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I have bulging veins only in left hand. Not right. Wats that mean?

I have bulging veins only in left hand. Not right.  Wats that mean?

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. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of patients 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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That are located under the dermis and protrude out further ...Read more


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I have bulging veins in my hands. Does that mean that I have a heart problem?

I have bulging veins in my hands. Does that mean that I have a heart problem?

No: There can be many causes for this. This could simply be due to the way your veins dilated over your lifetime. It may not signify any type of problem. ...Read more

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What do bulging veins in the wrist mean?

What do bulging veins in the wrist mean?

loss of fat: Subcutaneous fat naturally atrophies over time. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a baby and a 90 year old man. These make veins which are normally occurring in the hand more visible. These can be removed, for cosmetic reasons, by a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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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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Unslightly bulging veins on hands-what's the cause?

Unslightly bulging veins on hands-what's the cause?

Probably normal: Usually, these are just normal veins. If they shrink when the hand is raised, don't hurt, & are soft, there is most likely no problem. If there is swelling of the arm, pain, redness, or the veins are firm, further evaluation should be done for clot or infection. They can be treated with sclerotherapy to improve appearance if desired. ...Read more

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I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

Possible causes:: Increased fluid intake, increased body temperature, new medications, increased exercise. ...Read more

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My body is always hot. Why? And I am too lean and skinny. I have bulging veins on the dorsal aspect of both hands and it's looking ugly.

My body is always hot. Why? And I am too lean and skinny. I have bulging veins on the dorsal aspect of both hands and it's looking ugly.

See your doctor: Heat intolerance, weight loss may be symptoms of overactive thyroid gland, and seeing your doctor for evaluation of this will help. The bulging veins in your hands should be left alone. As you gain some weight they should become less obvious. ...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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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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Is there anyway or exercise i can do to reduce d look of bulging veins on my hands n tighten d skin on my fingers? Thanks!

Is there anyway or exercise i can do to reduce d look of bulging veins on my hands n tighten d skin on my fingers? Thanks!

Fat/fillers/laser: Fat transfer, injections of dermal fillers can plump up the tissues on the hands making the veins and tendons less visible. Lasers can help to tighten the skin. The combination of treatments can be helpful. No exercises will tighten the skin. ...Read more

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My left hand (back side) has pulling discomfort for the past 10-15 days..consulted doc, says maybe stress or hormonal.. bulging veins occasionally?

My left hand (back side) has pulling discomfort for the past 10-15 days..consulted doc, says maybe stress or hormonal..
bulging veins occasionally?

Pain aling the left: Pain and numbness in the left hand, and usually felt in the entire arm and shoulder as well, could be the result of a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Shortness of breath, pain into the throat, deep pain or pressure sensation underneath the breastbone, accompanied by pain in the hand and arm should be determined by a physician if the heart is the cause. ...Read more

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I am getting a slight pain in the bulging vein in the palm of my right hand. It shot up my arm and it feels slightly numb, made my head feel numb too.

I am getting a slight pain in the bulging vein in the palm of my right hand. It shot up my arm and it feels slightly numb, made my head feel numb too.

ER/UC: Your symptoms cannot be diagnosed online, nor should they be. Go to an ER or UC clinic today for examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this could be due to a variety of reasons, including blood clots, thoracic outlet syndrome - to name two. ...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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What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

Bulging Veins: Bulging veins in the hands and wrists are often associated with aging, being thin and well hydrated. When the arms are down the blood in your veins have to work against gravity to return to the heart. When you raise your arms the blood flows with gravity to move more quickly toward the heart. Unlike the arteries which pulse blood, the movement of blood in the veins is more passive. ...Read more

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I have a sore and bulging vein in my right palm. What could be wrong?

I have a sore and bulging vein in my right palm. What could be wrong?

Hand Veins: Hand veins in the palm are not common but do occur. Often they are due to trauma and many times causes are unknown. If they are bothersome then local care with wet heat and ibuprofen may help. If no improvement then usually they can be injected with a solution to dissolve them (sclerotherapy). A last resort would be removal by micro incisions. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Common spot for OA: The basal thumb joint is a common spot for osteoarthritis of the hand. At age 30, you are young for that diagnosis, but osteoarthritis is a common problem at that location. ...Read more

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