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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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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!

Well,: Short of closing them or best removing them there is nothing you can do. I dislike injections as it takes long time to clear them up besides `i have seen residual ugly pigmentation. I remove them with tiny skin openings and hook. One single session in local anesthesia.
Excellent results. I do this since 1995! ...Read more

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13 year old son is inactive but not fat. He gets bulging veins in his arms and hands sometimes we notice it. Will this go away if he's active?

13 year old son is inactive but not fat. He gets bulging veins in his arms and hands sometimes we notice it. Will this go away if he's active?

Not necessarily: but bulging veins in the arms can be harmless. If not painful should not be a big worry. Will change as he comes more active. ...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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I received 20mg of Depo medrol ultrasound injection . My question is if my nerve was injected to the median nerve and caused damage would it effect both sides and chest ? I've had bulging veins burning pain on fire red when actively using my hands .

I received 20mg of Depo medrol ultrasound injection . My question is if my nerve was injected to the median nerve and caused damage would it effect both sides and chest ?  I've had bulging veins burning pain on fire red when actively using my hands .

No: No, the median nerve supplies the thumb, index, and middle fingers; so even extreme damage to the median nerve would not directly affect the chest. But is possible you had more of a systemic reaction to the steroids you were given, although there are other potential causes as well. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...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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Have a bulging vein tender to touch @ wrist (below backside of pinky) for months. Will this get dislodged, travel to lung & kill me if keep sedentary?

Have a bulging vein tender to touch @ wrist (below backside of pinky) for months. Will this get dislodged, travel to lung & kill me if keep sedentary?

No: A small clot on the wrist / hand is too small to cause any serious problems in the lungs if it dislodged & embolized. Also, since it has been there for months it is now chronic & is scarred to the vein wall where it cannot move anymore. The main issue in the pain / tenderness from the chronic phlebitis. If it continues to bother you then see a surgeon about possibly removing the vein. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak : Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a 5 yr old boy has a bulging vein on his penis?

See a doctor : This may be normal variation but it is best to have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the reason for bulging veins in the booty?

What is the reason for bulging veins in the booty?

Buttock veins.: Buttock veins are not the routine for location of varicose veins and when they occur, sources for them such as the saphenous vein, branches of the saphenous vein or even reflux from pelvic and ovarian veins need to be considered. A venous duplex ultrasound of the leg veins may help and, sometimes, a CT scan of the pelvis may be necessary. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Yes: Prominent penile veins are commonly seen, and the warmth of the environment they occupy makes the veins more obvious. ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins on the right leg?

What causes bulging veins on the right leg?

Refluxing veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves(called reflux) most commonly in the saphenous system. To treat these you must first undergo a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. Medical management would be the use of support hose but this is only masking the problem. Laser closure of the leaking valves and micro incisions to remove the vv's is the ideal. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

NO: All "bulging veins" are not varicose veins. Some bulgy veins are functioning normally.Common examples of such normal veins include prominent veins on the front of the shin bone or enlarged bulging veins on thin athletes or bodybuilders. In order for a vein to be classified as varicose, it must be not only dilated but also have diseased faulty broken valves within it that is causing blood to pool ...Read more

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Why do I have bulging veins on the right side of my forehead?

Why do I have bulging veins on the right side of my forehead?

Genetics probably: Some people are genetically disposed to have visible veins on the side of their forehead. These veins are blue in color and don't pulsate. See a doctor if you have bulging vessels on the side of your head that are not veins. ...Read more

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I have a bulging vein on my right knee it is not painful at all?

I have a bulging vein on my right knee it is not painful at all?

Vein: Bulging veins usually are the result of venous reflux further up the leg
If not painful may not require treatment,however use of support or compression would be advised to aid venous return ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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