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Veins (Overview)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart.


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If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

Varicocoele: An enlarged blood vessel or varicose vein in the scrotum is called a varicocoele and is usually harmless unless it becomes inflamed and painful, at which time you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Veins (Overview)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart.


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So I can stand for hours on end as long as I move around and don't stand still. And I won't have vein problems like cvi?

So I can stand for hours on end as long as I move around and don't stand still. And I won't have vein problems like cvi?

Not so: While prolonged standing makes vein problems worse there is no guarantee that walking around will 100% avoid them. ...Read more

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Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

No harm: Water ice will not cause any harm, even if placed overtop and obvious vein. ...Read more

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How do I help heal a cut vein?

Pressure and time: All venous bleeding will stop with pressure, elevation, and time. That said, active bleeding should be evaluated, and while you are holding pressure you should seek help. ...Read more

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I have a very dark vein after a vein closure done about 2 months ago. Why?

I have a very dark vein after a  vein closure done about 2 months ago. Why?

Hemosiderin: Most likely the vein treated was close to the skin. In these cases the treatment can cause hemosiderin (iron) staining of the skin. This can also happen after evlt and sclerotherapy. While not uncommon, the pigmentation typically resolves over several months. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can cut without hitting a vein?

Can i tell me how i can cut without hitting a vein?

Impossible: Veins - small and large - cover the entire surface of your skin. If you are cutting yourself, it would be useful for you to seek professional help from a local mental health facility. This is serious. ...Read more

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How to know if you cut a vein?

You bleed: Although some bleeding is usual after a traumatic puncture or laceration, the way to identify if you damaged a big vessel is by the amount of bleeding and the difficulty in stopping the bleeding. If you damaged a vein you would see that blood flow is continuous while if you damaged an artery the blood flow would be pulsatile. ...Read more

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How to know if you popped a vein?

Swelling bruise: A 'popped vein' may mean that the vein 'leaked'. Veins are tubes containing blood -so they don't pop like a balloon. However, if a vein is injured -usually a direct impact or injury - the vein can 'suddenly' leak. In that case, you would experience a rapidly developing bruise with swelling and sometimes pain. A normal vein clots quickly, so the leak will stop limiting the swelling. ...Read more

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Why is it that some peoples vein pop so much?

Depends on cause: Varicose veins sometimes make veins 'pop' or become noticeable on the skin surface. These veins often look abnormally 'twisty' or like odd bulges on the skin surface. Sometimes veins bulge to help us regulate body temperature, like after exercise or when it is hot outside. And, sometimes they appear to 'pop' out because the person has less body fat or soft tissue - weight lifters are an example. ...Read more

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