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I have visible veins in my palms and fingers, is that normal?

I have visible veins in my palms and fingers, is that normal?

Yes: Without seeing your hands i will tell you it is probably normal. The veins in palm and fingers can be visible/ more visible if you are thin, or have fair skin which is more translucent , or have been exercising , you are hot or excited. There are rare skin conditions where the skin is almost completely translucent and there are rare circulation problems but at 33 years old they are very unlikely. ...Read more

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What would cause the veins in the palm of my hands and fingers to become more visible?

What would cause the veins in the palm of my hands and fingers to become more visible?

Hard to say...: Really need more information and good history and physical examination. It could be from better hydration or weight loss. Have your doctor examine you. You may just have superficial veins. Doesn't sound urgent unless painful, swelling or other symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suddenly get purple veins along the side of your fingers or on your palm?

Is it normal to suddenly get purple veins along the side of your fingers or on your palm?

Probably nothing: Normal vein color is purple. If there was no trauma and they are not painful or swollen, you can wait to see if the discoloration fades. If you are in a cold climate, you could get a purple discoloration of the fingers called "Raynaud's". Try elevating your hands above your head. If the veins recede with gravity, then there is nothing to worry about. If they are painful, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I feel pain only my calfs up to my knees i also feel pain on my fingers and palms i also have green varicose veins but never had a problem ?

I feel pain only my calfs up to my knees  i also feel pain on my fingers and palms  i also have green varicose veins but never had a problem ?

See vein specialist: The symptoms you describe on calves are consistent with varicose veins / venous insufficiency. I am not quite sure to make of the finger and palm pain. I would recommend you start with an evaluation with a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Prominent veins and visibly pulsing arteries in the palm of my hand and at my wrist and along the side of the hand from the thumb to the index finger.

Prominent veins and visibly pulsing arteries in the palm of my hand and at my wrist and along the side of the hand from the thumb to the index finger.

Hand veins: Hand veins don't pulsate and hand veins are not prominent on the palmar side of the hand. These may be arterial if you are feeling pulses. You can start by getting an exam by a hand specialist and or vascular surgeon. Aneurysms of digital arteries in the hands are extremely rare. ...Read more

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