesn't improve with 600mg ibuprofen and elevation in 24-48 hours, you should go see MD ...Read more

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Why is the vein that runs on top of my hand and wrist swelling if I leave my hand down?

Why is the vein that runs on top of my hand and wrist swelling if I leave my hand down?

Venous pressure.: When your hands are placed above your heart the blood drains out of the hands and the flow of blood back to the heart increases. The opposite occurs when the hands are down below the heart. The venous return decreases and the veins fill. This is normal and is due to changes in venous pressure due to what we call hydrostatic pressure. This can also be affected by levels of hydration, . ...Read more

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Suddenly a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are bulging. I'm slender, 27 yo, female. What could cause this?

Suddenly a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are bulging. I'm slender, 27 yo, female. What could cause this?

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. I doubt at age 27 that aging is a factor for you. 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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I noticed a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are suddenly bulging. I'm 27, slender, female. What could cause this?

I noticed a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are suddenly bulging. I'm 27, slender, female. What could cause this?

Bulging vein on wris: I cannot really answer this without doing an exam and checking you myself. Veins often show either bulging or collapsing intermittently depending upon your hydration status or position of the extremity (when elevated they collapse, when dangling they dilate). Other conditions such as blood clots or phlebitis that obstruct vein in an arm could cause sudden bulging. Consider examination by doctor. ...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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My dad woke with a redness in the arm. It looks as though it is redness along a vein in the arm that starts from the top of his hand all the way to t.

My dad woke with a redness in the arm. It looks as though it is redness along a vein in the arm that starts from the top of his hand all the way to t.

? phlebitis or lymph: Redness along the arm in a long streak pattern can be related to phlebitis-inflammation of the vein and/or lymphangitis-inflammation of the lymph vessels due to bacterial infection. This needs physician review. Can be a big problem with need for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (right hand).

I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (right hand).

Rash: It is impossible to tell what kind of rash this is I would try and over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps ...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

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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A cold certain spot where my vein is on top of my hand where my index finger is and also with alittle sharp pain what could be causing that feeling?

Many options: This could be many things. Arthritis, carpal tunnel, nerve pinching, vascular problem, insect bite, skin problem to name a few. I would monitor for progressing symptoms such as increasing numbness and pain, try otc meds such as advil, (ibuprofen) and see what happens. If no better or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sudden bulging veins on the tops of both hands, palms of hands as well as forearms/inner elbow. Why?

I have sudden bulging veins on the tops of both hands, palms of hands as well as forearms/inner elbow. Why?

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. I doubt at age 32 that aging is a factor for you. 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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